COLUMBUS, GA. — Chattahoochee Valley Chapter 677 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA 677), based at Columbus Airport (CSG), has awarded a full scholarship to the EAA Air Academy to 17-year-old Kennedy Davenport of Columbus, Georgia.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers interested in preparing the 16 airports it manages across the state for the 2014 spring and summer flying seasons.
As part of its Adopt-an-Airport program, WSDOT works with volunteer groups to assist with basic cleaning and routine maintenance of the airports.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The mental and physical factors that contribute to aviation accidents will be examined during a free, massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide.
Registration for The Human Factor in Aviation is open to the public. The class, which runs from April 7 to May 11, is limited to 2,000 students.
Aircraft: Quicksilver MX Sprint II Injuries: None. Location: Willits, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: It was the student pilot’s first solo flight in the airplane.
My first flight lesson was out of Virginia’s Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), inside the Dulles Class B airspace. We took off and performed some air work in the practice area. Then we headed back toward the airport. My instructor told me to find the airport so he could show me how to do a pattern entry. I looked and looked but I could not spot little Leesburg Airport. Finally I told him, “I can’t find the airport. It’s too small!”
My instructor was a recent émigré from New Delhi, India. In his most patient Indian-accented English he replied, “It is not the fault of the airport that you cannot see it. It is exactly the size it needs to be.”
In a victory for general aviation, a U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit brought by the City of Santa Monica against the FAA to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in southern California.
Sailplane racers will gather in Minden, Nevada, this June 10-19 to compete in the 18 Meter Nationals.
DALLAS – Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company providing global MRO service and support for business aircraft turbine engines, has announced plans to begin a phased transition out of one of its three repair and overhaul locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The move will allow the company to consolidate portions of its turbine engine repair and overhaul (ERO) activities and build a state-of-the-art test facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, three North Carolina cities known as the Piedmont Triad, have added a new partner to their Aviation Triad coalition. Purolator Advanced Filtration is now one of 17 businesses and organizations partnering to promote, build and support the Triad’s aviation industry, including maintenance, supply chain, and flight training opportunities.