Kassi Slowey, a freshman at Billings West High School in Montana and a student pilot, is the winner of a nationwide art contest sponsored by the Air Race Classic, the historic all-women cross-country airplane race. [Read more…]
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold leadership positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, reports that Marion Blakey, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America, will be the keynote speaker for its 28th annual conference. [Read more…]
Washington’s Sanford Reim is flying a Breezy – N800PY – from Penn Yan, New York, to Hillsboro, Oregon. Reim launched on Friday, Sept. 9 and as of Sept. 14, he’d made it to Billings, Montana. You can follow along via his SPOT.
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — After years of development, EPS has “frozen” the design for the Graflight 8 diesel that is being taken through the FAA’s engine certification process.
Company officials note they have reached the conformity stage, which requires the development of an engine assembled with parts that conform to precise drawing and quality standards. [Read more…]
Idaho’s third annual Aviation Safety Standdown Seminar is slated for Oct. 29 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise.
The event, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., is designed for all pilots, but particularly Idaho general aviation pilots. [Read more…]
In a new blog post on Air Facts, Tony Vallillo, a retired American Airlines captain, says that “Sully” — the Clint Eastwood movie about the Miracle on the Hudson, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 — is a movie that “any pilot, and especially an airline pilot, can watch without being mortified by technical and artistic errors on the part of the filmmakers.” [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live Sept. 19, 2016.
On that day, general aviation aircraft owners can apply for a $500 rebate to help offset the cost to equip eligible aircraft in a “timely manner, rather than waiting to meet the mandatory equipage date,” FAA officials said. [Read more…]