The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today launched the Rusty Pilots program, which allows lapsed pilots a way to return to flying in a matter of hours through a free session of ground school that fulfills the FAA’s flight review requirement for ground instruction.
The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) has partnered with the United States Ultralight Association (USUA), a pilot organization, to host a safety conference at SUN ‘n FUN.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has added Adam Smith to its staff as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Development. In this role, Smith will oversee the execution of CAF’s “Airbase Strategy” to include leading the design, funding and construction of the CAF National Airbase, and ultimately the oversight of the existing and future Airbases.
DALLAS/FORT WORTH — The North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA) second annual Safety Show-Down event on April 3 at Million Air Dallas at Addison (KADS) Airport will feature more than 10 different presentations and special guest luncheon speaker Ed Bolen, president and CEO for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).
The Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA have signed two agreements — a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement — that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the AirVenture Oshkosh convention.
This ends the uncertainty that began with the FAA’s sudden assessment of ATC fees for the 2013 event and the potential that air traffic support might not be provided this year or in the future unless those fees were paid, according to EAA officials.
Legendary airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff will serve as an “AOPA Ambassador,” officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, TENN. — On Thursday, March 13, the Aircraft Electronics Association unveiled its 2013 year-end Avionics Market Report during the opening general session of the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
The White House’s latest budget includes the addition of a $100 per flight user fee on general aviation, a measure that Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association CEO Mark Baker thinks will fail to win congressional approval. Still, it’s likely the industry will face the same issue again, Baker told the Wichita Aero Club this week. “I don’t know this will ever go away,” he said. Read a full report in The Wichita Eagle here.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has released a new tool that will steer members through the steps of starting a flying club. “AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club” identifies the most important aspects to consider when bringing a club from inception to full operation.