The fifth annual Toys for Tots Fly-In will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at California’s Oceano Airport (L52).
An Open House was held Nov. 14 to showcase the remodeled Landmark Aviation Norfolk International Airport (ORF) facility.
Aircraft: American Champion 8GCBC Injuries: None. Location: Ashton, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was not current in the airplane and his 90 day solo endorsement had expired. He had not been signed off to go to the accident airport.
For our last print issue of the year, we’re going to focus on the next generation of GA’s leaders, from CFIs to flight planning entrepreneurs to those who are sharing their passion for aviation in any number of ways. Do you know someone who fits this description? Let us know who they are, what they are doing and why you think they fit the bill.
It’s no secret that aviation is filled with “old” pilots. But, there are a good number of “young” folks making their mark. For example: Chelsea Welch, 30, is a CFI and pilot’s watch marketer; Andy Matthews, 33, is the co-founder of iFlightPlanner and a professional golfer and pilot; Chuck Wiplinger, 33, is third generation leader of Minnesota-based Wipaire, the float manufacturer. There are many others under 40 in our industry.
Help us locate these up-and-coming instructors, manufacturers, marketers, pilots, etc … We’ll turn the spotlight on the Next Generation in the Dec. 20 issue of General Aviation News.
You can send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or put them in the comments below.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require the FAA to go through the rulemaking process before implementing new policies regarding sleep disorders.
The bill was created in response to a surprise FAA policy change that would require pilots with a body mass index (BMI) over 40 to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea by a board-certified sleep specialist.
The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third quarter Avionics Market Report for this year. In the months of July, August and September, total worldwide avionics sales amounted to $1,721,888,397.14, or more than $1.72 billion, as reported by the 20 aviation electronics manufacturers participating in the report.
SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Florida — For the second year in a row, 12 lucky children will find a certificate under the tree this year for an airplane ride on Jan. 11 at SUN ’n FUN.
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Three aviators with extensive experience in diverse areas of the aviation community have joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest members of the EAA Board of Directors.
Dick VanGrunsven, Joe Brown and David Pasahow were invited to join the board [Read more...]