FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has honored the Lee County Port Authority with the 2016 General Aviation Airport of the Year Award for Page Field (KFMY). [Read more…]
An app that helps pilots find airport courtesy cars is now supported by a website that lists more than 1,625 cars around the nation.
As 2016 began, the most successful seller of Light-Sport Aircraft, Flight Design GmbH of Germany, faced a daunting financial situation that resulted in significant actions to remedy the situation. In the space of a few months, the company has worked diligently with its creditors and the forward view is taking an agreeable perspective.
“After a challenging first few months of 2016, things are looking up at Europe’s Flight Design GmbH,” said Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA, the North American importer of the LSA. “After seeking and gaining acceptance of voluntary insolvency under German law, the company has worked with dealers and suppliers to reorganize and continue producing aircraft at their facilities in Ukraine and Germany.”
Peghiny noted that the most important news for existing owners of Flight Design aircraft was the immediate investment to ensure the continuation of safety-related fleet surveillance. This is a key component of Continued Operational Safety Monitoring (COSM), which is of primary importance to European regulator EASA, America’s FAA, and aviation regulators worldwide. [Read more…]
By ELLEN RANDOLL
OVERGAARD, Ariz. — Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1044 has selected two local teenagers to receive fully-paid scholarships, including tuition and roundtrip airfare, to the EAA Advanced Air Academy summer 2016 program. [Read more…]
The FAA and other members of the aviation community have developed new standards to improve safety at U.S. airports during inclement weather.
On October 1, 2016, U.S. airports, airline flight crews, dispatchers, general aviation pilots, and air traffic controllers will begin using new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) standards to reduce the risk of runway overrun accidents and incidents due to runway contamination caused by weather and other factors. [Read more…]
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems has received an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) expansion for its RANGR line of ADS-B systems for Part 23 aircraft. This expansion adds pressurized and composite aircraft to the company’s existing AML, bringing the total number of covered aircraft to more than 780 general aviation aircraft makes and models. [Read more…]
On July 15, general aviation changed forever.
That’s when President Barack Obama signed into law an FAA authorization extension that includes third class medical reform.
WHEELING, Ill. – Pilots and aircraft owners at Chicago Executive Airport have created a petition to encourage the airport’s board of directors to install self-serve aviation fuel on the airport.
“It’s kind of as if your town wouldn’t allow gas stations to offer self-serve pumps,” said Madeleine Monaco, president of the Chicago Executive Pilots Association (CEPA). “The result would be people taking their business to neighboring towns to save on gas prices. The same thing is happening at Chicago Executive.” [Read more…]