During its annual convention in Las Vegas last week, the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) recognized several individuals and organizations for their achievements and contributions during the 2012 airshow season. Air boss Wayne Boggs, airshow performer Rob Holland, former U.S. Navy Blue Angels team lead Captain Greg McWherter, and the Airpower Arkansas at Little Rock Air Force Base were all singled out for special recognition.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has revealed the names of the four individuals who have been elected for enshrinement in 2013. The four, who will be joining the roster of 215 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962, are:
HOUSTON – Texas aviation enthusiast and businessman Ron Henriksen is overseeing the construction of what he’s calling the world’s largest FBO arrival canopy.
Dual Electronics is now shipping its new XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Weather & Traffic Receiver for iPad, iPhone and Android devices to authorized resellers in the U.S. The receiver carries a suggested retail price of $799.
Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Pullman, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was maneuvering the airplane at a low altitude over open, snow-covered terrain when he noticed that the engine was running rough and beginning to lose power.
The church my family attends makes available to all comers a time and talent sign-up form. Our church, like most churches, has far more needs, and desires, than the paid staff can, or should, reasonably accomplish. As a result, we’ve created this sign-up form to tap the collective knowledge and labor base that is the membership.
The aviation-related organization I can think of that taps the time and talent of its members the best is the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF). While its scope is narrow — backcountry and recreational airstrip accessibility — its needs, like all organizations, are broad — advocacy, fund-raising, member management, communications and more. RAF leadership has learned what gets its members excited and targets their tasks. They know it makes little sense to ask all members to fly to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress when they know a few who are more than willing to answer that call.
As we were walking home from church one Sunday, I got to thinking about the potential for a time and talent sign-up for aviation. While our scope varies by areas of interest, I believe all — or almost all — aviators would like to contribute to the broad mission of making all aspects of aviation accessible to whoever so desires.
The holidays approach like a lumbering airliner on final, sure and certain. With its arrival, aviation in America can take stock of the year and begin the anticipation for a new season to dawn once the days begin to lengthen. Winter in many northern states is a time of reduced recreational flying activity but (speaking as one who endured many Minnesota winters before permanently flying south) the short days and cold nights help to build excitement.
In the world of Light-Sport Aircraft and light recreational aircraft of all kinds, the focus now gathers on the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, or more simply the Sebring LSA Expo. Last year’s event drew more than 16,000 visitors to a trade show oriented to help buyers view all the airplanes from which they can choose. [Read more...]
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo is now home to a new plane — an 1100 R Mini-Max.
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) will induct four new members, and honor a Belt of Orion recipient, at its 40th annual gala dinner and ceremony to be held in Ottawa, Thursday, May 30, 2013.
The new members are: Victor R. Bennett, former Innotech Aviation chief executive; James “Stocky” Edwards, World War II Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and command leader; Joseph Fernand “Frank” Henley, former executive of Maritime Central Airways, Nordair and Hydro Quebec; and John Sandford, former president of de Havilland Canada. Canadian Pacific Air Lines Ltd. will be presented with the Belt of Orion award.