Latest ATC spinoff proposal meets heavy opposition from GA advocates

Six general aviation advocacy associations have issued a joint statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government reorganization a failed proposal to privatize the FAA’s air traffic control services. “There is a large and diverse chorus of opposition to the idea of privatizing our air traffic control system, including congressional leaders from […]

National Air & Space Museum gets $1 million donation

The National Air and Space Museum recently received a $1 million gift from AAR Corp., its chairman and CEO David P. Storch, and the family of its founder Ira J. Eichner. The gift supports the construction of the new design hangar in the transformed “How Things Fly” exhibition at the flagship building in Washington, D.C., […]

Nobody’s flying the plane

During one of my airline simulator training sessions, the instructor put us about 10 miles from an initial approach fix, then she asked us to turn around so she could show us something. So focused were we on her, the first officer and I forgot to pay attention to the thrust levers. While she was […]

Royal Mail releases RAF commemorative stamps

England’s Royal Mail has issued a collection of stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The iconic aircraft depicted span the Force’s 100-year history and feature original artwork by renowned aviation artist Michael Turner. Featured on the stamps are the First World War era Sopwith Camel F1, the Hurricane Mk 1 […]

U.S. Chamber to host 17th annual Aviation Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will convene top leaders in business, aviation, and government for the 17th annual Aviation Summit March 1, 2018. This year’s event, “Further in Flight,” will highlight a wide swath of topics critical to the aviation and aerospace industries, according to chamber officials. Participants will discuss challenges and opportunities facing […]

New CEO for Reno Air Races a familiar face

Fred Telling, chairman of the board of directors of the Reno Air Racing Association, has also been named CEO of the organization, effective immediately. Tony Logoteta, Chief Operating Officer of RARA, will continue in his role of overseeing the day-to-day operations. Telling’s experience with RARA is extensive, having been a participant in the National Championship […]

Texas Aviation Hall of Fame names Class of 2018

HOUSTON, Texas — Officials at the Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) have revealed the names of the five new inductees into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to honor and recognize Texans and Texas companies or organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions to the […]