The work of an AMT does not receive adequate praise. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award should not just be an honor within the aviation industry, but should attract the attention of the general press!Read More
The design of GE’s recently completed $60-$70 million utility plant is intended to look like one of its jet engines. Frank Lloyd Wright would have smiled about the powerplant’s powerplant shape.
More than 50,000 girls and women will attend events on four continents during the 7th annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6- 12. They will meet women who chose a career in the aviation industry, learn about past women of aviation’s contributions, visit various work environments, and try some of the activities, including flying in small aircraft at some locations.
On February 3, 2017 Michael E. Levine passed. Persons of vision, particularly those whose eyesight is prescient, are rare human commodities. Mr. Levine will be missed.
Hawai‘i Island’s Kona International Airport has officially been changed to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, in honor of the Challenger astronaut who grew up in Kealakekua. Now, the 20,000,000 passengers of KOA will be made aware of Ellison Onizuka and that increased visibility might well bring new candidates to STEM programs.
Captain Michel Gordillo was recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) with a world record for being the first pilot to circumnavigate both the North and South Poles in a homebuilt aircraft weighing under 1,750 kilograms (3,858 pounds), and to be the first ever to fly a single-engine aircraft across Antarctica.
An effort is underway to redevelop the former Wright brothers airplane factory in Dayton, Ohio.
Tomorrow will be the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Two flights by “Clippers” are not as well known, but both were amazing acts of courage.
2016 is set to be one of the safest years in aviation history. Our industry should be proud, but what may be the causes and how can we do better?
Thella F. Bowens ran San Diego International Airport for 21 years with a history that defines a successful airport executive. Her mark of excellence merits a place in the Aviation Hall of Fame and a rewarding retirement.