“Sheriff One” has begun flying missions for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in California. “Sheriff One” is the call sign used by the new Flight Design CTLE operated by the sheriff’s department.
This January, attendees of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo looking for what’s new and cutting edge in the LSA world will have plenty to see. SeaMax America, Pipistrel USA, U.S. Sport Aircraft, and Flight Design USA will all have new aircraft on display.
Teaching someone to fly is always a challenge. Now imagine that the person you are teaching is disabled.
It happens every day, thanks to Able Flight, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Charles Stites, a pilot who believes that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared, which is why he created an organization to award scholarships to help people with disabilities pursue flight training.
Many years ago, when I was working as a television news reporter, I spent a day in a wheelchair so that I could get an idea of what it was like to be disabled for a story on the American With Disabilities Act. I remember how challenging it was to use a water fountain, get in and out of a car or an elevator, even maneuver in an office. These were all things I did everyday without thinking. I wondered if I would have a similar experience if I flew the Sky Arrow 600 with hand controls.
Richmond, Virginia-based Tecnam North America has launched a discounted deposit program for the Tecnam P2010, a four-seat single expected to have its first test flight early next month.