NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The main terminal building at Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ) has been rededicated in honor of retiring board President Donald R. Silvey. The terminal will now be known as the Donald R. Silvey Terminal.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Several students from the Institute of Aerospace Education recently met at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, to fly in Yak 52s. Six Yak pilots from around the country gathered at the airport, letting each student experience formation flight in these amazing World War II Warbirds.
OSHKOSH – Through sponsorship by Jeppesen CEO Mark Van Tine, a team of high school aviation enthusiasts had the opportunity this summer to build a plane at the Glasair factory in Arlington, Wash. The completed plane is on display at this week’s AirVenture.
In addition to sponsoring the aircraft, Van Tine also worked side-by-side over a two-week timeframe with the students and Jeppesen volunteers to assemble the aircraft, which will be used by Van Tine in Jeppesen’s community outreach programs.
Recently introduced is the Deohako Aviation iPad Case and Mounting System that works as an iPad kneeboard, iPad yoke mount and iPad suction cup mount, all within one design.
This year, LightHawk Volunteer Pilot Michael Baum of Los Altos, Calif., will make an interesting stop on his way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The pilot, who is a driving force behind the Aviators Model Code of Conduct and donates flights through LightHawk, will stop in Loveland, Colo., to load a pair of endangered black-footed ferrets into his TBM 700 airplane bound for Oshkosh.
YAKIMA, Wash. — A longer runway, new terminal building and additional general aviation facilities are among the improvements recommended in a new master plan for the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field. According to a story in the Yakima Herald Republic, the master plan states: “The general aviation community in YKM is healthy and active and these forecasts show a continued growth over the 20-year period.”
SALISBURY, N.C. — More than 14 teens are attending Aviation Summer Camp this week, thanks to a grant awarded by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. The funds supported the aviation day camp at the Rowan County Airport (RUQ) intended to give students an overview of all aspects of aviation and inspire teens to graduate high school and reach their full potential by exploring career opportunities in aviation.
The Air Force says many of its combat air forces — including the Thunderbirds — will start flying again after being grounded since April because of budget cuts. A report from the Associated Press notes theDefense Department received authority from Congress to shift about $7.5 billion from lower priority accounts to more vital operations.
Blogger Ben Visser forwards this link to “a great collection” of aviation-related videos. Beware — there are a lot of videos and you could find yourself whiling away more than a few hours …