Two Hillsboro Aviation students, Kyle Boaz and Clayton Davis, were recently awarded Youth Flight Training Scholarships sponsored by the George and Lillian Bogardus Memorial Trust and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 105.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives will consider a bill to add another short extension of FAA programs to provide time to continue negotiations for a long-term extension. This extension will be very short, only until Feb. 17. The bill was introduced Monday, Jan. 23.
The Professional Programs Office of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host several five-day Center for Aerospace Safety/Security Education (CASE) short courses that combine information on safety, security, human factors and aircraft accident investigation.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta helped break ground recently for a $791 million runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
The Pacific Coast Dream Machine, a festival of magnificent machines, including general aviation aircraft, has expanded to two days this year, set for April 28-29, at Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF) in California.
The first question AOPA President Craig Fuller fielded from the audience of about 150 attending his pilot town hall Jan. 20 in Sebring, Fla., was about user fees, according to a report at AOPA.org. What are the chances of stopping the latest push? an attendee wanted to know. The odds are good, Fuller said — this year, at least. Read the full story here.
Travelers to this year’s Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5 are in for a “super” experience. Avfuel-branded FBOs are prepared to kick off the festivities with bonus AVTRIP Point promotions, Big Game parties and much more.
California Power Systems has scheduled Rotax certified training classes from Feb. 14 through the 23. CPS is conducting the classes in its new training facility at the Chino Airport (CNO) in Southern California.
Ever wonder what would happen if more people could see what we see?
That’s the question the folks at LightHawk pose to pilots during recruiting efforts for the non-profit organization. The question is central to LightHawk’s mission, which is “to champion environmental protection through the unique perspective of flight.”
“We have a way to show other people what we have been seeing for years,” says Greg Bedinger, LightHawk’s pilot outreach manager. “Sharing what we have seen is a powerful tool. We can post videos and photos online, but it is only a substitute for the real images that you see first hand.”
A few years ago, LightHawk was contacted by Wolf Haven International, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization that provides a sanctuary for wolves and also participates in breeding programs and the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. They needed help transporting the wolves to their new homes.
“FedEx and UPS had been able to handle these transports up until a few years back when airline security changed,” says Greg Bedinger, LightHawk’s pilot outreach manager. “We were able to connect a volunteer pilot who flies a Pilatus PC-12 and within a week we were moving the wolves.”