USA Today Misrepresents GA Accidents, Misleads Public
June 18, 2014 – Wednesday’s USA Today report that describes “a massive and growing death toll” from general aviation accidents is an incomplete and misleading piece of reporting that misrepresents actual GA safety trends and the community’s own recommendations to further improve that safety record. Thomas Frank’s article uses sweeping generalizations, cherry-picked statistics, unbalanced comparisons, […]
John Travolta to Host the 11th Annual Living Legends of Aviation® Award Beverly Hills, Calif., January 9, 2014 – The 11th Annual “Living Legends of Aviation”® Awards, presented by Bell Helicopter and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, announce more honorees today. The awards will be held January 17, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton. With more Legends […]
Aitkin Flyin...Planes, Pancakes, Brats and Automobiles!
A For those of you who are looking for an upbeat, thriving airport you need look no further than the Aitkin Airport (KAIT). The folks at Aitkin put on a wonderful pancake breakfast followed by delicious brats. The event was truly a celebration of aviation and automobiles, with a big turnout of people who enjoy […]
If a VFR pilot’s worst nightmare is to blunder into solid clouds, armed only with basic instrument flying skills, a similarly scary scenario awaits the instrument pilot who bets on sneaking through a stormy sector, and loses. Some pilots, flying aircraft fortified with information technology and systems, have become emboldened to push into conditions they […]