October 29, 2015: Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association is happy and proud to announce that its first FMA Solo Scholarship Award recipient, Drew Medina of Vero Beach, Florida, a senior in the Vero Beach High School Jazz, Symphonic, and Marching Bands under the direction of James M. Sammons, has achieved his goal of successfully completing his first solo flight.
Frederick, MD, October 30, 2015 – Families are invited to join Santa Claus and children’s book sensation Turbo the Flying Dog at Paws and Planes: Holiday at the Airport. The event is being held at the AOPA National Aviation Community Center at the Frederick Municipal Airport on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm and will feature photos with Santa and Turbo, educational activities, story times, and a book signing. Santa will arrive by plane at 1:15pm to start the festivities.
You can see from the header above that a few things have been improved. Our new logo is shown, which mimics not only the headlight design for the Switchblade, but for many of our future vehicles as well. The lighting design is nearing completion, and the image shown above, center, features the headlight portion of the lighting scheme. We will use three lights forward: one central and two side lights. The side lights give an indication of the size of the vehicle to oncoming traffic, and this combination of lights has proven to give the best forward illumination for the vehicle. The new image of the Switchblade will be incorporated into the web site shortly, and you should be able to download the high-res image for your computer desktop if you wish.
Many take advantage of the new Multimillion Dollar Airport Grants in their state. Some customers such as Monticello Municipal Airport and Grider Field in Pine Bluff, are just two of the customers in Arkansas alone that have taken advantage of these State Grants. We learned that customers could pay as little as 10% of the equipment to own their own BatesField GPU. They are ecstatic over getting needed airport equipment for only a fraction on the dollar. Most will use the grants with units having the Dual Input feature.
The idea for the FUEL STOP came to be when two retired F-15C fighter pilots, call signs Cotton and Nemo, took a Civil Air Patrol Cessna out for a training flight. During post flight refueling operations, Nemo (who was used to having a crew chief do these things) was holding the gas nozzle in one hand while using the other hand to measure the available fuel in the tank with a standard plastic straw fuel gauge. Murphy's Law took over and the gauge slipped from Nemo's hand and into the Cessna tank. "Damn it", said Nemo. "What happened?" said Cotton. The rest is history.
October 20, 2015 (Kissimmee, Fla) Kissimmee Gateway Airport and its business, Quantem FBO Group, are pleased to announce the return of Air Combat USA to the City of Kissimmee from December 5th thru the 7th, 2015. Adventure seekers and aspiring fighter pilots will have their chance to engage in realistic air to air combat simulation in a real fighter trainer aircraft with an instructor pilot, many of whom are experienced military aviators.