EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Ken McKenzie, a recreational aviation enthusiast and senior vice president for strategy and corporate development for Airbus, has joined the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) board of directors. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft continued their decline in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, according to figures just released by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
The totals, which include fatal accidents during the 2016 federal fiscal year (October 2015 through September 2016), showed that fatal accidents in amateur-built aircraft in the FAA’s experimental category fell 17% from the previous 12-month period.
The specific totals indicate 33 fatal accidents, compared to 40 during the prior year and 51 for the 2014 federal fiscal year. [Read more…]
Now that the elation of finally getting third class medical reform approved has abated a bit, new concerns have been raised by pilots who worry their doctors won’t sign off on an FAA form that says they are fit to fly.
“Most doctors won’t want the liability,” more than one person has commented at GeneralAviationNews.com.
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Barenaked Ladies, the multi-platinum band that has sold more than 14 million albums and earned numerous awards and nominations, will kick off EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 on Monday, July 24, with the opening-night concert.
Presented by Ford Motor Company, it’s free to all attendees that day and starts after the afternoon air show. [Read more…]
If you are hunting for a gift for the aviation enthusiast in your life, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has a few ideas.
EAA’s headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, offers rides in a 1929 Travel Air 4000 bi-plane from May through October. Besides feeling the wind in your face at a thousand feet up, the grass runway makes for a takeoff and landing experience unlike any commercial flight, association officials note. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — What started in 1992 as a program to introduce kids to flight has evolved 25 years later into an movement powered by the world’s largest volunteer air force.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, a milestone year that began with the flight of the 2 millionth Young Eagle by former Young Eagles Chairman and actor Harrison Ford at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July. [Read more…]