With the midterm elections looming, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has made available a new “Election 2014” web resource designed to help the general aviation community be informed and involved in this year’s elections.
LAS VEGAS — Pete McLeod of Canada was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 12, after heavy winds forced the cancellation of the flying in the first of three final rounds. McLeod won the first race of his career by virtue of his victory in Qualifying on Saturday.
Nigel Lamb of Britain moved into the overall World Championship lead of the world’s fastest motorsport series with 53 points on the strength of his fourth straight second place and Germany’s Matthias Dolderer got his first podium of the year with third place.
Quest Aircraft Co. has signed an agreement with SkyView Aircraft (Jiangsu) Industry Co. to represent Quest as the exclusive dealer for KODIAK aircraft in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The contract also outlines plans for limited assembly and eventual manufacturing of KODIAKs in China.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Matt Tuohy, a Navy flight veteran and senior corporate executive, has been named director of Jacksonville University’s Davis Aviation Center.
DENVER, Colorado – Charlie Johnson, president and COO of Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC), was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 4.
Johnson, the former president of Cessna, is a well-known industry veteran and advocate of electric propulsion for general aviation. He is a co-founder and director of AEAC, which is planning to offer the first U.S.-sponsored, practical, solar-electric airplane serving the aviation training market. [Read more...]
Tecnam reports that the first Tecnam P2006T MRI (Multi-Sensor Reconnaissance and Identification) aircraft is now operating in South Africa.
Fuel is the lifeblood of aircraft and pilots. Most aircraft need it to power their engines; pilots need it, in the form of oxygen and proper nutrition, to power themselves. The November issues of General Aviation News will turn the spotlight on fuels — all kinds — and look at the current state of affairs, as well as what we can expect
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state. The technology is designed to help pilots make better flight decisions, especially when disconnected from the Internet, telephone, flight services and other data sources normally used by pilots.
The Wings of Freedom Tour, featuring vintage aircraft including a B-24, and P-51, will land at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina Oct. 17.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, P-51 Mustang Fighter and B-17 “Nine O Nine” will be at GMU through Oct. 20.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has revealed the winners of its 2014 “Giving Back” grants that recognize good works done through general aviation by non-profit organizations.