SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alan Eustace, who set the world record for the highest-altitude free fall jump, is the 2015 recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award presented by the Aero Club of Northern California (ACNC). [Read more…]
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Dale Fehrenbach has joined Fire Boss as vice president of sales, responsible for domestic and international sales, as well as overseeing training operations.
Jeff Hauck has also been brought on board as Fire Boss’ technical support representative/lead mechanic. [Read more…]
SMYRNA, Tenn. — Carpenter Avionics has named Rick Januszewski director of sales. Januszewski has built a successful 35-year aviation career in roles as director of sales, business development and regional sales manager. He is also a member of the board of directors for Aviation Technical College in Georgia.
Back in 1949 Don Sly was a recent high school graduate and had what he thought was the opportunity of a lifetime.
“A friend had an uncle who owned an old biplane that he used to do airshows,” Sly, now 83, recalls. “Through my friend I got to ride in that biplane.”
That ride ignited a passion for aviation that stays with Sly to this day. [Read more…]
Officials with Bede Corp. report that Jim Bede died July 9 as a result of an unrecoverable aneurysm suffered at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. [Read more…]
Mountain flying instructor Joe Kuberka drew one of the largest groups of the week for his Alaska presentation at this year’s SUN ’n FUN fly-in. The turnout for his session about flying from the Lower 48 to Alaska topped 75 aviators.
With good humor and a lively photo presentation, Kuberka did not disappoint, honing in on safety and offering common sense suggestions for backcountry and Alaska-bound aviators. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft officials are reporting that CEO Jeremy Monnett and assembly mechanic Mike Clark died June 2 in an accident involving Sonex Sport Acro N123SX at the east end of Wittman Regional Airport’s runway 9 around 3:30pm.
The cause of the accident remains unknown pending investigation by the FAA, NTSB and Sonex Aircraft. [Read more…]
“In the four short years since it was formed, the Superior Aviation Group has rapidly grown and now includes eight international companies representing everything from piston aircraft engine production, to aviation fuel supply, to the development of China’s Superior Aviation Town,” said Timothy T. Archer Superior Aviation Group CEO. “That broadening scope of experience has attracted a number of aviation product and service companies and entrepreneurs based in China, U.S., Europe and South America, that have come to us asking for our help and guidance in bringing their products or services into these global markets.” [Read more…]