Teaching a homeless man to fly

CFI and blogger Ron Rapp notes that a lot of people say they want to learn to fly, then pull out the old excuses of no time or money. That brings to mind the time he taught James, a man without a permanent address, cellphone or car, how to fly. James was couch-surfing to save money and rode his bike to the airport for lessons. “Whenever someone tells me they could never possibly find the time or money to pursue flying — or any dream for that matter — I always think about James, and I know the truth: If there’s a will, there’s always a way,” writes Rapp. Check out the full post here.

PlaneLogiX: Bringing GA aircraft maintenance into the 21st century

Will Goldstein, Robert Wilkes, William Hecksteden

All aircraft owners know the importance of their maintenance logbooks — and just as many look at those records and think “what a mess.”

You’re not alone. That’s why three under-30 innovators have created a new aircraft maintenance record backup and transcription program that’s proven to be quite popular with the GA crowd.

Called PlaneLogiX, the service was born out of something we’ve all muttered under our breath: “There’s got to be a better way.”
That’s what Robert Wilkes thought when he was an aircraft owner. “There were some fundamental shortcomings in the ownership experience,” he said.

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National Aviation Hall of Fame collaborates with Dayton History

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame has entered into a partnership that turns the daily operations of the Hall of Fame’s Learning Center over to Dayton History, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the 14,500-square-foot NAHF Learning Center features displays, flight simulators, and interactive exhibits that honor its 225 enshrinees.

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