Charlie Johnson inducted into Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame

From left:  Joe Thibodeau, Charlie Johnson and Lance Barber, President of Colorado Aviation Historical Society. Photo courtesy of David Kempa.

DENVER, Colorado – Charlie Johnson, president and COO of Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC), was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 4.

Johnson, the former president of Cessna, is a well-known industry veteran and advocate of electric propulsion for general aviation. He is a co-founder and director of AEAC, which is planning to offer the first U.S.-sponsored, practical, solar-electric airplane serving the aviation training market. [Read more...]

Broken mag brings down Piper

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Allentown, Pa. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: During the initial climb on an instructional flight, the engine lost partial power. The CFI performed a forced landing into a cornfield.

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The future of fuels

Fuel is the lifeblood of aircraft and pilots. Most aircraft need it to power their engines; pilots need it, in the form of oxygen and proper nutrition, to power themselves. The November issues of General Aviation News will turn the spotlight on fuels — all kinds — and look at the current state of affairs, as well as what we can expect

As always, we’d love to hear from our readers. Email General Aviation News Editor Janice Wood with your feedback.

SmartPilot.ca launches Be Ready Contest

QUEENSVILLE, Ontario, Canada – Canada’s single source web portal for all things related to flying safely has just launched a contest to promote general aviation safety and at the same time help some lucky winners be prepared for a “bad day.”

The “Be Ready” contest is a chance to review a recently developed and launched safety video and then enter online for the chance to win, by random draw, one of four prizes. Each prize is an emergency safety related item.

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CTI Professional Flight Training in Tennessee gets FAA nod

The FAA has granted approval for CTI Professional Flight Training’s Millington, Tennessee, satellite to join its Fort Lauderdale, Florida, partner in offering a structured Part 141 flight training syllabus to its students.

CTI Professional Flight Training has been training professional pilots at its Fort Lauderdale location for over 25 years, and recently expanded its operation to a satellite base at Millington Regional Jetport near Memphis, Tennessee.

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Aerosim ATP training program receives FAA approval

Aerosim Training Solutions has received FAA approval for its Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Training Program.

The ATP CTP is a course that has been mandated by the FAA to be completed by all pilots who wish to add an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate to their existing certificates in order to fly for a commercial airline (part 121 carrier). This also applies to pilots who wish to operate as a pilot in command (PIC) in the part 135 or part 91 environment.

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