OSHKOSH — The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday at AirVenture.
OSHKOSH — GoPro has teamed up with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles to help aviation go-getters reach the sky. The first ever GoPro flight scholarship, dubbed “Go Fly,” was created to encourage young adults to follow their dreams of becoming a pilot.
The GoFly Scholarship provides financial assistance for flight training school, plus a one- year EAA membership, and a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and all necessary mounts to capture and share milestones throughout their journey to becoming a licensed pilot.
OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Piper Aircraft hostde a special group of students and their teacher from Appleton, Wis., Thursday, July 31, during AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.
A number of years ago, Woodland Elementary School fifth grade teacher Eric Vander Loop’s teacher’s aide shared that his mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Vander Loop saw an opportunity to help while teaching his students about kindness to strangers.
Since then, students at the school district in Appleton have raised more than $120,000 for cancer research, a compassionate outcome that earned Vander Loop a recent opportunity to represent the Milwaukee Brewers during the All-Star game as one of 30 winners of People magazine and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Teachers campaign presented by Target. The students that began the program in fifth grade are high school juniors today.
Sennheiser is supporting EAA with products and financial resources, including two $1,500 scholarships that will be awarded to a pair of pilots in training. [Read more…]
In the May 15, 2014 EAA Hotline email there was an interesting article in the Member Benefit Spotlight section. It reported the results of a Fuel Survey purportedly taken in March by the Experimental Aircraft Association with 13,000 replies by members. The findings were rather interesting: 87% of members are using primarily 100LL and 12% are using autogas.
As I digested this finding, a pertinent question came to mind: If 12% of members are tenacious enough to use mogas when only 3% of our airports carry mogas, why didn’t EAA ask the membership: “How many members would use mogas if it was as available at the 3,000+ airports that carry 100LL?”
Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman?
You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition.
Lee Lauderback of Stallion 51 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Florida, was recently inducted into the EAA Warbird Hall of Fame earlier this month.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping are now available for the 62nd annual edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which will be held July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport.