Citing more than $50 billion in annual economic benefit and jobs for almost 400,000 New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared May 2013 “Aviation Appreciation Month” in the Empire State.
Honolulu, HI — The Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, Serial No. 56-817, arrived at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor May 9, joining the museum’s expanding collection.
So often “Can’t anyone make a gust lock that works?” is expressed by Cub owners. The folks at Air Products Alaska of Eagle River, Alaska, say yes, they can: They’ve introduced the Posi-lock, designed to address the need for a true control lock on Super Cubs and similar type Piper aircraft with spring return flaps.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has revealed the winners of two scholarships awarded annually to students who have excelled in or are pursuing aviation studies.
Aircraft: Beech C90. Injuries: None. Location: Camden S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The 14,500-hour pilot obtained weather information via the internet before the flight. The information included advisories for convective activity and scattered thunderstorms along the intended northwesterly route of flight.
On Friday, the FAA announced it will keep open the 149 contract towers the agency slated for closure on June 15.
Amy White, featured in a past post about her training with her mother, Vi, is now a private pilot. Her mom writes proudly: “Just to give you an update: Amy took her check ride today (Friday, May 10) on her 17th birthday; she is now a licensed private pilot!” Congratulations Amy!
Midland/Odessa, Texas — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) today unveiled plans to establish the CAF National Airbase at a major metropolitan area as part of a plan to increase the organization’s national profile.