ENTERPRISE, Fla. — Industry leaders, government officials and aviation personalities recently joined with the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) in recognizing renowned golfer and pilot Arnold Palmer and Cessna Chairman Emeritus Russ Meyer for their 8,000 hours of flying time in Citation aircraft.
Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Jasper, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was attempting to land to refuel during a cross-country flight, switched the fuel selector from the right tank which, according to the fuel gauge contained 1/4 tank of fuel, to the left tank which, according to the fuel gauge, showed between 1/3 and 1/2 tank of fuel, then began the descent.
With Veterans Day circled on the calendar, the crew at Other People’s Airplanes, put the finishing touches on their Tora! Tora! Tora! video from AirVenture 2013. Tora! Tora! Tora! is a recreation of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii flown by the Commemorative Air Force. [Read more…]
Last week I found myself in a large hangar surrounded by perhaps as many as 150 individuals who self-identify as rusty pilots. They and I had traveled to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, to enjoy the company of fellow aviation enthusiasts at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association last regional fly-in of the year.
We’ve been saying it for years. But it’s nice to hear the mainstream media pick up the argument. The Los Angeles Times editorial board said, with regard to Santa Monica Airport, “Open to private business and recreational aircraft, it relieves Los Angeles International Airport of some smaller plane traffic. Flight schools, airplane maintenance, charter jet businesses, and emergency and medical flight services all use it as a base.” The editorial goes on to address the safety concerns of neighbors with – are you ready for this – actual data. Well done LA Times.
Gray skies didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association regional fly-in Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Simons Island, Georgia, at the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (KSSI).
AOPA President Mark Baker reported that the regional fly-ins were such a success that 45 airports are now bidding to host next year’s fly-ins. AOPA officials estimate that between 16,000 and 17,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts attended the regional fly-ins, which were held throughout the country.
A few photos from the show follow, look for more in the Nov. 20 print edition of General Aviation News.
ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently cut the grand reopening ribbon on its new 46,000-square-foot distribution facility.
The new facility close to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has 16,000 square feet more than its previous facility, enabling it to provide additional services and doubles the size of its hose fabrication shop.
A new tradition begins this holiday season with the debut of Sporty’s Wright Bros. Christmas ornament. The 2014 ornament is a 70-mm glass ball in royal blue with a holiday scene featuring a Piper Cub and “Christmas 2014” on one side.