The Aircraft Electronics Association will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000 for the 2019-20 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies, according to association officials.
Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Numerous awards are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each.
The deadline to submit applications for the 2019-20 academic year is April 1, 2019.
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Van’s RV-8 reported that during the 3-point landing at the airport in Roopville, Georgia, the airplane drifted to the left and he applied right correction.
He said he “obviously over corrected” because the plane went to the right and he was unable to correct with left rudder and brake. The airplane left the runway and hit trees. [Read more…]
Mark Anderson submitted the following photo and note: “Preparing for my checkride Sunday morning at Batten International Airport (KRAC) in Racine, Wisconsin. Only another pilot knows the serenity of flying. It’s a beautiful thing!”
At 52, Robert DeLaurentis has already circumnavigated the earth in a single-engine Piper Malibu Mirage (N997MA). He documented his 2015 journey in Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion and the Journey Within.
What is an adventurous soul to do after such an accomplishment but plan the next one?
With about 1,900 hours’ flying time, DeLaurentis will begin a 90-day pole-to-pole journey on Dec. 15, 2018 in a plane he named The Citizen of the World.
Starting in San Diego, California, he will fly a super tricked out 1983 Gulfstream Turbo Commander 900 (N29GA) to the southernmost tip of Chile. This is when the trip pegs the adventure meter: He’s going to fly twice to Antarctica. [Read more…]
FAA rebates are quickly being claimed by general aviation owners equipping their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast avionics.
A month after the FAA relaunched its $500 rebate program, 1,438 rebates have been taken from a total of 9,792 available through Oct. 11, 2019, as long as supplies last. According to FAA officials, 30 to 40 rebates are claimed on an average day. [Read more…]
If you know a special flight instructor, maintenance technician, or FAASTeam representative, this is your chance to reward that aviation professional with the recognition he or she deserves. And if you are such an exceptional aviation professional, this is your chance to be recognized for the great work you do.