Alphabet groups join to lobby for bonus depreciation renewal

Posted on April 5th, 2010 by

More than 80 alphabet groups, ranging from the National Business Aviation Association to the American Institute of Architects, have written to leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate urging elected officials to “work in a bipartisan manner to renew... Continue Reading →

Cool electric aircraft…Beginning the future?

Posted on April 4th, 2010 by

Electric is hot! Even in a dull economy with sluggish airplane sales, the spark of electric power is crackling with life. Numerous projects have been announced and organizations like EAA are making way for electric airplanes to showcase themselves at... Continue Reading →

TTF efforts bearing fruit; leader deserves praise

Posted on April 4th, 2010 by

For more than 30 years, I’ve tracked residential airparks and encouraged their development and encouraged the aviation community to support them. Most flyin communities are private – owned and private – use but a significant number have been established over... Continue Reading →

And then Tecnam came to town…

Posted on April 1st, 2010 by

Like so many uncontrolled airports dotting the landscape, my home field has always been a bit sparse on the business front. We had the FBO…and we had…you know, we had the…umm….well, we had the FBO, This has, at times, been... Continue Reading →

Nurturing the next generation

Posted on March 31st, 2010 by

When Laura Rusnok (above) took over the lead position of the Student Aviation Association on the campus of the University of North Texas, she began making plans that went beyond available resources. She contacted the US Flight Academy, part of... Continue Reading →

The Sporty’s Foundation offers maintenance training scholarships

Posted on March 31st, 2010 by

The Sporty’s Foundation has launched a new program for aircraft mechanics enrolled in Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three students completing the airframe portion of the training curriculum. The scholarships,... Continue Reading →

NTSB issues recommendations on PFDs

Posted on March 30th, 2010 by

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a recommendation that the FAA revise airman knowledge tests to include questions regarding electronic flight and navigation displays, including normal operations, limitations, and the interpretation of malfunctions and aircraft attitudes. The NTSB also... Continue Reading →

Air Force jet flies on plant oil fuel blend

Posted on March 29th, 2010 by

On March 25, Air Force Maj. Chris Seager broke a flight barrier of sorts when he piloted an A-10 Thunderbolt jet fueled by a 50-50 blend of camelina plant oil and regular JP-8 jet fuel, according to a story at... Continue Reading →

Sun ‘n Fun goes green

Posted on March 28th, 2010 by

When you think of environmentally friendly products and services, aviation may not be the first industry that comes to mind. But Sun ‘n Fun officials are working to change all that with the return of an exhibit area known as... Continue Reading →

The next generation weighs in

Posted on March 25th, 2010 by

What can adults do to encourage kids to become interested in aviation? It’s a question that’s on the minds of many in GA as the pilot population continues to decline. Who better to go to to find the answers than... Continue Reading →