Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared February 2017 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”
In Arkansas, general aviation airports support an economic value of more than $494 million annually. [Read more…]
EVENDALE, Ohio — At GE Aviation’s world headquarters, a new power building is turning heads: The front façade replicates a jet engine looking to the sky.
The top of the building’s rotunda features a front fan nose cone with blades around it just like a jet engine. The front windows resemble the sides of a jet engine. [Read more…]
Wellington, Kansas, just south of Wichita, calls itself the Wheat Capital of the World, but there are pilots and aircraft owners around the world who know it as the home of Air Plains Services, which is marking 40 years as a leader in creating extreme performance upgrades for thousands of Cessna piston aircraft around the globe. [Read more…]
The editorial board of the Daily Breeze, the local news source for Los Angeles County’s South Bay region, questions whether the “contentious, decades-long battle over operations at the Santa Monica Airport” is actually over, even with the FAA caving to the city’s demands to close the airport in 2028.
“Many questions remain concerning the airport, which has played an important role in Southern California’s air transportation system. Lawsuits also may cloud the airport’s future,” the editorial notes. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched NATA-Med powered by AirDocs, a program that offers inflight assistance 24/7.
The program — resourced by actual flight surgeons — was created by Harvey Watt & Company (HWC), in conjunction with former NASA/Space Shuttle Recovery Team Senior and Chief Flight Surgeons, and US Space Command/USAFR Senior Flight Surgeons. [Read more…]
By TED LUEBBERS
EAA Chapter 534 Aviation Explorers got to fly in airplanes on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida.
Chapter 534 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the sponsor of the Aviation Explorer Post 534, provided two fixed wing aircraft and pilots to conduct Young Eagles orientation flights for the Explorers. [Read more…]
SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif. – ACI Jet has added a Diamond DA40 to its Employee Flying Club
The club fleet also includes a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza and a Cessna 172.