“Doc” is a fully-restored B-29 — one of only two in existence today. After its multi-year restoration, “Doc” is ready for flight-testing. To make flight-testing happen, Doc’s Friends has launched a Kickstarter (see below) with the goal of raising $137,500 by Friday, Oct. 30. [Read more…]
LOS ANGELES — Clay Lacy Aviation has awarded $10,200 in scholarship funds to 24 students enrolled at the Aviation Center (AV-Center), an aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport and operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education. [Read more…]
The official mobile app for the National Business Aviation Association’s Convention & Exhibition — NBAA2015 — is now available. [Read more…]
GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Municipal Airport is seeing renewed interest and growth, drawing new activity and development.
In recent months, many factors are coming together to strengthen airport operations and partnerships, according to airport officials. A new restaurant opened last November, called Something Special Aviation Café, which not only operates a café for airport tenants and visitors, but also runs an established catering business that has been in the Valley for several years. [Read more…]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared September “General Aviation and Community Airport Month.” The proclamation highlights the important role of general aviation in Maryland, where it supports over 6,300 jobs and contributes more than $700 million in business-generated revenue to the economy annually.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker also declared September “Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation highlights the critical role of general aviation in Alaska, which has more of these aircraft per capita than any other state. Approximately 82% of communities are not served by roads, and citizens across the state depend on aircraft as a primary mode of transportation for travel, medical services, and shipments of goods.
As support for the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2) continues to grow, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has taken to the Senate floor to explain key provisions of the measure (see video below).
As of Sept. 25, 67 senators and 140 members of the House of Representatives from both parties had signed on to cosponsor PBR2. [Read more…]