Future of Santa Monica Airport on the November ballot

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Two opposing measures to decide the future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in southern California will appear on the city ballot in November. The ballot is the latest weapon in what has become a contentious battle over the future of the... Continue Reading →

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UAS test site adds runway

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi now has an airport and runway in its approved flight ranges. The FAA recently approved a new range to test and fly unmanned aircraft... Continue Reading →

Channel Islands Aviation partners with SBBCollege to offer new aviation program

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Channel Islands Aviation has partnered with Santa Barbara Business College in California in a new, accredited program — Associate of Science in Aviation. Continue Reading →

Aviation career fair slated

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

CLEARWATER, Fla. — National Aviation Academy (NAA) is hosting a fall career fair on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Companies scheduled to attend include: Aerotek, American Flyers, Boeing South Carolina, Bombardier Learjet, Cape Air,... Continue Reading →

Common financial mistake vs. uncommon financial opportunity

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

While listening to the inimitable Clark Howard, a popular radio personality who offers financial advice, I learned an interesting tidbit of information. It seems auto loans are being taken out for longer and longer periods of time. The average auto... Continue Reading →

Flying Physicians urge swift medical reform

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number... Continue Reading →

NTSB study on drug use criticized by GA groups

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board is “incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution,” according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Continue Reading →

Helicopter accident rate shows double digit reduction

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Helicopter Safety Team has released new statistics on accident rates for U.S. civil helicopters along with new data on fatal accident rates and fatalities. For the first seven months of 2014, there have been 3.94 helicopter... Continue Reading →

Frosting for Flight fundraiser set

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Oshkosh chapter of Women in Aviation, International, is holding its fourth annual Frosting for Flight cupcake competition and cupcake sale to raise funds for its Spirit of Flight scholarship. Continue Reading →

Young Business Aviation Professionals Program to debut at NBAA2014

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by

The National Business Aviation Association will debut its Young Professionals In Business Aviation initiative at NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 21. Continue Reading →