The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its
geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region
(CONR), will conduct a three-day exercise -- Falcon Virgo 11-04 --
beginning about midnight Tuesday in the National Capital Region,
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with CFI Doug Stewart, Chairman of the Society of Aviation and
Airlines, Ticket Agents Informed Of Disclosure Rules
The U.S. DOT Aviation Enforcement Office has provided guidance
to airlines and ticket agents about the requirement for notifying
passengers if a flight they are selling is being operated under a
Substantive Recommendations Offered In 12-Page Document
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has
submitted a comprehensive response to the NPRM, Air Ambulance and
Commercial Helicopter Operations… (Docket No. FAA-2010-0982;
Notice No. 10-13).
Becomes First To Finish The Course In American Eurocopter's
AS350 Flight And Mission Simulator
Pilots from the Utah Highway Patrol Aero Bureau have completed
the inaugural training course conducted in American Eurocopter's
new AS350 Flight and Mission Simulator. The Aero Bureau is the
first to utilize the new simulator in support of their training
Air medical transportation company Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air
Ambulance has promoted Rastislav "Rusty" Valko to Chief Operations
Officer. In the COO position, Valko will oversee company-wide
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) said in a news release Monday
that Western National Bank will return as the exclusive Presenting
Sponsor for the next five years of AIRSHO! The Best Warbird Show in
America returns to the skies Oct. 8-9.
Company Veteran And Chief Pilot Taking The Reins Of The
A longtime Wyle veteran has been named president of the
company's Lexington Park, Maryland-based Aerospace Group. Peter
Green replaces Brent Bennitt, who has been promoted to the position
of executive vice president in the company's corporate offices.
Company Now Brands, Supplies Aviation Fuel And Services To Jet
Fixed-base operator Jet Air has branded with Avfuel Corporation.
Under the agreement, Avfuel will act as Jet Air aviation fuel and
services provider, and also supplement the FBO with marketing
services. Jet Air now offers AVTRIP rewards points on qualifying
fuel purchases, as well as Avfuel Contract Fuel.
One of the few bright lights of 2009-2010 was the rise of SAFE... an uncommon new aviation association that seems to be on the road to DOING THINGS rather than just bragging about how good they are. Born of the political strife that resulted during the NAFI/EAA melt-down, we have come to find that th leading personalities in SAFE are some of the most dedicated flyers and aero-education professionals we've ever met. Doug Stewart is (very much) one of those folks.
Looking At Rebuilding The Art and Craft Of Flight
One of the few bright lights of 2009-2010 was the rise of
SAFE... an uncommon new aviation association that seems to be on
the road to DOING THINGS rather than just bragging about how good
they are. Born of the political strife that resulted during the
NAFI/EAA melt-down, we have come to find that the leading
personalities in SAFE are some of the most dedicated flyers and
aero-education professionals we've ever met. Doug Stewart is (very
much) one of those folks.
Aero-Heartbreakers: Agency Blocking Instruction for LSA and
In speaking appearances during his first full year at the helm,
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt tried in 2010 to sell the idea that
the agency is, for its size and mission, responsive, efficient, and
as light on the controls as its safety mandate allows. In rooms
filled mostly with operators of aircraft with standard
airworthiness certificates, that line sold pretty well. But for
pilots of experimental aircraft, especially the small ones which
are general aviation's entry level, Babbitt's comments were very
Aero-Hero: Mason Holland and The Resurrection of The
There IS Life After Bankruptcy! When Vern Raburn's magnificent
little dream jet project folded under the weight of some truly
miserable behavior by pseudo-savior ETIRC Aviation Chairman Roel
Pieper (whose tenure with the program may go down as one of the
most botched efforts in BizAv history), most thought that was the
least they'd seen of the little pocket-rocket.
Giffords Strongly Supportive Of The Aerospace Industry
The shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in
Tuscon over the weekend has sent a shockwave through much of the
aerospace industry. Giffords was severely injured, and several
others, including a federal judge, were killed.
Bloggers Release Photos Prior To U.S. Official Visit
Photos and videos of China's J-20 stealth fighter, which the
Chinese government says will be a direct rival to the U.S. F-22
Raptor, have been "leaked" from that country just prior to an
official visit by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
"Rep. Gabrielle Giffords serves her constituents and her
country with passion and with genuine enthusiasm. Our prayers are
with her family and her staff as they get through this difficult
situation." Source: AIA President and CEO
Marion C. Blakey.