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) in the EAA Press Tent at the 2013 EAA Airventure Oshkosh.
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 the annual meeting of the Twirly Birds — of which he was a long-time member — held during the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
Not many people can say they pursued their seaplane rating out of necessity, but Greg Corrado from Port Orchard, Wash., can.
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.
Lawrence (Larry) Holland, founder of Treasure Coast Avionics in Florida, passed away March 3 after a long illness.
Alton Bouchard, the owner of PK Floats at Lincoln Regional Airport (LRG) in Maine, died unexpectedly Feb. 17. He was 59.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Bob and Jane Hoff will celebrate 50 years of marriage this weekend. Their first date was marked by Bob giving Jane a ride in a 1946 Cessna 120 that Bob’s parents, Onita and Mark Hoff, bought new. The 120 is still owned by the family. If the Hoff name sounds familiar, it’s because they own and operate Aero Mark at KIDA.