LEE’S SUMMIT, Missouri — The Aircraft Electronics Association’s Educational Foundation has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. [Read more…]
Woody Lesikar of Houston, Texas, is this year’s recipient of the George Palmer Putnam Award, which recognizes support provided by a non-member to The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.
The pilot reported that during the approach to landing to a remote airstrip located within a canyon near Salmon, Idaho, the wind changed direction while he was on short final. [Read more…]
The folks at Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina sure know how to throw a party. As part of the city’s History Alive Festival, “Amelia Earhart” — played by Leslie Goddard, a historian and actress from Chicago — returned to the airport for the first time since November 1931 and handed the keys to the city by Mayor Knox White. [Read more…]
Q: Last year our club bought a PA-25 tow plane. It has a Lycoming O-540 G1A5 260-hp engine. We bought it with 100 hours after overhaul and flew it 95 hours, so total 195 hours after overhaul. Now the annual inspection revealed a massive contamination of the oil filter with shiny non-magnetic particles. Also some soft sealant
particles (rubber or silicone) are present (See photo below). [Read more…]
GUNSKIRCHEN, Austria — Last year, as part of the 40-year celebration of BRP’s Rotax brand of aircraft engines, the company launched a contest to find the oldest certified Rotax aircraft engine in operation.
The winner was Kenneth Gates from Colorado, who owns a Super Dimona equipped with a Rotax 912 A certified engine. His aircraft engine with the serial number 36351 was produced in 1991 and is still in operation. [Read more…]
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — The Hamilton County Airport Authority Board of Directors has named Brad Cozza the first full-time director of the Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ).
He will oversee the daily operations and maintenance, infrastructure development, and marketing initiatives for the general aviation airport. [Read more…]