The University Aviation Association (UAA) has awarded its William A. Wheatley Award for 2014 to Dr. Richmond Nettey.
AUSTIN, Texas — Flying Eyes Sunglasses have been updated with a 1 mm set of temples, along with the standard temples and strap system.
These new temples make Flying Eyes easier to wear under a headset, as well as helmets used by cyclists, racing pit crews and equestrians. Additionally, Flying Eyes now have an updated release mechanism that makes it easier to switch between the options, company officials said.
Aircraft: Cessna 172RG. Injuries: None. Location: Lexington, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: Upon arrival at the destination airport during an instructional flight, the landing gear did not fully deploy. Only the nose gear and the left main landing gear extended and locked in the down position.
On Nov. 4, a ballot initiative to give the Santa Monica City Council more control over operations at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO) in Southern California was approved by voters, signaling — for some — a death knell for the embattled airport.
Measure LC allows the City Council to manage the airport as it sees fit, including closing all or part of the 227-acre property. The measure, which passed with a 60% margin, mandates that the airport land be used only for parks, open space and recreational facilities until voters can approve land-use guidelines.
It had the backing of several community groups which have been trying to close the airport for years, citing safety concerns and calling the airport a playground for “rich hobbyist pilots.”
To celebrate 100 years of female pilots in combat, Fly It Forward pilots will give free introductory flights to female military personnel and their daughters during the upcoming sixth annual Fly It Forward challenge organized by the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (IWOAW). The challenge is set for March 2-8, 2015.
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Jackson, Miss. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The airplane had been stored in a hangar with its fuel tanks half full under varying temperature conditions. The accident flight was the first time in two months the plane had flown.