Amy&Vi

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

Back Camera

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 →

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Embracing the seaplane lifestyle

Posted on March 17th, 2013 by

Not many people can say they pursued their seaplane rating out of necessity, but Greg Corrado from Port Orchard, Wash., can. Continue Reading →

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Twins earn pilot’s licenses after celebrating only four birthdays

Posted on March 14th, 2013 by

PELLA, Iowa — Twin brothers Dan Fredrickson and Josh Fredrickson, who were born on Feb. 29 in a leap year, passed their private pilot checkrides March 1 — the first day they were eligible for the test. Continue Reading →

Founder of Treasure Coast Avionics passes away

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by

Lawrence (Larry) Holland, founder of Treasure Coast Avionics in Florida, passed away March 3 after a long illness. Continue Reading →

National General Aviation Award winners named

Posted on March 7th, 2013 by

For 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety. Continue Reading →