Joining the build was John Robinson, the founder of AV84All, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to general aviation airplanes for everyone. The Cruzer will be modified with special controls so that disabled pilots will be able to take flight.
“EAA Chapter 1083 is literally making a dream come true for AV84all,” he said. “Without their help it would take a lot longer to get this project off of the ground. They are making flying for the disabled a reality.” [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case involving aviation products liability, an issue that could have a significant impact on the cost of flying.
At the heart of the case is the question of whether juries can impose aircraft design standards at the state level in aviation products liability cases, in conflict with the FAA’s federal regulatory and certification standards. [Read more…]
WILMINGTON, Ohio — The most recent runway in the United States to be certified by the FAA as Category III is located at the Wilmington Air Park.
The Clinton County Port Authority and LGSTX Services recently received word from the FAA that the Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 22R has been officially certified at Category III/E/3. [Read more…]
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared October 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In West Virginia, general aviation contributes over $1 billion to the state’s total economic output annually.
According to the proclamation: “The use of general aviation by businesses and farms in West Virginia is directly tied to the future growth and prosperity of the State.” [Read more…]
NEW YORK — United States Aviation Underwriters (USAU), the manager of the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG), revealed that David McKay, Chairman and CEO, plans to retire after nearly 40 years with the company. McKay’s retirement will be effective April 3, 2017. At that time, John Brogan will become President and CEO. [Read more…]
After a planned refueling stop at Cordele, Georgia, the pilot taxied to a runway intersection and began his takeoff roll.
Witnesses reported that when the Aeronca 7EC was about 200 feet above ground level, it entered a gradual left turn, which progressed into a steep left turn. The airplane lost altitude during a 180° turn and then hit the ground, resulting in one fatality and one serious injury. [Read more…]
More than 800 aircraft attended the 10th Annual Triple Tree Fly-In at the Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) in South Carolina, held Sept. 6-10, according to organizers, who report that the tower recorded more than 1,900 aircraft movements. Officials also noted that “for the first time ever” the newly expanded lower camping area was completely full by the second day of the fly-in thanks, in part, to great weather. General Aviation News regular contributor Joni M. Fisher was at the fly-in and captured these photos of the event. [Read more…]