SAN JOSE, Calif. — Valin Corp., a provider of process control and automation solutions to the technology, energy, life sciences, natural resources and transportation markets, has merged with Lang Engineering Equipment Co. The merger adds an expanded selection of pumps, filters and refueling equipment to Valin Corp.’s portfolio of available products and services, allowing it to expand into the aviation market.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Aeroplex Aviation, in partnership with Signature Flight Support, will host a holiday fundraiser Dec. 11 at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) to benefit Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
DALLAS – The PPG Industries Foundation has made a $5,000 donation to the Frontiers of Flight Museum to support aviation and space-flight education programs for Pre-K through 10th-grade students.
Aircraft: Piper Seminole. Injuries: None. Location: Lawrenceville, Ga. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: A CFI and pilot receiving instruction were practicing power-off stalls. While configuring the airplane, the pilots noted that after selecting the gear down position there was an unsafe gear indication.
Dennis Miller, the comedian, social commentator, and all around intellectual bon vivant, once had a popular cable program that was famous for two things. His guests were encouraged to disagree without becoming disagreeable. There was no shouting on Miller’s show, even when the topics were incendiary enough to have degenerated into a slobbering, spittle-spewing, scream-fest had they been conducted by any other host of the day.
But perhaps more than that, Miller distinguished himself by beginning each program with a rant. These five- to eight-minute long diatribes were pithy, funny, often on target, and written with a highly specific perspective in mind. Yet no matter what the topic, Miller always ended his rants in the same way, saying, “Of course that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.”
A study set to be completed early next year in Ohio will serve as a national model for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace.