EAST ALTON, Ill – West Star Aviation has been voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2017 Professional Pilot Preference Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey for the fourth consecutive year. The facility is also celebrating 70 years of continuous service to the aviation industry. [Read more…]
THERMAL, Calif. – Desert Jet Center has created the John J. Benoit Memorial Scholarship to honor the legacy of the Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor who passed away in December 2016 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
The scholarship commits some $10,000 to local youth in the Riverside County area who desire to pursue a career in aviation. [Read more…]
The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division in Tumwater, Washington, is currently accepting applications for a Transportation Planning Specialist 3. [Read more…]
In an email sent to an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector by the pilot, he reported that he was unable to manipulate the fuel station pumps where he had landed, so he decided to fly to another airfield that was about 20 miles away.
He wrote that somehow he did not make the right turn and became “lost.” [Read more…]
Hal Denton sent in this photo, explaining: “It was a gorgeous morning for a multi-engine commercial check ride. Luckily the stars were aligned and four hours later the certificate was issued. Now what for the next ticket? Maybe instructor?” [Read more…]
Dispatch from KABI, Abilene, Texas: I’m perched on the left wingwalk, leaning into the open cockpit. My shirttails keep coming untucked, and I’m praying that the waistline of my pants is high enough that I won’t be mistaken for a plumber, instead of an air racer.
I point to the instrument panel, “This one tells me how fast I’m going through the air, and this one tells me how fast I’m going up or down. This one here tells me what direction I’m going. This is the throttle, I use it to make the plane go faster or slower. Any questions?”
The 7-year-old boy looks up at me with big brown eyes and asks, “Where are the machine guns?”
No one’s ever asked that before. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — While testifying before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on reforming ATC, Hartzell Propeller President Joe Brown testified that he finds the idea of privatizing ATC troubling, noting that the U.S. skies belong to the people and should be managed by their elected representatives and the FAA, which can balance collective interests and adjudicate access.
Those attending will experience an evening filled with classical musical pieces, performed by a live symphony orchestra, all with a backdrop of aerial displays from vintage World War I and World War II aircraft. [Read more…]
WACO, Texas – Blackhawk Modifications has unveiled the new Blackhawk Vx Engine+ Upgrade package for the Cessna Caravan.
The upgrade includes an 850 SHP PT6A-42A engine with a newly designed and more efficient compressor, a lightweight composite cowling, new Hawkeye DigiLog gauges by Howell Instruments, as well as an optional MT 5-blade composite propeller assembly. [Read more…]