The executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association, Steven Moore, was killed Monday, Oct. 27, in a crash of his Mooney near Boulder, Colo.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Harbour Air Services, a FBO with a 20-plus year history of serving aviation customers at Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC), gave away a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail to one lucky recipient in the “Fuel Up to Ride” sweepstakes. Alan Bambach of Plymouth, Mich. was the grand prize winner, taking home the heritage bike. His was among thousands of drawing entries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $10.2 million in FAA grants to six airports around the country to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program.
For the last three years, CommitLift has been supplying panel-mounted USB Battery Charging devices for homebuilt aircraft and other vehicles with 12-volt battery systems.
Up until now, however, they had to be tailored to the device to be charged: iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, smart-phone, etc. However, the company’s latest charger can adapt to whatever device is plugged in, according to company officials.
Garmin has introduced the GDL 84 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, which is the latest addition to Garmin’s lineup of certified ADS-B solutions.
The GDL 84 provides an all-inclusive, minimally intrusive solution for aircraft owners looking to satisfy the requirements of NextGen, while providing the benefits offered by ADS-B In without the need to significantly modify the panel of the aircraft or the need for a multifunction display, according to Garmin officials.
Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Cordova, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was departing from a tidal beach in the tailwheel airplane. During the takeoff roll into the sun he lost visual references and allowed the airplane to drift to the right.
Like it or not, aviation enthusiasts are often classified by non-aviation enthusiasts as “those people.” As a card carrying member of the “those people” fan club, I’m often interested in how we’re perceived and routinely blamed for the ills of society by those who don’t understand us. In general, we’re neither loved or admired. Frequently we’re assumed to be outrageously wealthy, aloof, and selfish.
Rather than blame those who blame us, I did a little daydreaming about how this relationship came to be so dysfunctional. I was also curious how we might go about reversing the trend. Given enough time I’m sure I could have come up with a solution too, but a handful of proactive pilots in Paso Robles, California, beat me to it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Business as usual in air traffic management won’t work, which is why the FAA Administrator is calling on the aviation industry to help in adapting and assuring the financing of new approaches. That was the message FAA Administrator Michael Huerta brought in a recent speech to the Aero Club of Washington.
Britain’s Nigel Lamb won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday with a dramatic victory under pressure at the season finale in Spielberg, Austria. Lamb’s second place finish secured him the championship after Austria’s Hannes Arch ended up a disappointing fourth place in a final race in front of a sell-out crowd of 35,000 spectators.