8,200+ miles in an LSA

Posted on May 24th, 2010 by

Michael Combs, who is flying around the country in a Light Sport Aircraft, recently returned to Kansas one final time after landing safely in Wichita, only 80 miles from where his journey began on April 8. The Flight for the... Continue Reading →

Woopy and the ‘one-hour concept’

Posted on May 19th, 2010 by

One of the best parts of attending AERO Friedrichshafen is to see how our fellow aviators from other countries tackle the universal topics of performance, safety, regulations, noise, cost, and fun in devising means to get airborne. This year, my... Continue Reading →

Scenes of devastation: Flooding at M88

Posted on May 19th, 2010 by

These pictures recently arrived in our e-mail box, documenting the devastation from floods at Tennessee’s Cornelia Fort Airpark (M88)near Nashville. It may takes months before the airport, which was already up for sale,returns to normal. Continue Reading →

High school students build turbine engine

Posted on May 19th, 2010 by

Two students took top honors at the Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy’s annual science fair by constructing a turbine engine — that works. Anthony Mosallam (pictured) and Jonathon Deming scrounged up a collection of auto parts and an old leaf blower... Continue Reading →

Aviation maintenance industry is major employer

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the national jobless rate front page news, the aviation maintenance industry continues to be a major employer around the country and an important economic contributor in many states. For the first time, the Aeronautical Repair Station... Continue Reading →

New report charts course to NextGen

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by

How to leverage America’s current leadership in global aviation to assure primacy in the 21st century is the focus of a new report prepared by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of... Continue Reading →

Quadriplegic pilot revives aviation career at Indiana State University

Posted on May 6th, 2010 by

For 20 years of his life, Errett “E.J.” Bozarth spent nearly as much time in a cockpit as he did on the ground. As a commissioned officer, tactical fighter pilot and flight instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps, he controlled... Continue Reading →

Twin CTs around the world

Posted on May 4th, 2010 by

One hundred years to the day, two pilots started a journey to celebrate the first flight of an airplane in Switzerland in 1910. The pair of European pilots departed April 30, flying as a team in two nearly-identical Light-Sport Aircraft. Continue Reading →

Reaching beyond the airport

Posted on May 4th, 2010 by

A flight school in Norwood, Mass., Norwood Flight Academy, is exploring a new way to promote aviation among non-pilots. The flight school, in conjunction with Brookline Adult Education, one of the oldest non-credit, public education programs in Massachusetts, is offering... Continue Reading →

Airport management: A search and deploy mission

Posted on May 3rd, 2010 by

Unexpectedly, and without any warning, the airport manager quits. It happens. Not often perhaps, but it happens nonetheless. More commonly the airport manager moves on to another position, or retires. It makes little difference in the operational sense. Change is... Continue Reading →