The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association named three winners for $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.
The Rocky Mountain Airshow in Broomfield, Colo., has been selected as one of 20 events worldwide to host the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor will fly at the August 24-26 Rocky Mountain Airshow in Broomfield, Colorado. F-22 demo teams will make just 20 appearances worldwide in 2012. The 10th annual air show will include aircraft ranging from WWI replicas to state of the art technology. Fireworks follow a Hot Air Balloon Glow and the twilight air show on Friday night. The AdventureZone kid’s area will showcase numerous activities and hands on projects to engage and excite kids of all ages while emphasizing the importance of STEM curricula. Hundreds of aircraft from across the country will also be on site for the 32nd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-in held in conjunction with the air show.
The second annual Trade Show Aviation Idaho, being held May 18-19, in conjunction with the Idaho Aviation Association’s Annual Meeting, has announced its guest speakers and workshops.
Addison Pemberton, aircraft restorer and aviation historian, will be the headlining guest speaker on Saturday night, and will have his Boeing 40C, the oldest flying Boeing aircraft in the world, on display in the show hangar.
At a closing day media briefing, Sun ’n Fun president John ‘Lites’ Leenhouts said airshow performers donated $250,000 worth of performances to the fly-in this year. Lites was a few minutes late to the media briefing because he was thanking performers at the airshow safety briefing. “When a group donates $250,000 of services,” Lites said, “I think it is important to say thank you.”
Richmond, VA – The Virginia Aviation Council elected Ray Batton as their next President at their March 17 meeting. Batton flies a Turbo 182, is active in the EAA Young Eagles program and is President of a Fortune 500 company. He also seeks to open the world of aviation to adults who’ve thought about flight as an unattainable goal. “I have taken a large number of business people for rides,” says Batton. “They often think flying is too difficult or scary until you get them in the plane.”
When you think corporate airplane, the image of Gulfstreams and Citation jets may come to mind. The folks at ComLine Pro have something else in mind: a 1969 Polish-built PZL.
Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display for general aviation pilots, and Avidyne report that certification is imminent for the interface between the Avidyne DFC90 Digital Autopilot and the Aspen Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display. [Read more...]