Northeast Ohio filmmaker Adam White will have two of his documentary films air on Western Reserve PBS this week: “Red Tail Reborn — Special Edition” and “The Restorers — They Were All Volunteers.”
aerox has received a supplement to its already existing Parts Manufacturing Approval PMA PQ2091NE. Supplements 2 and 3 cover the manufacture of replacement steel oxygen cylinders and Supplements 4 and 5 cover the manufacture of replacement Kevlar composite oxygen cylinders, eligible for installation on a wide variety of general aviation aircraft.
Cessna Aircraft Co. recently rolled its 400th Citation Mustang off the assembly line at its Independence, Kan., facility. This milestone was accomplished in a little more than five years since the Mustang’s first delivery in November 2006.
Blackhawk has acquired Silverhawk Conversions’ Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the King Air C90/A series and E90 engine upgrades. The STCs allow replacement of legacy engines in C90, C90A, and E90 aircraft with new PT6A-135A engines or used PT6A-135 engines.
This is the sixth in a series of articles looking at the impact of NextGen on GA pilots.
Over the last six months, we have demonstrated how aviation history has contributed toward the development of our National Airspace System, including new technologies and procedures yielding a safer and less expensive way to fly. Every step of the way has been a major leap, not only on the side of safety and operations in this aeronautical equation, but also benefiting the industry and aviators by incorporating current-day technologies.
We started with bonfires and slowly graduated through electric visual aids and finally to radio navigation, with the use of state-of-the-art electronics available at each point within this aeronautical time line. This will eventually culminate in the developing Next Generation Air Transportation System, known as NextGen.
However, now we turn the pages way back — and I mean way back — so far back we meet up with our early mariner explorers who used stars in the sky to get from point A to point B. [Read more...]
Last week marked the 1,000th signature on the AmericaFlies.us online petition, where citizens from across the United States have spoken out against President Obama’s attacks on general aviation. The goal of the site is to reach 5,000 signatures. More than two dozen petition-signers have also shared their personal stories of how general aviation impacts their lives, families, communities and the economy.
Reps. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) have introduced a “Pilot’s Bill of Rights” measure to give general aviation pilots more protection and access to information during FAA enforcement actions, according to a report at AOPA.org. A similar bill introduced in 2011 by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is pending in the Senate. The story quotes Graves, co-chair of the House GA Caucus, and Lipinski, also a member of the caucus, as saying passage of the bill would improve relations between general aviation pilots, the FAA, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The Chamber of Commerce for the City of Santa Paula, Calif., recently named CP Aviation, Inc. its 2011 Business of the Year. Presented annually since 1983, CP Aviation is only the second airport business in Santa Paula to receive such recognition. The flight school will be honored at an awards luncheon on Feb. 7.
Just a few years ago, Chris McLaughlin wasn’t sure whether he was going to live or not. Just a few weeks ago, he and his wife, Corrine, launched on an epic journey, flying from Cape Cod to Cape Horn in their Cessna Skyhawk.
The flight, dubbed Flight4Lives, is designed to raise awareness of about organ transplants.
Aviation burst upon the American public in 1910 through a frenzy of air meets, contests, daring flights and maneuvers. Over the year, 100 regularly organized meets and exhibitions were held. New records were set and broken almost every week. During that one year, the art of aviation made such extraordinary advances that there are few comparisons in the history of technology.
Aviators became heroes, and the top heroes changed constantly. Cosmopolitan magazine called the new birdmen “Wizards of the Air” for their daring do. One of the most active and daring pilots was Charles K. Hamilton, who in 1910 became famous for thrilling the crowds. During the year Hamilton would appear in events from coast-to-coast, along the way setting records.