Aviation News

December 18, 2012

Ohio declares December as GA Appreciation Month

Ohio declares December as GA Appreciation Month I often lament about living in Ohio, mostly because of the lousy weather. One thing I can’t complain about is general aviation (GA) in this state, it is alive and well.

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving means something different to everyone. I think for pilots it has a special meaning. As aviators we get to experience something few mortals will ever know; the patchwork of our fragile Earth from above, the beauty of a sunrise from altitude, the playfulness of fair-weather cumulus clouds  –  all from…

November 7, 2012

FAA Safety Briefing: A Free Publication From the FAA

If you don’t already know about the FAA’s free publication that comes out 6 times a year, you owe it to yourself to check it out. FAA Safety Briefing is a very well done full-color glossy periodical that covers a wide variety of topics. The Nov/Dec edition’s theme is on Small Airplane, Big World, so the…

November 3, 2012

FLIGHT: The Movie

UPDATE: 11/03/12 You may have heard, but in case you haven’t, there is a flying movie out November 2nd called ‘FLIGHT’. It stars Denzel Washington, which I’m a huge fan, and it is directed by Robert Zemeckis, who did ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Cast Away’. I saw the movie Saturday night and while it doesn’t involve…

November 1, 2012

Father and Son First Solo

Father and Son First Solo This came across the Twitter feed and I couldn’t resist the urge to put it up on my blog. Father and son Michael and Gregory B. both solo’d a C-172 on the same day in Kissimmee, FL. According to Sun State Aviation’s Facebook page, this occurred on Wednesday, Oct 31st, 2012…

October 30, 2012

Dedicated Facebook Page

We now have a dedicated Facebook page for iflyblog.com Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/iFLYblog This will allow me to provide some additional functionality for folks who like to use social media. Let us know what you think by commenting below or posted on our Facebook page!

October 29, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft to emerge from Bankruptcy as Beechcraft Corp

Hawker Beechcraft to emerge from Bankruptcy as Beechcraft If you own a propellor-driven Beechcraft hopefully this is a spot of good news. The idea of having the tooling that makes our precious parts being shipped halfway around the world in China (if that’s how it would have went down), had to be a foreboding thought….

October 20, 2012

Lynda Meeks: The Sky’s the Limit

  Lynda Meeks: The Sky’s the Limit Editor: If you haven’t read the Huffington Post article about Lynda and some of the things she is doing is is posted below. Great stuff! Congrats Lynda! There should be nothing unusual about Lynda Meeks, Army veteran and licensed pilot, sitting in an airplane. But this time, her…

October 14, 2012

Redbull Stratos: A Success

Felix Baumgartner literally jumped into the history books today with his unconfirmed record breaking free fall from the edge of space. Jumping from approximately 127,000′. He fell for over 4 minutes, hopefully achieving speeds over Mach 1 on his way down – too be confirmed. Felix jumped twice this year leading up to this recording…