EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Mark Van Tine, Chief Executive Officer of Jeppesen and Vice President of digital aviation for The Boeing Company, has joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest member of the EAA Board of Directors.
Carolina Avionics & Aircraft Interiors has moved into the company’s newly constructed headquarters office in Salisbury, North Carolina. Remaining on its home field at Rowan County Regional Airport (RUQ), the company is now adjacent to the FBO, with aircraft parking on the ramp for interior and avionics customers immediately in front of the new building.
2015 marks the 30 year anniversary of WACO Classic Aircraft‘s first aircraft delivery, and the company is celebrating with a special WACO Aircraft Owners Meeting.
Plans are underway for a group flight up the Lake Michigan coastline starting at the factory in Battle Creek, with several stops along the way.
Learning to fly is challenging for most people. You have to get the money together and put in the time, overcome learning plateaus, and weather, and equipment challenges. Scott Miller from Albia, Iowa, had an additional challenge on the path to getting his wings — he is in a wheelchair.
Miller’s journey began in 2006 while serving in the National Guard. He was riding his motorcycle home from a military drill in Des Moines, when he hit a pothole and crashed. The accident broke his back, paralyzing him from the waist down.
While the accident changed Miller’s life, he said it also made him appreciate life more. “I don’t take anything for granted,” the 25-year-old notes.