OSHKOSH – Each year, the team of volunteer air traffic controllers who work throughout the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh nominate one of their peers to be the recipient of the AirVenture Controller of the Year Award. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association congratulates NATCA member Greg Emberland on receiving this prestigious award.
OSHKOSH, Wis. – Only one other person has flown more kids for EAA’s Young Eagles program than volunteer pilot Larry Durst.
Since 1994, 5,000 children have taken flight with Durst. Working as a team — he flies, and his wife, Maxine, recruits — the Dursts’ relentless devotion to inspiring kids with aviation has earned the couple the 2013 Phillips 66 Aviation Leadership Award.
General Aviation New staff reporter Meg Godlewski, a five-time double Master CFI, recently renewed her Master CFI and Master GI accreditations.
By EDWARD DOLEJSI
The overwhelming desire to buy a plane for the first timer can be the experience of a lifetime. The dream of owning my own plane, the search for the right one, and finally parting with my money, should have started my life in the pilots’ paradise.
Well, “should have” are the operative words here.
By Ann Pellegreno
Well-known aviation mechanic Lee R. Koepke, 87, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away July 3.
FRESNO, Calif. — On June 29, Jack Wiegand completed his mission to break the current Guinness World Records title and became the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
For pilots flying to Alaska for the first time, Mike Kincaid warns about the “Moose-spiral.”
By BILL WALKER
For Alaska pilot Karl Kisser, the day trips he considers routine are the stuff of dreams for many of his counterparts in the Lower 48. He is a private pilot living in Anchorage and often flies from his home base at Merrill Field to backcountry destinations all over the state.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Growing up in Pasadena, Calif., John Stonecipher’s future was forged as he watched police helicopters fly overhead. By 18, he was certified to fly. By 19, with an instructor’s certificate in hand, he was teaching others the intricacies of helicopter flight.
Stonecipher was recently named 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year by Karen Mills, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration during SBA’s celebration of National Small Business Week.
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 about his life called “My Memories,” recalls seeing a Piper Cub landing on a narrow gravel road on his family’s ranch. “I was impressed,” he says.