Able Flight, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships for flight training for people with disabilities, reports a year of milestones in 2019, including awarding the most ever scholarships in one year, as well as reaching 100 scholarships awards since its founding.
This year’s Able Flight scholarship recipients include an Army Lt. Colonel wounded in combat, four other veterans disabled due to accidents, and two women. One of the veterans is a former Army helicopter pilot who is now paralyzed and will be returning to flying as a fixed-wing pilot with his Able Flight scholarship. [Read more…]
To the amazement of 50,000 spectators across the opening weekend of the 2019 Red Bull Air Race season in Abu Dhabi, the 2017 World Champion Yoshihide Muroya from Japan claimed the race win by just 0.003s over his long-time rival, defending World Champion Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic.
The result sets the tone for the eight-race season to come, Red Bull Air Race officials said.
“With third-place Michael Goulian of the USA just one point behind Sonka in the overall standings, plus 11 other elite contenders in the mix, there is no telling who will be on top at the November finale,” officials added. [Read more…]
Registration is now open for the 55th Annual Hayward Air Rally, which will be held May 16-18, 2019.
The destination for the 2019 Rally is Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (KIPF) in Bullhead City, Arizona.
“We haven’t been to Laughlin since 2006 and we are excited to return,” rally officials said. [Read more…]
Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rick Larson (D-WA) have introduced H.R. 1108, the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019. If passed into law will continue funding the FAA during a future government shutdown. Funds will come from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. [Read more…]
The National Aeronautic Association has named the 11 aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. While heavily military and commercial aviation, the impact of the technology will no doubt trickle down – eventually – to general and business aviation. [Read more…]
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has selected six individuals as recipients of 2019 Leadership Conference Scholarships. [Read more…]
Last century, as my Dad and I flew to Florida for SUN ‘n FUN from Washington state, we’d marvel at the ability to easily navigate hundreds of miles over unfamiliar terrain and then struggle to find the actual airport. With one glimpse of ForeFlight’s new Airport 3D View, those are days gone. Thankfully. [Read more…]