Mon, May 25, 2015
Vicious Campaign Against Skydiving Operation By Small, But Vocal, Group Loses Court Case
News/Analysis by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell
Those of us who work and play in the aviation world have seen it all before... a small GA airport falls victim to complaints as more and more homes are built/sold/occupied around it and a number of the homeowners (and not necessarily all that many, percentage-wise) decide that their own sensibilities take precedence over those they would seek to displace, silence, even destroy... despite the fact that the airport was (in most cases) there long before they arrived. These are the same people who ignore the noise made by their lawnmowers, motorcycles, music systems, and other audible properties but become positively unglued when an airplane drones by for a few seconds while in the process of taking off or landing... with durations far less lengthy than other audible attractions.
That being said, an amazing court action came to a close this past week...
Sun, May 24, 2015
Ohio, Wisconsin Students Receive $2,000 Scholarships
GAMA has announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education.
Sun, May 24, 2015
Airport Recognized For Strengthening Capabilities To Accommodate Large BizJets Without State Or Federal Funding
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Aeronautics has chosen DuPage Airport as the 2015 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year. The award, which is presented to an airport serving general and corporate aviation needs in a large metropolitan area like Chicago, comes on the heels of the successful completion of DuPage’s $11.4 million project to widen and rehabilitate its primary runway – the second longest runway in Chicagoland.
Fri, May 22, 2015
Sixteen Instructors Recognized With The Prestigious Designation
Sixteen flight instructors with FlightSafety International recently received the prestigious gold seal instructor certificate from the FAA.