LAS VEGAS — A day before the 2017 National Business Aviation Association convention kicked off, NBAA President Ed Bolen announced a $10,000 donation to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, in support of those affected by the horrific events of Oct. 1. [Read more…]
The FAA has made mitigating runway incursions a focal point over the past few years, aiming to reduce airfield risk factors that could ultimately lead to collisions between aircraft.
At Juneau International Airport (PAJN) outside the capital city of Alaska, a new runway incursion mitigation (RIM) study showed that 50 runway incursions had occurred since 2004. The culprit appeared to be taxiways that did not meet current FAA design standards, according to officials with RS&H, an architecture, engineering, and consulting firm.
RS&H aviation consultants Michael Becker and Alex McKean needed more than data to draw conclusions. McKean and Becker, a former airport manager and commercially licensed pilot, had to get a closer look.
So the two stood for days watching takeoffs and landings and taxi maneuvers at the airport. But that was just the first step. [Read more…]
As one of the only Houston area airports with the facilities to support military aircraft, and one of the only ones that were open during Hurricane Harvey flooding, Houston Executive Airport provided support for Army Reserve and National Guard units from all over the United States flying rescue and support operations during the flooding. [Read more…]
The second annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase will take place Nov. 2-4, 2017, at DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in Florida.
This year’s show will mimic the inaugural show in design, layout, daily schedule, and hospitality.
But most important, the mission will remain the same: Committed to Sport Aviation, according to organizers. [Read more…]
ALBANY, Georgia — There is an additional parking space being occupied at the already busy Thrush Aircraft factory, as Robert Garrett has joined the company as director of training.
Garrett, a veteran of the ag aviation industry, will oversee Thrush’s new factory-based ag aviation flight and maintenance training programs. [Read more…]
The PreBuyGuys recently interviewed Arthur Billingsley, a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, about what it’s like to own, fly, maintain, and manage his 1974 Cessna 310Q.
Arthur gives the inside scoop on aircraft ownership from aircraft ownership costs, aircraft maintenance, pilot training, great tips for every aircraft owner, and more.
There’s two companion videos, a cockpit tour, and an inflight video of the C310 cockpit in approach and landing into Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (KFTY) in Atlanta in stormy weather. [Read more…]