It has been more than two years since Harry Ingram bought the assets of the Taylorcraft Aviation Co. and set up a factory in LaGrange, Texas, with intentions of producing the tried and true F-22 design. When General Aviation News interviewed Ingram in May 2003, he predicted the first aircraft would be delivered by Aug. […]
Retired Cessna president joins Javelin management team
Another coup for Aviation Technology Group, the Colorado company that’s bringing the Javelin jet to market: Charlie Johnson, former president and COO of Cessna, just joined the company as executive vice president of operations. Just two weeks ago, Horst Bergmann, former president and CEO of Jeppesen, also joined the company’s executive management team.
New museum set to open at Illinois’ Clow International Airport
A new museum will open its doors early next year at Clow International Airport (1C5) in Bolingbrook, Ill.
Safire assets auctioned off
Meanwhile, another very light jet hopeful, Safire Aircraft, saw most of its office equipment and shop tool inventory auctioned off late last month. The sale was forced by the owner of Safire’s former headquarters in Opa Locka, Fla., in an effort to recover some $60,000 in unpaid rent.
Eclipse flies United
Eclipse Aviation has formed a strategic relationship with United Airlines to provide training.
PA is cracking down on drunk flying
The Pennsylvania legislature has passed the Flying While Impaired Bill, which makes flying while drunk a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5,000 fine and possibly some jail time.
101st anniversary coming up
A quick reminder: The 101st anniversary celebration of powered flight is set for Dec. 17 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
G1000 certified for Mooney
The FAA has certified the Garmin G1000 in Mooney’s Ovation and Bravo aircraft. An STC was awarded to Garmin in November. Mooney has incorporated the approval into its Type Certificate.
Pork to the rescue
Pork is great in barbecue, but generally undesirable in Congressional budgets.
Open door policy: FSS and towers are open to pilots
Should Flight Service Stations and Air Traffic Control towers be open to pilots?
Four new FAA rules take effect soon
Compliance with at least four important FAA mandates falls due during the first four months of 2005. One of them is particularly important to pilots flying over water or wilderness.
Building a home for The Lost Squadron Museum
The folks at The Lost Squadron Museum in Middlesboro, Ky., are stepping up their annual raffle by offering three prizes this year.