GippsAERO, the Australian based manufacturer of the GA8 Airvan aircraft, has appointed Flightline Group, Inc. as the authorized dealer for the southeastern United States.
Gulf Coast Avionics Corp. will sponsor the International Welcome Party at Sun ‘n Fun 2012, which kicks off next week on March 27. The Welcome Party will be held at the International Pavilion on Friday evening, March 30, [Read more...]
Pacific Coast Avionics Corp. will be the exclusive sponsor of the Internet Café at the 2012 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida. The Internet Café will be located in the Visitor and Convention Center’s hospitality area next to the Sunset Grill [Read more...]
The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its biennial World Assembly in Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 10-15. The event is hosted by AOPA South Africa, a founding affiliate of the association.
This March 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Savannah, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: About 19 years before the accident, the pilot held a commercial certificate and an FAA medical certificate. At the time of the accident he had approximately 2,055 hours and was operating the airplane as a Sport Pilot, which did not require him to hold a FAA medical certificate. The pilot’s logbook did not show any flights in the accident airplane.
Sun ’n Fun 2012 is about to begin. Billed as the “Spring Break for Pilots,” the central Florida airshow is revving up in numerous ways, thanks partly to the show’s new leader, John “Lites” Leenhouts (and yes, everyone really does call him “Lites,” his Navy pilot nickname). His team is refreshed and ready for a new event. The turmoil from last year’s tornado is behind them and many changes are planned.
In almost every article about the future of leaded avgas, this statement appears, “… only one fuel will be stocked by the FBO system.” This particular quote comes from a reply by Mac McClellen to Todd Petersen in Mac’s latest Left Seat blog on the EAA’s website. You will also find it in almost every article and editorial from any aviation alphabet organization about the modern state of 100LL avgas.
My question is why are FBO’s the sole determinant of fuel sales on an airport? The answer is because of an obsolete view of what an FBO should do.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport’s (ISM) air traffic control service provider Robinson Aviation (RVA) has named John Blakeney Outstanding Controller of the Year for 2011. Blakeney was selected from more than 500 controllers throughout the U.S. and is the only remaining original controller at Kissimmee Gateway Airport’s control tower since opening in 1997.