Prepares For 'A Year Of Challenges, Opportunities'
Craig L. Fuller has taken the controls as president of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association - only the fourth president
in the Association's nearly 70-year history. Fuller became
president on January 1, 2009, following an orderly three-month
transition leading up to outgoing president Phil Boyer's retirement
on December 31, 2008.
The LSA Market Shows Signs of Life... and Growth at the US Sport
Aviation Expo (Part 1)!
One More E-I-C Note: We're immensely proud
of the work that Aero-TV has done in the past year with the better
part of 300 HIGH-Quality features shot and produced... and thought
that, withthe 2009 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo barely three
weeks away, that you might enjoya chance to see what all the fuss
was about last year. . -- Jim Campbell, ANN
Embraer has made their first delivery of a Phenom 100 jet, on
Christmas Eve, in São José dos Campos. The aircraft,
which landed on New year's Eve in the U.S. after successfully
completing its ferry flight, was recently certified by
Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and by the
Aero-News pays tribute to the following aviators -- in body and
in spirit -- who slipped the surly bonds of Earth in 2008... and
extends our sincere sympathies to their families, and to any of our
readers who also lost a loved one last year...
From established products that continue to impress, to new and
exciting developments across the range of general aviation... here,
to our eyes, is the VERY BEST from our list of the 10 most worthy
'gadgets' and programs of 2008. Let's start 2009 off with a bang
with the announcement that Garmin's GPSMAP 696 RAN AWAY from the
competition and has earned its selection at the top of ANN's
Aero-Products Of The Year List for 2008.
Shame on those issues, folks, or groups that made our lot so
much tougher in 2008... but our top selection... and all those who
populate both Houses of Congress have a reason to be ashamed of
themselves (aeronautically-speaking) in 2008.
The Association is a national not-for-profit aerospace and
community service organization composed of aviation-minded citizens
established to remind Canadians of their country's rich
aeronautical tradition and history, to support Canada's Air Force
and to support and encourage the civil aviation component within
In just a few minutes, as I write this, the responsibility for
running the world's largest pilots organization passes from Phil
Boyer to Craig Fuller. And while we feel the selection of Fuller to
be an inspired one, full of promise, and one that seems especially
suited for the years ahead, we have to admit that we're going to
miss working with Boyer. He was more than good at his job, he has
been a ball to work with.
So… Phil Boyer retires, and while we hope this means
everything that he personally wants it to mean for him and his
family, we doubt he'll be a stranger. Knowing of his deep love
for aviation, and his commitment to the world of GA, I have no
doubt we'll be hearing from him again and again… which can
only benefit us all.