West Houston Airport Chief Pilot C.G. “Hank” Henry passed away Aug. 7, 2019. He was 94.
Born 1925, in Crossville, Tennessee, Hank was a flight instructor with over 35,000 hours of flight time, most of which was instructing.[Read more…]
Every year, the agents and pilots of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) give back to the aviation community they serve through scholarships.
Determining who gets those scholarships is a daunting task, according to officials with the aviation insurance agency based in Frederick, Maryland.
“Many deserving applicants from a variety of backgrounds have applied, and it proves difficult to pick just one — so difficult, in fact, that for the past two years AIR scholarship judges ended up awarding two scholarships,” company officials said in a prepared release. “This year proved no different!”[Read more…]
Owners who opt for the new program pay an hourly rate based on utilization, which covers parts and labor for unscheduled and scheduled maintenance.[Read more…]
The Aircraft Electronics Association‘s second-quarter 2019 Avionics Market Report shows that total worldwide general aviation avionics sales topped $1.5 billion in the first six months of 2019.
That’s a 14% increase in total sales compared to the first six months of 2018, according to AEA officials.
During the second-quarter months of April, May and June, sales increased 14.8% compared to the same time a year ago.[Read more…]
A free “Fly with an Airline Pilot Day” is slated for Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum at Granby/Grand County Airport (KGNB) in Colorado.
The volunteers of the Grand County Historical Association Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum invite all age groups to the free and family-friendly event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.[Read more…]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — Banyan Pilot Shop, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), will host an aviation career day Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This free event is not a job fair, but an educational event to discover what South Florida flight schools, colleges, and businesses have to offer, company officials explain.
Officials note that 20 schools, colleges, and businesses are expected to participate in the aviation career day, including:[Read more…]
Starting Aug. 27, 2019, the FAA will mandate the use of the international flight plan format for all IFR and VFR flights.
“Aligning our flight plan similar to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) format will allow integration of new capabilities such as Performance Based Navigation (PBN),” FAA officials stated.
The new flight plan format can be seen on FAA Form 7233-4, FAA International Flight Plan (Revision 7/2015).[Read more…]
Barrington Irving, who in 2007 became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane and who has continued to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace, will receive the National Aviation Business Association’s 2019 American Spirit Award.[Read more…]
Aug. 8 marks the 90-year anniversary of the launch of the first round-the-world airship journey by Dr. Hugo Eckener in the Graf Zeppelin.
Sponsored by American media mogul William Randolph Hearst, the already-famous rigid airship departed from Lakehurst, New Jersey, on Aug. 8, 1929, with the German pilot at the helm.[Read more…]