HAVRE, Mont. – You are retired from a 50-year career as a farmer and aerial applicator. What next? If you are Roger Lincoln, you and your wife Mable go into partnership with friends Tony and Katherine Dolphay and open MRKT Aviation Fuel on the Havre City/County Airport (KHVR) in Montana. [Read more…]
Victoria Dunbar, a Ph.D. candidate at Florida Institute of Technology’s doctoral program in Aviation Sciences, is investigating the factors that could contribute to CFIs becoming complacent. She hopes to identify prevention strategies that could be developed into standards, which could then lead to a reduced risk of CFI complacency and an overall improvement in GA safety.
She is asking CFIs to complete an online survey, which would take 10 to 15 minutes. The study is targeting those who have a current CFI certificate, regardless if they are currently working as a CFI or not.
You can access the online survey here.
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s first-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report shows that business and general aviation avionics sales topped $587 million in the first three quarters of the year.
That’s a 9.9% drop in sales compared to the first-quarter of 2014, when sales were more than $651 million. This year’s first-quarter sales are more in line with the first-quarter sales of 2013, which totaled more than $586 million, AEA officials noted. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Did you know that an aspiring pilot is less likely to have an accident while training than after earning a pilot certificate? Nevertheless, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say they’ve developed an understanding of when and how training accidents are likely to occur, both through its own investigations and through industry and government research identifying risks involved in both solo and dual instructional flights.
That’s why officials are presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from NTSB’s accident investigations involving instructional accidents. The goal of the July 11 seminar is to give the GA community the tools to decrease the rate of training-related accidents, NTSB officials said. [Read more…]
LOS ANGELES — FAA officials have completed a compliance audit at ICON Aircraft’s Tehachapi, California, facility, which led agency officials to issue the first Special-Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for ICON’s A5.
With this milestone complete, ICON will now begin customer deliveries for the A5, which has a backlog of more than 1,250 orders, according to company officials. [Read more…]
GARY, Indiana — The Gary Air Show returns to the city July 11-12 at the city’s Marquette Park.
“To have the air show back in Gary is a huge deal for us,” said Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “It will definitely be a tourist attraction but more important, an economic shot in the arm for the city and its businesses.” [Read more…]
HEBER CITY, Utah — OK3 AIR, the FBO at Heber City Municipal Airport-Russ McDonald Field (36U), has reopened for daylight operations after the first phase of a runway and apron refurbishment was completed.
Construction still continues on the field lighting electrical system, FBO officials note. [Read more…]
Radio-controlled (RC) flying is a popular hobby for full-scale pilots and non-pilots alike. For those full-scale pilots who haven’t had the pleasure of flying an RC, I thought I’d share a recent conversation with Seattle-area full-scale and RC pilot Doug Wilson. [Read more…]