Veteran Alaskan pilot shares the lessons he’s learned

Posted on June 23rd, 2013 by

For John Davis, his storied career in Alaska as a Big Game Hunting Guide and bush pilot began when he was a sophomore in high school in his hometown of Quincy, Wash. The natural-born storyteller, who just completed a book... Continue Reading →


Well-known airshow announcer Roscoe Morton dies

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by

Renowned airshow announcer Roscoe D. Morton passed away Saturday, June 15, at his home in Frostproof, Florida. Continue Reading →


Aviators reunite with legendary B-24

Posted on June 9th, 2013 by

By BILL WALKER Decorated U.S. Army Air Corps fliers Joseph Reus and Sam Mastrogiacomo took center stage at the last American Aero Services open house at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (EVB) in Florida. On the ramp outside the hangar... Continue Reading →

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Hangar Ten names new director of sales

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hangar Ten, an aviation services provider at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), has named Larry Peet as Director of Sales for its new aircraft sales initiative. Continue Reading →


A new pilot!

Posted on May 13th, 2013 by

Amy White, featured in a past post about her training with her mother, Vi, is now a private pilot. Her mom writes proudly: “Just to give you an update:  Amy took her check ride today (Friday, May 10) on her... Continue Reading →


Working to save GA

Posted on May 5th, 2013 by

Aviation faces some fundamental issues: While the FAA reports there were 41% fewer private pilot certificates issued over the last decade, Boeing is projecting the need for 460,000 new pilots globally by 2031. Meanwhile, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... Continue Reading →


SUN ’n FUN baby earns private ticket

Posted on May 5th, 2013 by

By AMELIA T. REIHELD SUN ’n FUN’s contagious aviation joy can claim another recruit to the ranks. Logan Honea has been to every SUN ’n FUN since the year he was born. Sixteen years after his first trip to Lakeland,... Continue Reading →

#Oshbash awards to honor social media stars

Posted on May 5th, 2013 by

EUGENE, Ore. – The #Oshbash Awards honor those who keep the aviation conversation humming on Twitter. Airplanista, an aviation blog site cultivated by Dan Pimentel, will present the first-ever #Oshbash Awards at its annual meetup event on Wednesday, July 31 (5:30-7:30 pm)... Continue Reading →

Osvil ‘Ozzie’ York dies at 92

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by

Osvil “Ozzie” York, a pilot for more than 60 years who was well-known in the helicopter community, passed away March 25 in Tulsa, Okla., following a brief illness. York, 92, had recently driven from his home in Oklahoma to attend... Continue Reading →

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Seaplane helps pilot commune with nature

Posted on March 20th, 2013 by

Austin Watson was enamored with aviation from an early age, but it took a while for him to find the time to get his wings. Continue Reading →