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November 24, 2017
A new whitepaper from Farnborough-based aviation recruitment specialists AeroProfessional claims 40% of companies in the industry are struggling to hire staff with the desired technical know-how, emphasising the need for a recruitment strategy geared towards the digital age.
More than $135,000 in financial aid opportunities for flight training, college aviation studies, and EAA residence camps are now open for applications through the Experimental Aircraft Association’s scholarship programs. Many of the scholarships, especially those for college studies, have a deadline of January 31, 2018.
General aviation pilots, business owners, and celebrities pitched in to step up relief efforts for Hurricane Maria-stricken victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after federal efforts initially fell flat. Operation Airdrop, the volunteer GA effort spearheaded by Texans John Clay Wolfe and Doug Jackson, secured a Douglas DC-8 four-engine commercial jet to transport critical supplies to the devastated island.
Little did I know, but this course is what helped me decide on what career I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life.
A high-flying summer internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) sounds like a dream come true, and it was for Lilly Johnson, a senior aviation administration major at Baylor University.
Once the skies cleared after Hurricane Harvey moved off, the work of cleaning up was hampered by flooding across various counties. This didn't slow down the tight-knit aviation community here. As donors began to send semitrailers of water and supplies into the area, the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport became the natural staging point for relief operations.
Aviation took center stage as a total solar eclipse swept over the United States Aug. 21, plunging parts of 14 states into daytime darkness for the first time in 99 years. Pilots offered firsthand reports of the once-in-a-lifetime event from more than 240 general aviation airfields within the 70-mile band of totality.
...On what makes a functional airport: They're really more machines than buildings. They have so many different systems and a lot of things passengers don't see. Jonathan Massey, head of aviation practices for Corgan, talks about the challenges of building an airport for today's demands.
If you want a helicopter to be faster and more efficient in forward flight, why not just give it some wings for added aerodynamic lift, and a set of propellers (aka lateral rotors) for forward thrust?
The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a sort of a flying car except it’s not a car at all – it’s much more like a flying ATV, which is probably more legitimately all-terrain than most. Linguistics aside, it’s a very cool piece of tech that’s backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it’s already in the ‘working prototype’ phase of development.