The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) joined by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Business Aviation Association submitted comments at the March 12 East Hampton Town Board Meeting in opposition to the town’s proposal to restrict operations at East Hampton Airport (HTO) in New York. [Read more…]
In 2014, The Sporty’s Foundation made grants topping $148,000, bringing the grand total of grants since the foundation’s inception to more than $1 million.
Kris Chupka sent in this photo of a March sunrise over Centennial Airport (KAPA) in Denver. [Read more…]
When Continental Motors recently announced FAA Type Certification of its new alternative fuel powerplant, IO-360-AF, this encouraged Flight Design to move its test article C4 from the fabrication plant to its German headquarters in Kamenz, where it will undergo final tests leading to first flight of the new design. [Read more…]
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation recently launched its Air Shepherd program, which uses remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. [Read more…]
Now online is the March/April 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on weather forces, sources, and resources. Articles review some basic causes of weather activity, how certain conditions can affect pilot safety, and the tools you can use to aid your weather decision-making process..
The issue also has two special tear-out sections that pilots may find helpful when faced with weather decision-making scenarios: A “Cloud Spotting” chart on page 18, and a Personal Minimums Checklist on page 31. Both can be downloaded separately from the FAA website.
Harrison Ford, recovering Friday from the crash of a vintage World War II trainer, is just one of many Hollywood stars who embrace flying as passionately as they do acting, according to a story in The Daily Mail, which lists a number of stars who have their pilot’s certificate, including Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, John Travolta, Michael Dorn, Edward Norton, Kurt Russell and Hilary Swank, who began learning to fly while starring in a movie about Amelia Earhart. The article quotes Ford as saying, “I’ve been working for a living (as an actor) to support my airplane habit.” Read the full story here.