The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has
scheduled a short meeting to give a progress report on its Pilot
Training Reform initiative. The meeting will convene at 4:50 pm on
Friday, July 29th at the FAA Aviation Center.
Light Sport, Experimental Aircraft Pilots Get Access To NavData
And Obstacle Information
Jeppesen and MGL Avionics, which makes instruments for the light
sport and experimental aircraft markets, have entered into an
agreement to provide Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services for MGL
Capture Is Of A Gas Giant Planet Larger Than Jupiter
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope crossed another milestone in its
space odyssey of exploration and discovery. On Monday, July 4, the
Earth-orbiting observatory logged its one millionth science
observation during a search for water in an exoplanet's atmosphere
1,000 light-years away.
Free Tours, Static Displays, Discounted Discovery Flights, And
Grilled Hot Dogs All Available Saturday, July 16
Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field in central Indiana
is gearing up for its annual open house. Featuring a variety of
entertaining activities, the free event is popular among aviation
enthusiasts and families alike.
Why Simulator Authenticity Matters -- Fain Simulation Systems Duplicates the Real Feel of the F-16
The annual conference commonly known as "IITSEC" has been through a few official name changes since its debut in 1966, when it started as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference. The event brings together simulation developers with a host of military and, increasingly, civilian stakeholders to demonstrate and discuss the state of the art is simulators for training.
Another Bright Shining Light of Sport Aviation Has Passed
ANN has learned that Marion Cole passed away Friday from our
good friend, Aerobatic pilot Greg Koontz. One of the most famous
(though Marion might have termed that as 'infamous') of the early
generation of aerobatic pilots and airshow performers, Marion Cole
was 86 and had an undeniable impact on the entire sport aviation
Why Simulator Authenticity Matters -- Fain Simulation Systems
Duplicates the Real Feel of the F-16
The annual conference commonly known as "ITSEC" has been through
a few official name changes since its debut in 1966, when it
started as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference.
The event brings together simulation developers with a host of
military and, increasingly, civilian stakeholders to demonstrate
and discuss the state of the art is simulators for training.
It's been One Year Since Plane-Stealing Jerk/Felon Finally Got
Today is the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Colton Harris
Moore, who became known as "The Barefoot Bandit" for his alleged
theft of planes, boats and cars, and at least 100 suspected
burglaries over two years. The troubled teen from Camano Island,
Washington reportedly endured an abusive father who deserted the
family after attempting to choke the boy, the death of a
stepfather, and repeated incarcerations for minor offenses.
Mid-Continent Instruments officially broke ground Thursday on a
new 6,200-square-foot addition to the company’s Wichita,
Kansas headquarters. More than 150 employees and guests looked on
as Mid-Continent Instruments President and CEO, Todd Winter, and
dignitaries completed the ceremony.
Scimitar Top Prop Improves Performance, Reduces Noise Company
The FAA has granted an STC for a 3-bladed propeller conversion
kit for the Cessna 182 through 182R series and the Reims,
France-built F182Q & R (1956 – 1986) to Hartzell
Propeller, the company said Thursday.
Electric Flight Visionaries, Technical Applications Highlight
As part of its commitment to advancing electric flight and
aviation innovation, GE Aviation will sponsor the World Symposium
on Electric Aircraft for the second consecutive year at EAA
AirVenture 2011, which will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional
Airport in Oshkosh.
Aero-Linx: 2011 Oshkosh
For one week each year, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has the highest
concentration of aircraft in the world. Careful reading and
adherence to the procedures in this NOTAM are essential to
maintaining the safety record of this event. Flight planning should
include thorough familiarity with NOTAM procedures, as well as
of primary and alternate airports. Carry a copy of this NOTAM for
"What I would like to see is business CEOs and owners
get together with an open letter sent to the major news outlets
describing the importance of aircraft in their ability to conduct
business. It should come from small to medium businesses that use
aircraft. Not the top mega-corporations, but those companies flying
aircraft representing the other 85% of business aviation. I'm
talking of companies with annual sales in the tens of millions or
hundreds of millions, not large, global firms with billions in
sales. I think a response from those companies would be far more
Source: By David Wyndham, VP, Conklin & de
Decker, in a Guest editorial followup to recent negative coverage