Kirby V. Ortega, who was chief pilot at the Cessna Aircraft Company for more than 30 years before retiring, was named to the NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame at the NAFI members’ dinner at Sun ‘n Fun.
Sennheiser has centralized its aviation-related sales force within the Sennheiser Group to create a single, global sales team.
BIG LAKE, Alaska — Daniel Garrett has joined the engineering department of Airforms, Inc., as a Senior Engineer and FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative).
William A. Hamilton, Ph.D., will be inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame during a ceremony on April 24, 2014, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The citation that will be displayed in the Hall, along with a photo of Dr. Hamilton, will read as follows:
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire, Inc. has named new leaders to its engineering and manufacturing management. Tim Hendrickson was appointed Wipaire’s new director of manufacturing, while Chris Woken was named engineering manager.
Craig Fuller, former Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President and CEO, has joined the board of directors of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation.
Iola is about 50 miles northwest of Oshkosh, Wis., and home to Central County Flyers Association. A good many have heard of their weekly, since 2002, Friday lunch gatherings. Year-round, pilots and non-pilots fly (or drive) to 68C for a hot meal prepared by Bill Kinsman. Cost is $8 for any member (who has paid a $10 life-time membership fee). For those of us less familiar with 68C, Barry Adams wrote a wonderful story titled, “Fridays at the fly-and-dine” for the Wisconsin State Journal. It is well worth the read. Friday’s menu is Chicken Tenders, french fries, salad, rolls, cake, coffee and milk. Soda is $.75 extra.
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has named Major General Catherine A. Chilton, USAF, the recipient of the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy. The trophy will be presented at a ceremony this spring.