SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Fla. – The United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds military jet team will headline next year’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo.
Representatives from a group of aviation industry stakeholders recently proposed to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) that it launch a study to gain a better understanding of pilot supply and demand and its potential effects on the U.S. aviation industry and the U.S. economy.
DENTON, Texas — Keeping one of the nation’s largest flight schools up and running requires a steady focus on recruiting CFIs and students. At any given time, there are about 75 CFIs working with 230-250 students in the two training facilities owned by US Flight Academy, a branch of the US Aviation. Training operations are conducted at the home field in Denton, as well as at Grayson County Airport in Sherman, Texas.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo recently honored volunteer Richard “Rick” Cahow with the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award. Cahow, 64, of Portage, began volunteering at the Air Zoo in 1979, helping in a variety of areas.
Allen McGregor was recently honored with a Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Belfort Instrument Co. recently installed an AWOS AV at the Johnson County Airport (6A4) in Mountain City, Tennessee.
Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: 2 Serious. Location: West Milford, N.J. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: A representative from the FBO stated that when the pilot arrived he requested a heater for his airplane, as the temperature was below freezing and the airplane was parked outside on the ramp.
The Christmas shopping season provides us with clear evidence that consumers prefer choices, and businesses respond accordingly. Recent news shows that fuel sales are no different.
Our friends at Airplanista put together a great blog post on our own Jamie Beckett, who has taken on a new role: VP of operations for SunState Aviation’s new flight school at GIF in Winter Haven, Florida. Check it out here — and fans of Jamie, don’t worry! He’s still going to be writing his Politics for Pilots blog for General Aviation News.
By Carol Lee Anderson
NEW HAMPSHIRE — The significance of local general aviation airports and the role they play during an emergency situation often go unnoticed by most, but victims of Hurricane Sandy quickly realized their importance after the Super Storm.