FlightMax to offer continuous NEXRAD, METAR, AIRMET, SIGMET,
TFR, and lightning updates
The wait for dependable Avidyne weather info is coming to an
end! Avidyne has announced the selection of XM WX Satellite Weather
to provide broadcast datalink weather for their FlightMax EX500
multifunction displays and FlightMax Entegra integrated flight deck
systems. This makes Avidyne the first company to offer multiple,
complimentary satellite datalink capabilities.
University President Proposes Accelerated Training Program
It's no secret that a critical shortage of air traffic
controllers is close at hand. What has been a secret is whether
anyone has a real-time solution.
Enter Embry-Riddle President George Ebbs, who tells the Orlando
Business Journal he might just have the key to solving this issue:
an accelerated controller training program.
AOPA President Phil Boyer spread the good news about the
improving health of general aviation at a series of Pilot Town
Meetings this week in Texas and Ohio. More than 800 pilots attended
the meetings in Houston, Dallas, and Columbus. He also addressed
issues of specific concern to pilots in those areas and described
AOPA's fight to preserve general aviation airports. And a highlight
of the Houston meeting was Mark Zeller, winner of AOPA's Centennial
of Flight Sweepstakes Waco, describing his open-cockpit
cross-country flight to deliver the aircraft to its new owner in
It was a homecoming of sorts at Hook Field in Middletown (OH),
as hundreds of people from around the country showed up for the
12th Annual National Aeronca Association convention. Hook Field was
headquarters for Aeronca, where the company built its venerable
aircraft until 1951. The company is now owned by Magellan
Aerospace, which makes aircraft parts.
When Paul Wood turned 50 in February, he wanted to mark the
milestone by doing something fun, interesting, and challenging that
would also benefit those less fortunate. On July 1, he'll get his
chance as he embarks on a flight around the United States to raise
$250,000 for the Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois
(CHASI). It's called the Around the Country For Kids flight.