While much of the aviation industry was licking its wounds in
2010... there were some bright spots and changes that should make
2011 a brighter year for GA. In particular, 2010 marked a year of
transition for Robinson Helicopter Company.
Is It Time To Overhaul (Or Even Eliminate) FAA Certification of
By John Ylinen, Private Pilot
If you are reading this column in Aero-News; then you are
probably an aviation enthusiast -- and most likely a pilot. If
you became a pilot since the 1970s; you have been witnessing the
slow death of General Aviation. For the purposes of this editorial;
I will confine my discussion to Private aviation, small plane and
privately owned. Not corporate jets or other such commercial
endeavors. Commonly called/flown under Part 91.
ANN Continues To Raise The Bar With Aero-TV LIVE
The Aero-News Network is getting ready to innovate again, with
the addition of professional live web streaming to the growing
ANN/Aero-TV suite of programming options. The world's first
Real-Time, 24/7 Aviation and Aerospace news and information
service, ANN has selected the ever intensive Aircraft Electronics
Association Annual Convention & Trade Show for the continuation
of this exciting new programming initiative.
Save a few bucks with SAFE? Yeah, that sounds like a plan to
us... In an ongoing effort to expand and improve the benefits
available to its membership, the Society of Aviation and Flight
Educators (SAFE) recently added King Schools and ForeFlight to a
list of more than two dozen providers of discounts on products and
services. Existing benefits providers PilotWorkshops and Sporty's
have expanded their offerings to members as well.
Aviation authors and their devoted readers will be mixing and
mingling during the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation
Conference which will be held on February 24-26, 2011, at the Grand
Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
An Experienced Aviator Reports To ANN About His Re-Registration
When the FAA clobbered the GA community with what appeared to be
an unworkable attempt at playing 'Big Brother' with the recent
enaction at 'Re-Registration' one of our first thoughts was about
where and when we'd hear of the first abuses of this overtly
intrusive process. Thrust upon the GA world in the name of security
and other dreck, the Re-Registration scam and its "modest' fees
appeared then to be nothing more than yet another federal power
grab and yet another way for the FAA to continue its assault on a
doddering and faltering GA business.
Aero-Hero: Cessna and Jack Pelton
Heroes are getting hard to come by... and sometimes they show up
quietly and make themselves known with a series of sensible good
deeds that keep coming and coming and coming... while all those
around them seem to be do little more than run around in circles
bemoaning the falling skies.
February 11th Is The Deadline For Charities To Apply For 2011
Twenty aviation-related charities are the beneficiaries of over
$100,000 in grants awarded by the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation
for 2010. Midnight, February 11th is the deadline for existing or
new aviation charities that may want to apply for grants in the