While the FAA is charging airshows for ATC services, it appears the agency could reap billions of dollars in cost savings simply by implementing better management and business practices. According to a report from Aviation International News, analyses by the Department of Transportation and the Government Accountability Office show that overruns in the NextGen program and a resistance to consolidating Air Traffic Control centers is a big part of the problem.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Lam Aviation, Inc., has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis) airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron.
Flight test and evaluation show that the modified aircraft realizes improved performance by every measure [Read more...]
By BOB MACKEY
Some people say the happiest days of owning an airplane are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. I couldn’t disagree more. Others might say buying aircraft insurance is a pain in the you-know-what. That’s not true either.
Do you have any tips on how to save money while flying? We are collecting them from our readers for an upcoming special issue. What have you learned that will be helpful to other pilots about how to save money — on anything from training to buying an aircraft (or renting) to operations, maintenance, upgrades, hangars…the list goes on. Share your money-saving tips so we all can fly more often for less!
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GUEST EDITORIAL By MICHAEL MAGNELL
As a worldwide international ferry pilot, I have a lot of experience dealing with user fees. Most countries have them to varying degrees and they can only be described as pernicious. They are not good for pilots and are horrible for general aviation.
Dozens of personnel from Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing remain on duty in Moore, Okla., performing photo damage assessment of homes, public buildings and businesses more than a week after a twister ripped through the town of about 45,000 residents.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had a mission like this one,” said Lt. Col. Dave Roberts of the door-to-door ground team sorties Civil Air Patrol is performing for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mission, which began last Wednesday, is to photograph up to 12,000 home sites damaged by the Oklahoma tornadoes.
Nominations for the 2013 Crown Circle and Mervin K. Strickler Awards for excellence in aerospace education close on May 31.
RR Auction has slated a Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction featuring more than 850 museum quality artifacts from the Golden Age of aviation and space flight from May 16 to May 23.