Randy Whitson submitted this photo and note: “Early flight at Marco Island Executive Airport (KMKY) in Florida.”
2023 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship goes to Nathan Hammond
Air show star Nathan Hammond, who performs as GhostWriter, is the 2023 recipient of one of the air show industry’s most prestigious awards.
ASA updates Lesson Plans to Train Like You Fly
The fourth edition incorporates “critical information previously published in ‘Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor’s Guide to Scenario-Based Training,’ current best practices, and tried and true advice for teaching both visual and instrument flight, Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA) officials said.
Discovery flight goes awry
Immediately after touchdown, the discovery flight customer held the left brake, sending the plane aggressively to the east side of the runway and into the grass.
Picture of the Day: Ready for departure!
Sandy Gurley submitted this photo and note: “Winston is ready for departure.”
Volunteers improve safety at Oregon’s Rager Airstrip
Volunteers brought in a tractor and rotary mower to mow the airstrip, the turn-around areas at each end, the aircraft parking area, as well as clearing out about six feet of obstructions on each side of the airstrip, RAF officials reported.
Santa Clara glider replica takes place of honor in San Diego FBO
The original Santa Clara glider was designed by John J. Montgomery with two wings spanning over 25 feet each and its replica is on loan from the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Crownair Aviation is located at San Diego’s Executive Airport (KMYF), formerly named Montgomery Field after the glider’s designer.
First FAA-certified ALSIM SR20 simulator in the USA
Now that the simulator is certified by the FAA, students at All In Aviation in Nevada can count their training hours in the sim toward their private and commercial license or instrument rating.
Student pilot seriously injured during first lesson
The flight instructor’s improper decision to direct the student pilot to exit the airplane with the engine running, which resulted in serious injury when the student walked into the propeller arc.
Picture of the Day: Our hidden freedom
Sam Scanlon submitted this photo and note: “Building a home on a private strip, Nolnacs Airport (30PA) in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania. One of our hidden freedoms is the ability to build a private strip and fly anywhere we want! Love our country! An older gentlemen who can barely work his phone took this while I was taking off.”
Avionics sales up over 22%
The quarterly report offers mixed results, as the industry posted a lower dollar amount in sales when compared to the fourth quarter of last year, while at the same time reporting an increase in sales of more than 22% compared to the first three months of 2022.
Signature Aviation reopens FBO at PANC
The newly renovated terminal, built within the former Kulis Alaska Air National Guard facility, has a dedicated facility specifically for international traffic, according to company officials.