Maverick Aviation Group has opened a new 37,000-square-foot facility at the Henderson Executive Airport (HND) in Henderson, Nevada.
This is the first post of our new GA Security Blog, written by Dave Hook, an expert on general aviation security:
With the Barefoot Bandit now doing hard time behind bars, you might think that the risk of aircraft thefts is diminished. But you’d be wrong. Late last month local law enforcement officials in Utah announced the arrest of two students who planned to use backpacks filled with explosives and detonate them during a school assembly. Their escape plan: Fly away in a stolen airplane from a nearby airfield. Sound crazy?
Special to General Aviation News from the Washington Aviation Association
Just when the short winter days and grounded planes become too much to bear for aviators at the end of February, there’s a sign of happier airborne days ahead. For many, the annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show marks the end of winter in the Northwest.
The 29th annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Blue Gate of the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Wash.
The folks at Pipistrel sent along a link to a story about Jan Hercek, a paraplegic who dreamed of flying since he was 8. It’s a long story, but well worth the read, as he details the struggles he went through to finally get his wings. Many pilots will appreciate the hurdles he had to overcome just to get a medical. Read it here.
For the past 31 years, the name CubCrafters has been synonymous with Super Cubs. But with its entry a few years ago into the world of Light-Sport Aircraft, its name now is tied to one of the most successful LSAs on the market.
When the term “light” is applied to aircraft, it can give the impression that the machine is somehow delicate. This is SO not the case when it comes to CubCrafters Carbon Cub LSA.
CubCrafters describes the Carbon Cub SS as an aircraft designed “for the pilot who REALLY wants to push the limits of Light Sport.”
On Feb. 4, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will be hosting a free 45-minute webinar featuring Tuskegee Airmen USAF Colonels (ret) Harold Brown and Charles E. McGee.
A slightly different rudder leads a master restorer to a true aviation find
By DAVID NIXON
It has been said, “the devil is in the details.” This is especially so in aviation. Whether you are flying or fixing an airplane, the details matter.
For an aircraft museum it is doubly important. The Western Antique Airplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Ore., prides itself as having the most authentically restored aircraft in its collection. This attention to detail led to discovering and buying a very special airplane, the prototype 1933 Stearman Model 70, NX571Y, which is now being restored at the museum by the head of restoration, Tom Murphy, for museum founder Terry Brandt.
Starting Oct. 1, all pilots will have to complete their applications for medicals online at FAA MedXPress.com.
Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Ohio and Indiana wings will take to the skies today, four days before the Super Bowl, as part of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force’s exercise preparing fighters to protect the airspace around Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, site of the football championship game.