Project to increase flight safety, lower costs in type-certificated aircraft
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 5, 2016) — Media representatives at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, Florida, are invited and encouraged to attend a major announcement by EAA, Dynon Avionics, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday, April 6, at 10:15 a.m. at the EAA Tent (corner of Laird Boulevard and Sun ’n Fun Drive). This just-finalized announcement represents major progress for flight safety AND reducing the cost of avionics upgrades for popular type-certificated aircraft.
Last week, the FAA put forth new rules in order to receive a student pilot license. While the student still must visit an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for their medical, they must visit a Flight Services District Office (FSDO), Part 141 flight school or a flight instructor to apply. The application will then be vetted by the TSA through their anti-terrorism program. After a few weeks, the student will receive a plastic student pilot certificate in the mail. Unlike previous student pilot certificates, the new format has no expiration date. There is no cost for this certificate.
Lakeland, FL - Taylor Avery, a senior at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) in Lakeland, FL is about to be rewarded for hard work and high standards in his academic career. His work ethic combined with determination and quality in his decision making and respect for others has earned him an experience every student pilot dreams of – an orientation flight in WWII’s most well-known and prolific fighter, a P-51 Mustang.
Renowned Back-Country Pilot to Speak at Sun ‘n Fun
March 2016: For fifteen years, air adventurer Ramona Cox has been flying to remote airstrips all over the Great West, and she typically finds herself “alone in the wilderness.”
Although “air camping” generally consist of three-day weekend getaways, Ramona “SkyChick” Cox’s expertise was perfected through spending months at a time, flying her Cessna TU-206 to scenic and remote locations, from the lush Pacific Northwest to the rugged Idaho mountains, to the peaceful deserts of Utah. Cox’s motto is “Camping in the sky is the ultimate high!”
Lakeland, FL –Sun 'n Fun, one of the largest airshows in the country, brings together a distinctive group of passionate aviators which includes unique pilots such as Ramona Cox, also known as SkyChick, one of the most respected female back-country adventure pilots and lecturers at Sun 'n Fun. SkyChick is well recognized for her solo air-camping explorations into remote wilderness areas for months at a time. Recently, SkyChick partnered with Honda Power Equipment and was surprised to find out just how much they quietly support the aviation community. “Few know that it was Honda that helped provide emergency power after the 2011 Tornado hit the field. They supplied generators for various uses including getting Sun 'n FUN radio station back up and running within eight minutes of power loss.”
March 29, 2016 - More than 100 scholarships were distributed to WAI members during the recent 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 10-12, 2016. These scholarships were given to WAI members at every stage of life, from university students to mature members seeking a mid-life career change to aviation. A total of $661,234 in scholarships were awarded, bringing the total scholarships awarded to more than $10,100,000 since the inception of the scholarship program in 1995.
March 28, 2016 - Women in Aviation International’s Connect Lunch at SUN ‘n FUN 2016 will include a panel discussion, moderated by WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian, of aviation notables and role models. The lunch, in partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2016, and will begin at noon in the Buehler Aerospace Skills Center.