The University Aviation Association (UAA) awarded its 2014 Frank E. Sorenson Award to Dr. Paul Craig, Professor, Middle Tennessee State University for “outstanding achievement of excellence in aviation research/scholarship.”
Aircraft: Grumman Yankee Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Morgan, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: A witness reported that the airplane took off just before sunrise and that the engine sounded normal. However, during climb-out the airplane collided with rising terrain about three miles from the airport and about 776 feet above field elevation.
What do you get when you combine an industrious chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association and a resourceful airport manager? If you are at Grants Pass Airport (S38) in Southern Oregon, you get a fuel truck that dispenses automotive fuel, known as “mogas,” for use in aircraft engines.
The acquisition of the fuel truck makes Grants Pass one of only two airports in the Beaver State that dispenses automobile fuel.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The full committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing next week focused on preparing the next reauthorization of the FAA and the modernization and operation of the U.S. airspace system.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has donated more than $30,000 to veterans’ organizations raised through the 2014 NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project. Earlier this year, NATA and its members developed the project to expand the association’s support of veterans. Donations from this year’s project will support the Veterans Airlift Command and the Medal of Honor Foundation.
The Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) version of Electroairs Certified Electronic Ignition System for Continental IO-360, O/IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 six cylinder engines is now available from Ameritech Industries, parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller.