STUART, Florida — FBO Stuart Jet Center at Witham Field — recently named Florida’s General Aviation Airport of the Year by the Florida Department of Transportation — recently broke ground for its new hangar. [Read more…]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared September “General Aviation and Community Airport Month.” The proclamation highlights the important role of general aviation in Maryland, where it supports over 6,300 jobs and contributes more than $700 million in business-generated revenue to the economy annually.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker also declared September “Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation highlights the critical role of general aviation in Alaska, which has more of these aircraft per capita than any other state. Approximately 82% of communities are not served by roads, and citizens across the state depend on aircraft as a primary mode of transportation for travel, medical services, and shipments of goods.
According to the pilot, the Aeronca 65 was fueled the day prior to the accident and flown 246 miles.
Prior to the accident flight, which was 213 miles, he added approximately two gallons of fuel to the main fuel tanks, which provided about 13 total gallons of fuel on board for the flight. [Read more…]
Rebecca Duggan sent in these photos of her favorite airpark, Sugar Springs (5M6). [Read more…]
Pilots and air traffic controllers think that they’re so different from each other, but they’re not. They’re really two branches of the same aviation family.
And judging from the research I did for this month’s column, they all agree that they hate the NOTAM system in its present state. [Read more…]
As support for the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2) continues to grow, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has taken to the Senate floor to explain key provisions of the measure (see video below).
As of Sept. 25, 67 senators and 140 members of the House of Representatives from both parties had signed on to cosponsor PBR2. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — Officials from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force donated the pilot’s instrument panel from the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony last week.
The Memphis Belle is one of the most famous aircraft in World War II history. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States. [Read more…]