Longtime pilot, CFI and homebuilder Lou C. Seno, Sr. died in his home in Downers Grove on Nov. 19, 2013, at the age of 89. An early member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, he was a recreational Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) with more than 6,000 flight hours logged.
Pilots often have two dreams: One is to find a derelict airplane in a barn and restore it to an airworthy showpiece; the other is to find someone who shares their passion for aviation.
Paul and Sandy Mercandetti from Knoxville, Tenn., are lucky enough to have had both dreams come true. The couple flies around the country in a 1946 GC1-B Globe Swift model 1-A that Paul found in a shed years ago.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The 11th Annual “Living Legends of Aviation” Awards, presented by Bell Helicopter and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, will be held Jan. 17, at the Beverly Hilton.
Forbes magazine has named Ascension Air President and CEO Jamail Larkins, 29, as one of the brightest under 30 stars.
AUBURN, Calif. — Bud Anderson, a World War II pilot and American hero (pictured above), served two combat tours, escorting heavy bombers over Europe. The City of Auburn, along with other community volunteers, is working to honor his service.
“Thanks to the work of Douglas Van Howd, a local artist, a life-size statue has been created, depicting Col. Anderson and his famous P-51 Mustang. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Jim Coon as senior vice president of Government Affairs and Advocacy.
Coon, who has years of experience working with Congress and the aviation industry, will oversee both the regulatory and legislative aspects of AOPA’s advocacy operations.
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems, a developer of avionics for NextGen, has named Doug Campbell West Coast Regional Sales Manager.
There are few aviation activities more rewarding than taking a child for an airplane ride. Their eyes light up as they break the surly bonds of Earth and their smiles grow exponentially as the flight continues. The flight is even more poignant when the child has special needs.
Those children are the focus of Challenge Air, a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas.
Hillsboro Aviation has tapped John Doman, former vice president of worldwide propeller aircraft sales for Cessna, to join its management team. Doman’s new position is director of business development for Hillsboro Aviation’s sales and service division. [Read more…]