Pilots use roads as runways in Haiti

Posted on January 21st, 2010 by

Tradewind Aviation has been delivering supplies, food and doctors to an isolated area near the epicenter of both the earthquake and aftershock in Haiti. There are no airports in the area, so a 1,200-foot stretch of road has allowed the... Continue Reading →

Industry leaders convene for WAI conference

Posted on January 20th, 2010 by

Four noted industry leaders will participate in a panel discussion at the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) Conference’s annual luncheon Feb. 26 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Panel members include Paula Derks, president, Aircraft Electronics Association; Karen Gebhart, president of... Continue Reading →

Living Legends of Aviation to honor Tom Cruise, Buzz Aldrin

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by

The 7th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards take flight Jan. 22 in Los Angeles. Tom Cruise, Buzz Aldrin, Kermit Weeks, Kurt Russell and others will receive awards that night. Continue Reading →

Bombertown USA returns to ISM

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by

For years Florida’s Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) was known affectionately as “Bombertown USA,” where visitors could see World War II bombers being restored back to their former glory. Those days are returning to Kissimmee, but now visitors will not only... Continue Reading →

WAI scholarship applicants up 40%

Posted on January 12th, 2010 by

The number of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) members who applied for scholarships has soared to 520, up from previous high of 371. “Our message is that scholarships are not just for college students,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian.... Continue Reading →

GE Aviation’s turboprop business takes off

Posted on January 12th, 2010 by

Since GE’s acquisition in mid-2008, GE Aviation Czech s.r.o., formerly known as Walter Engines, has been busy — launching a new engine, being selected to power a new aircraft, receiving a Czech grant and expanding its services and support network. Continue Reading →

Wicks creates Happy Hour

Posted on January 12th, 2010 by

Wicks Aircraft Supply has created a Happy Hour. Anyone calling in an order on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 4 p.m. will be eligible for a 10% discount on all discountable items. This would include most aircraft construction materials, hardware,... Continue Reading →

Winter flying: Don’t be left out in the cold

Posted on January 10th, 2010 by

Winter flying has unique hazards that need to be addressed and mitigated through deliberate risk assessment, according to a recent Interagency Aviation Accident Prevention Bulletin from the U.S. Forest Service, which warns: Don’t be left out in the cold —... Continue Reading →

Students travel to DC to learn about aviation

Posted on January 7th, 2010 by

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of State Aviation Officials welcomed six members of the University Aviation Association to its Washington, D.C. headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 6, to discuss how aviation policy is developed. The meeting was a joint effort between... Continue Reading →

Leading bio jet fuel players team up

Posted on January 7th, 2010 by

BioJet Corp. and Great Plains Oil & Exploration have teamed to produce renewable jet fuels. The companies plan to jointly develop integrated Camelina cultivation and associated refinery projects in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. Camelina is a an... Continue Reading →