Lisa Turner to receive Bingelis Award

Lisa Turner

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Lisa Turner of Hayesville, North Carolina, is the 2015 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Tony Bingelis Award.

The award recognizes her 10 years as an EAA technical counselor, promoter of builder education through EAA chapters, and the writer of numerous articles on flight, building and safety in a variety of magazines and local chapter newsletters. [Read more…]

Pilot shortage: Where’d all the pilots go?

Professional pilot Erika Armstrong asks — then answers — that question in a recent blog post at The problem, she says, comes down to respect and pride. “The aviation industry begs for leaders who recognize the balance required between honoring this glorious industry, while still making enormous amounts of money. It can be done, but not with a ruler and discipline. It will be done with respect, pride and profit. Bring back the pride and you will bring back the pilots.”

Couple using SocialFlight for airport wedding

Jeff Praskac and Kim Geczi in front of the B-29 'FIFI'.

Jeff Praskac and Kim Geczi will be married at Solberg Airport (KN51) on Friday, July 17, at 5 pm. The couple is using SocialFlight to organize as many pilots as possible to bring aircraft to the airport as a wonderful “aviation backdrop” for the wedding.

When Jeff and Kim decided to get married, the couple knew that aviation would have to be a part of their celebration.  They decided that the perfect location was where Jeff has been a flight instructor for the past two years.  [Read more…]