The enormous growth in the number of small UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) has highlighted the tremendous opportunities in this industry. This includes using drones beyond line of sight to monitor the safety of rail track, bridges, and power lines. It also includes package delivery and humanitarian missions. [Read more…]
Joining the build was John Robinson, the founder of AV84All, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to general aviation airplanes for everyone. The Cruzer will be modified with special controls so that disabled pilots will be able to take flight.
“EAA Chapter 1083 is literally making a dream come true for AV84all,” he said. “Without their help it would take a lot longer to get this project off of the ground. They are making flying for the disabled a reality.” [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case involving aviation products liability, an issue that could have a significant impact on the cost of flying.
At the heart of the case is the question of whether juries can impose aircraft design standards at the state level in aviation products liability cases, in conflict with the FAA’s federal regulatory and certification standards. [Read more…]
WILMINGTON, Ohio — The most recent runway in the United States to be certified by the FAA as Category III is located at the Wilmington Air Park.
The Clinton County Port Authority and LGSTX Services recently received word from the FAA that the Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 22R has been officially certified at Category III/E/3. [Read more…]
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared October 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In West Virginia, general aviation contributes over $1 billion to the state’s total economic output annually.
According to the proclamation: “The use of general aviation by businesses and farms in West Virginia is directly tied to the future growth and prosperity of the State.” [Read more…]
NEW YORK — United States Aviation Underwriters (USAU), the manager of the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), revealed that David McKay, Chairman and CEO, plans to retire after nearly 40 years with the company. McKay’s retirement will be effective April 3, 2017. At that time, John Brogan will become President and CEO. [Read more…]
At this year’s Triple Tree Fly-in near Greenville, South Carolina, 80 raffle tickets were offered at $20 each for a one-hour ride in the 1942 PT-17 Stearman (N851WM) owned by the Triple Tree Foundation. If the winner was a pilot, then dual instruction was included.