DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has revealed the names of four individuals who have been elected for enshrinement at its annual formal ceremony, Oct. 2, 2015 in Dayton. On that night they will officially join the roster of 225 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962.
Mike Kincaid from Idaho sent in this photo from a ride swap he did with famed airplane designer Burt Rutan: [Read more…]
The Center for Environmental Health, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit, has settled a 2011 lawsuit it brought against numerous aviation fuel suppliers in the state, according to a report at AOPA.org.
Under the settlement, 30 fuel distributors have agreed to warn residents living within one kilometer of those airports of the potential risks by posting warning signs advising of the hazards of lead at 23 California airports where they operate, according to the AOPA report. The distributors also agreed to sell the fuel with the lowest-lead content that is commercially available in sufficient quantities and to make mogas available to FBOs that request it. In addition, the 30 companies will pay a combined $550,000 in penalties and legal costs.
Officials from the UAS Integration Office of the FAA, the Grand Rapids Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and the Detroit Manufacturing Inspection Satellite Offices (MISO) recently met in Saginaw, Michigan, to oversee final requirements before issuing Merrill Aviation & Defense (Merrill) a special Experimental Airworthiness Certification for its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) named The Torrent. [Read more…]
Tarbes, France – DAHER-SOCATA has delivered its 700th series production TBM turboprop aircraft.
The milestone airplane, a TBM 900, was provided to a private customer in Illinois, through a sale organized by Muncie Aviation, the authorized TBM distributor based at Muncie Municipal Airport in Indiana.
Carrie Bartel submitted this photo of sunset at Kubick Aviation Services at Ford Airport (KIMT) at Iron Mountain/Kingsford in Michigan. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer.
Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Co. factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing support. Final assembly will take place inside the original Wright factory buildings.
National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film ”Living in the Age of Airplanes,” which takes audiences on an epic journey through 18 countries and across all seven continents as it shows how the airplane has changed the world. The film will be released worldwide April 10, 2015.