MELBOURNE, Florida – Baer Air at Melbourne International Airport (KMLB) has changed its name to Apex Executive Jet Center (AEJC) as it expands and upgrades its facilities and services.
The pilot determined that the wind was faster than anticipated at the landing location near Bernalillo, N.M.
He maneuvered the Cameron Z90 balloon for a landing in an open field, [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Rafael Cortes sent in these photos, with some great news: “February 14th just got a whole new meaning to us. Lourdes and I just got married on this day, and to celebrate our new adventure we took a celebration flight over the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, from San Juan to Fajardo. It was a beautiful day to get married and to fly, and the sky’s wedding gift to us was a spectacular sunset on the way back. Just a perfect flight to celebrate our union.”
Congratulations to Rafael and Lourdes!
While many pilots are anxiously awaiting May 1, when third class medical reform becomes reality, others are facing a problem: Their insurance companies are requiring an FAA medical in spite of the new reforms, now called BasicMed by the FAA.
Take Bill Talutis of Murchison, Texas, who said in a recent Letter to the Editor that his insurance company insists he get an FAA flight physical and medical certificate. [Read more…]
The Texas Legislative General Aviation Caucus recently met for the first time this session in Austin, Texas. New officers were elected and a presentation was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Director on the importance of general aviation in Texas. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — A 15-year-old Mason High School student is the youngest person and first female to win the annual Mitchell Cary-Don Gum Memorial Aviation Scholarship.
The National Aviation Heritage Alliance presented a scholarship certificate on Feb. 14, 2017, to Mullika Pandit, daughter of Miti and Anirudh Pandit of Mason.
The presentation took place in the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, a unit of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. [Read more…]
The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing landings to a full stop at the airport in Kankakee, Ill.
During the sixth landing, the student overcontrolled the Cessna 172 during the landing flare. [Read more…]