James N. Hauslein has been named to the board of trustees for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Some pilots become jaded with time. Need to perk-up your aviation life? Pre-Sun ’n Fun, I returned to Central Florida’s lake country and a training operation that will freshen anyone’s outlook on flying.
Located on Lake Dora above Florida’s Turnpike 35 miles northwest of Orlando, it’s Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Adventures in “America’s Seaplane City,” Tavares, Florida. [Read more...]
Now that we’re past the first day of spring it’s time to start planning for two important seasons ahead: Hurricane and wildfire. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hurricane season begins May 15 for the Eastern Pacific and June 1 for the Atlantic. Both end on Nov. 30. For those who live and work in places where you are sure that hurricane season is of little concern, you may have a wildfire season to consider. Sorry, there’s no definite nationwide start and stop date for wildfire season because wildfire season is regional, based upon the local flora, and highly dependent upon the weather.
I’m sure that some of you are asking yourselves, “Hey, what’s a security guy doing writing about disaster recovery?” [Read more...]
Cessna Aircraft Co. and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) are signing two strategic agreements to jointly develop general and business aviation in the People’s Republic of China. The agreements pave the way for a range of business jets, utility single-engine turboprops, and single-engine piston aircraft to be manufactured and certified in China, according to Cessna officials.
Flying in from around the U.S., about two dozen B-25 Mitchell bombers will converge on Urbana, Ohio’s municipal airport, Grimes Field, beginning Saturday, April 14. The largest gathering of B-25s since World War II, the Grimes Gathering of B-25s will lead into the 70th Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (NMUSAF), near Dayton. [Read more...]
Now at Sporty’s are two new models of NFlightcam Cockpit Video cameras ideal for CFIs, students and owners.
NavWorx has added Wi-Fi to its ADS600 and WxBox line of ADS-B receivers and Universal Access Transceiver (UAT), which are designed to receive subscription-free aircraft traffic and aviation weather.
Signed flying gloves reportedly worn by Amelia Earhart during a historic flight have been found on eBay, according to a post at WhatSellsBest.com. According to the sellers listing, the historic signed leather gloves were worn by Earhart during her 1935 “Goodwill Solo Flight” to Mexico. The seller states the auction also includes documentation supporting the items provenance and history. (For close-up photos of the gloves and included documentation see eBay listing #320871848279)
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty East will host its annual Super Sale and Fly-In on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The distribution center is located at 452 Dividend Drive in Peachtree City, beside Falcon Field (FFC).