The Wichita Aero Club announced Tuesday that Chairman Robert
Stangarone will hand over the reins of the club to Patrick Tuttle
in January, 2012. Tuttle previously served as club treasurer.
Tuttle is chief executive officer of ADR, Inc. Stangarone serves as
vice president of Corporate Communications for Cessna Aircraft
Organization Raised Profile, Got More Media Opportunities
The new "Heli-Center" at EAA AirVenture
2011 is being hailed by Helicopter Association International
(HAI) as a success for attracting increased visibility for the
organization, and for the helicopter industry in general.
Without A Special Session, Agency Will Remain Partially Closed
Until After Labor Day
The U.S. House of Representatives went into recess Aug. 1
without waiting for the Senate to reach a conclusion on authorizing
funds for the FAA, which has been partially shut down since July
22. This means that for the nearly 4,000 employees who have been
furloughed without pay, the earliest they could return to work
would be the first part of September.
Controllers Allowed Back Into Cockpits As Part Of Voluntary
The FAA announced that, effective Monday, air traffic
controllers will once again be able to ride in aircraft cockpits
with commercial pilots as part of a voluntary education program.
The Flight Deck Training program is designed to improve safety by
giving air traffic controllers a greater understanding of the
pilots’ experience and workload in the cockpit.