Quicksilver Aeronautics reached an important milestone with the receipt of an airworthiness certificate for its first-ever Special Light-Sport Aircraft. This final approval now enables the Southern California producer to begin offering ready to fly models of its iconic aircraft.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is applauding U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) for introducing the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2,” which would further protect and promote general aviation activities in the U.S.
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The schedule is now set for the historic first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, with performances set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. These performances are part of the daily afternoon air shows at Oshkosh on each of those days.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has awarded EAA’s Young Eagles program with the 2014 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award, an honor given to groups or organizations that are “exemplary in improving and advancing aviation.”
NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Lt. Col. Jayson Altieri of Civil Air Patrol’s North Carolina Wing, an active-duty U.S. Army colonel and commander of the 110th Aviation Brigade at Fort Rucker, Alabama, has been selected as the new vice chairman of the CAP Board of Governors.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Col. Larry Myrick of San Luis Obispo, California, has been confirmed as Civil Air Patrol’s next national vice commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP’s next chief executive officer and national commander, selected Myrick.
Fort Lupton, CO - In a private ceremony held at Reck Aviation, Inc. Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB14-1216 into law. The legislation will require specific markings to increase visibility of towers, and will help to create a safer working environment for all low altitude flight operations.