Posts made in January, 2011

EAA News – Living Legends Honors Outstanding Individuals

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via eaa.org January 27, 2011 — EAA Chairman of the Board Tom Poberezny and his wife Sharon were in California last weekend to participate in the 8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards. There are 70 “Living Legends of Aviation,” who have been recognized for their outstanding achievements to aviation. Many, including Paul Poberezny, Burt and Dick Rutan, Kermit Weeks, Greg Herrick, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Shelby, and Ed Swearingen, have strong ties to EAA. The event is produced by Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a nonprofit organization that introduces children ages 5 through...

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Petri Named Chairman of Aviations Subcommittee

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via eaa.org January 21, 2011 —Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) has been named chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation for the new Congress by Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Mica also named Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) vice chairman. Previous chairman Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) is the ranking member from the Democratic Party. “I am looking forward to a busy two years ahead in the Subcommittee,” Petri said. “Our top priority is to get the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization passed and signed into law....

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Sim Tournament at Tailwind – ATW to Feature Worlds Toughest Landings

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

See and download the full gallery on posterous Have you ever wondered if you could land an airplane at one of the most dangerous airports in the world? Well now you have the chance to find out. Tailwind Flight Center would like to invite you to participate in our 2011 Redbird Flight Simulator Tournament. Each participant will have the opportunity to land at the following 5 airports  1. Juancho E. Irausquin Airport (TNCS) is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba at only 1300 feet long it makes for a tight fit.2. Gustaf III Airport (TFFJ) The arrival descent is extremely...

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Travel Is Going Social, Will Business Aviation Follow?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via blogs.forbes.com Many of us who work in business aviation wonder if people would be willing to share their travel plans, share a flight together, let others know what they are up to, so they can meet up on trips, share rides from the airport to the hotel and so forth. In other words, will business aviation travel go social? How are you using Social Media in aviation? How are you reaching out the the rest of the aviation community and meeting them in the “space” they are hanging out? Can you market your school or business effectively using Social Media? Tailwind...

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Top Air Show Performers Make Early Confirmations for AirVenture 2011

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via airventure.org The first list of confirmed air show performers is out for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport. Among the highlights for the daily afternoon air show lineup is a dual act featuring Chuck Aaron’s Red Bull aerobatic helicopter and Kirby Chambliss’ Edge; the AeroShell Aerobatic Team; Matt Younkin and his Twin Beech; and the Warbird Spectaculars. Also scheduled are the Airshow Aces featuring Gene Soucy along with Kent and Warren Pietsch performing an old style barnstorming act, and Team Chaos, a modification of the wildly popular...

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