HAI will present its Salute to Excellence Awards tonight in the categories of safety, maintenance, law enforcement, communications, flight instructor, pilot and Lifetime Achievement.
The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce named West Star Aviation Business of the Year at a January 27 awards banquet held at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. The award recognizes West Star for its contributions to the local community. With more than 300 employees, West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction (GJT) facility ranks among the largest private employers in the Grand Valley.
Hangar 10, the newest FBO at Kansas City’s Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, was named as the recipient of the Keystone Recognition Award by the Clay County Economic Developmental Council for its contribution to the local community in terms of job creation, expansion and capital development. The 55,000-sq-ft facility, which was completed in 2010, earned a top-10 ranking in AIN’s FBO Survey last year.
Fractional provider Flight Options donated 10 hours of fractional jet flight time to Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using the empty seats on corporate jets. This contribution expands the relationship between Corporate Angel Network and Flight Options, which has donated flight time to the organization since 2001. “Corporate Angel Network provides a unique and extremely valuable service to those afflicted with cancer, and we are proud to be able to support this life-giving organization,” said Flight Options chairman Kenn Ricci.
Clay Lacy will be honored by the Aero Club of Southern California with its Howard Hughes Memorial Award on February 8. Famed test and aerobatic pilot Bob Hoover will present the award in recognition of Lacy’s achievements spanning some six decades. An airline captain, experimental test pilot, air race champion, aviation record-setter, aerial cinematographer and entrepreneur, “Lacy has accumulated more hours flying jets than anyone on Earth and is widely credited with revolutionizing the business aviation and aerial photography industries,” the group noted.
Schubach Aviation ended its year-long “One Cent Per Mile” fundraising campaign for orphaned animals by donating $10,160.19 to Helen Woodward Animal Center. Last January, the San Diego-based air charter firm pledged a minimum of $8,000 to the animal center through this campaign. Schubach will be partnering with the animal center for the upcoming Puppy Flush Poker Tournament and Spring Fling.
Nav Canada is changing Canadian ATC procedures to require aircraft to comply with published SID/Star altitude restrictions unless they are cancelled by ATC, starting February 9. According to NBAA, an aircraft that is assigned a SID/Star and then assigned a higher or lower altitude is still expected to comply with any published altitude restrictions on the SID/Star while climbing or descending to the new assigned altitude unless ATC specifically states “all SID/Star altitude restrictions cancelled.”
This morning a Gulfstream V took off from Westchester County Airport, New York, and in so doing marked the 30th anniversary of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the business aviation charity that uses empty seats on business aircraft to fly cancer patients to treatment. On Dec.
During my journalism career, I’ve interviewed everyone from Bruce Springsteen (back when he could walk down the street unrecognized) to a Ku Klux Klan leader (who was arrested on kidnapping and weapons charges soon after we met). But none of my interviews have been more fascinating than the ones I’ve conducted with prominent bizav users at Business Jet Traveler, AIN’s sister publication.
Smyrna Air Center has begun a flight test/data recording program with the new GE H80, 800-shp engine on the King Air 90 series. The engine is the next step up in performance for the Power90 Conversion.