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.
ASIG, a BBA Aviation company, has agreed to acquire the assets of Skytanking USA, an independent provider of aviation fuel services.
Sporty’s Pilot Shop now offers flight and ground instructors a $25 Sporty’s Gift Card each time one of their students buys a Sporty’s complete pilot course — available for Private, Sport, Recreational and Instrument training.
The March/April 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing takes a look at what it takes to “get back in the flying game.” Whether it’s transitioning to a new type of aircraft, or returning from a flying hiatus, the articles will provide safety and training advice and help you finetune your plan for returning to the skies.
Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Fort Collins, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land at a private landing strip on his property.