Five flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of March. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.
Velocity Aircraft is now offering its builders the option of either the 160-horsepower, XP-320 Engine or the 180-horsepower, XP-360 Engine manufactured by Superior Air Parts as the preferred engine on their newest kit aircraft, the twin-engine Velocity V-Twin. “Having ... two of our engine models selected as their standard engine is a huge accomplishment for us," said Glen Golden, Superior's V.P. for Sales and Marketing.
Presented To Those Individuals And Companies That Help Improve GA
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards given annually to individuals, offices, and organizations that have helped improve the general aviation community by demonstrating excellence in their field and the highest level of customer service.
Document Guarantees That Wright Flyer Would Always Be Labeled 'First In Flight'
Amidst the long-simmering controversy about whether the Wright Brothers were actually the first to fly a heavier-than-air powered airplane, the Smithsonian Institution has for the first time publicly released the contract it signed in 1948 with Orville Wright.
Non-Profit 'Disappointed', But 'Understands' Agency Rationale
The FAA has rejected a request by Patient AirLift Services (PALS), a nonprofit volunteer pilot organization, to use a donated aircraft to provide free air transportation for patients requiring medical care or other humanitarian purposes.