The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.
SOUTHBURY, Conn. — Flight planning service provider FltPlan is now supporting more than 150,000 aviation professionals and private pilots as it celebrates its 15-year anniversary.
SANDPOINT, Idaho – Phillips 66 Aviation-branded dealer Granite Aviation recently opened its doors for business at a new FBO facility, located at Sandpoint Airport (SZT). The $1.6 million facility boasts a new 3,700 square foot terminal, a 7,000 square foot hangar, four aircraft refueling trucks, deicer truck and a newly constructed 190-foot-by-900-foot aircraft ramp.
NEW CENTURY, Kan. – CAV Ice Protection has received FAA approval to operate a repair station at its North American Operations Center at the New Century Airport (KIXD) near Kansas City. The limited accessory repair station is approved to repair and overhaul TKS ice protection equipment and has begun conducting repairs.
YAKIMA, Wash. – A real estate auction isn’t always a good thing, unless it is. Too often we read of foreclosure auctions in the press. Well, the Falcon Ridge Airpark auction isn’t one them.
Back to that in a minute.
Airpark developer Russ Wilkinson bought 64 (of 84) unsold lots in a real estate development west of Yakima back in the summer of 1995. The development, originally developed in the 1970s and early 1980s, had only sold 20 lots and was falling into disrepair.
Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since February 2008 and previously served as NASAO’s vice chairman, treasurer and secretary of the board.
Sun Valley Aviation at Valley International Airport (HRL) has joined the Avfuel branded FBO Network. Located in Harlingen, Texas, approximately 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Sun Valley Aviation provides aviation services to the Rio Grande Valley as well as Mexico and Latin America.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The drones are coming.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta revealed at a news conference Sept. 25 that six aerial and video companies have been granted permission to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States, with a seventh company in line for approval.
In response to our call for innovations, Greg Stockman sent in his latest patented safety improvement, which he says addresses and corrects several common failures that cause inoperative alternators.
Now installed on a friend’s 250 Comanche and Stockman’s own Cherokee Challenger through the FAA’s field approval process, the device includes a control switch on the instrument panel, which allows the pilot to select one of two voltage regulators to excite the alternator’s field winding. An excited field winding results in the production of electrical power, Stockman explains.