AOPA insists FAA withdraw new sleep disorder policy

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) on Wednesday sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta insisting that the FAA withdraw its new policy on obstructive sleep apnea or go through the rulemaking process. Continue Reading →

On-Air Summit to feature House and Senate GA Caucus members

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by

Several members of the House and Senate General Aviation Caucus will travel to Wichita for the Wichita Aero Club’s annual On-Air Summit Dec. 16. Continue Reading →

New officers for GAMA

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, as GAMA’s Chairman for 2014. Taylor previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman and as Chairman of the Flight... Continue Reading →

Advent of cold and flu season a reminder for drug-impairment awareness

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by

As cold and flu season progresses, an open letter to pilots, stressing the contribution of common medications to some fatal loss-of-control aviation accidents, is getting renewed attention, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association. Continue Reading →

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Blakey to receive Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by

Marion Blakey has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. Established in 1948 by the National Aeronautic Association to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the trophy is awarded annually to a living... Continue Reading →

IAWA selects Woman of Excellence Award recipient

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by

The International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) has chosen Elizabeth Freidenberg of Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic as the recipient of the 2013 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award. Continue Reading →

NATF reveals scholarship recipient

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) reports that Matthew Groh, a freshman at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the recipient of the 2013 Navigate Your Future Scholarship. Continue Reading →

Wolf Aviation Fund grant proposals due Dec. 15

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by

Deadline for applications for a Wolf Aviation Fund grant has been set for Dec. 15. Each year the Wolf Aviation Fund provides grants for a number of individuals and organizations doing great work in general aviation. Continue Reading →

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Wichita Aero Club Trophy to be presented to Cessna chairman emeritus

Posted on November 10th, 2013 by

WICHITA — The fourth annual Wichita Aero Club Trophy will be presented to former Cessna Aircraft Company Chairman Russell W. Meyer, Jr. Continue Reading →

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Machado honored with Crystal Eagle Award

Posted on November 10th, 2013 by

Aviation author, humorist and flight instructor Rod Machado was presented with the Aero Club of Northern California’s 2013 Crystal Eagle Award. The award is presented annually to honor individuals whose achievements are among the highest in aviation and aerospace. Continue Reading →