President and CEO of King Schools Dave Jackson has recommended to company owners John and Martha King that Barry Knuttila, formally Senior Vice President, Technology and Marketing, take over the CEO duties while Jackson would remain as President and Chief Operating Officer. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated pilot rented the airplane in Canada and filed a VFR flight plan for a cross-country flight to a destination in Canada. The flight was not approved to leave Canada.
The flight plan was subsequently closed and investigators could not determine the flight’s last departure point and time. The wreckage of the Cessna 172 was found on a runway at an airport in Nashville, Tennessee, the following afternoon during an airfield inspection. The pilot was killed in the crash. [Read more…]
Most people spend their teenage years planning their future. But Dillon Barron, who just turned 20 in June, spent a good portion of his teen years with an eye to the past as he restored a 1950’s-era Cessna 170B to fresh-from-the-factory condition. [Read more…]
Something interesting is happening in General Aviation. It’s largely being driven at the grass root level, and frankly these developments fascinate and encourage me.
The industry has noted a loss of participation in past decades, with fewer active pilots taking to the skies. We’ve bemoaned this reality for years. While some point a finger at regulatory issues, others single out high cost as a detrimental factor, while a handful of us blame an aging fleet as the reason fewer of us are climbing into a cockpit, firing up the engine, and rotating skyward.
All these factors play a role, certainly. But none of them is truly insurmountable. None are so universally daunting they can’t be overcome. They are valid reasons for concern, but they are not even close to representing the end of GA as we know it.
There is a bright shining light on the horizon, with blue skies above. Truly there is. [Read more…]
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Military Aviation Museum regretfully announces that the 2015 Biplanes and Triplanes Airshow, scheduled to be held Oct. 3- 4, has been cancelled due to the projected high winds and rain brought on by a tropical depression hitting the surrounding area this weekend.
There are no foreseeable alternative dates to reschedule the event this year, but is planned to return in 2016. [Read more…]