GA Pilots "Give Back" To Others During Holiday Season
ANN Reader Bob Rose tipped us off to a bit of holiday cheer that
took place over the holidays... namely Angel Flight West's 2007
"Santa Flight." As they tell it, on Saturday morning, December 22nd
the Nevada Wing of Angel Flight West launched a very special event
from the North Las Vegas Airport....
From the Hero's List# 4: GAMA's Pete Bunce/Alan Klapmeier
GA faces enormous challenges in the years ahead... and 2008 may
turn out to be a pivotal one, indeed. But, GA in 2008 is going to
have something great going for it, the team of GAMA Boss Pete Bunce
and incoming 2008 GAMA Chairman, Alan Klapmeier.
When flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), you are
level at 6,000 feet MSL. The minimum enroute altitude is below you
at 3,000 feet. After being level in cruise for 30 minutes, you
notice that the temperature aloft is lower than forecasted and is
below freezing. Shortly afterwards, you begin noticing ice
accumulating on your aircraft.
What should you do?
2007 was a pivotal year for the owners and fans of Columbia
(once known as Lancair) Aircraft, abnd an almost tragic on, at
that. Poor management and financial mistakes by Columbia
Aircraft's Malaysian owners turned a potentially prosperous
company into the disaster of the year.
The e-publishing group Board of Directors have announced the
award of the Seventh Annual COMM1 Aviation Scholarship to a worthy
aviator recipient. Rebekah Bennett, 21 of Vista, CA will receive a
$1,000 scholarship award to help defray tuition and flight training
expenses and assist in her continued pursuit of a career in
From the Hero's List #6: Peter Diamandis/Professor Stephen
OK, I'll admit that this selection is one of my personal
favorites... About the greatest thing I could ever wish for someone
I like is for them to get to know (and better yet) befriend a
guy like Peter Diamandis. Not only a visionary and a thinker of the
highest order, this is a guy whose friendship is something I value
beyond measure. Even better, when you hang with Peter, cool things
tend to happen... the man has been a world-changer in a number of
ways -- though I feel that the greatest of his many contributions
to the world are still in our future.