Sharp Details, a corporate aircraft cleaning and detailing firm, has strengthened its East Coast expansion with the addition of 30 full-time aircraft cleaning and support personnel in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has donated more than $30,000 to veterans’ organizations raised through the 2014 NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project. Earlier this year, NATA and its members developed the project to expand the association’s support of veterans. Donations from this year’s project will support the Veterans Airlift Command and the Medal of Honor Foundation.
On Nov. 4, a ballot initiative to give the Santa Monica City Council more control over operations at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO) in Southern California was approved by voters, signaling — for some — a death knell for the embattled airport.
Measure LC allows the City Council to manage the airport as it sees fit, including closing all or part of the 227-acre property. The measure, which passed with a 60% margin, mandates that the airport land be used only for parks, open space and recreational facilities until voters can approve land-use guidelines.
It had the backing of several community groups which have been trying to close the airport for years, citing safety concerns and calling the airport a playground for “rich hobbyist pilots.”
To celebrate 100 years of female pilots in combat, Fly It Forward pilots will give free introductory flights to female military personnel and their daughters during the upcoming sixth annual Fly It Forward challenge organized by the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (IWOAW). The challenge is set for March 2-8, 2015.
Aircraft have to be the most picture-worthy mode of transportation (an objective opinion if I’ve ever read one) — and we’d like to see your best shots of 2014. These should be your photos you’ve taken in 2014. I can’t think of a better way to cap off 2014 than sharing your great pictures in our two December print issues.
Email your photo (be sure to include specifics like where it was taken, the plane description and the full name of anyone in the photo) to Editor Janice Wood
Note: Please send the largest file size you have available. Bigger is better.