General aviation is wearing the target as the FAA looks for revenue, with the agency appearing to be readying a plan to add burdens on recreational aviators with increased costs for a variety of activities. This is occurring even after the Congress enacted legislation that enabled the FAA to fully fund air traffic services.
Congratulations to Frank Knapp, EAA 1111767, of Palmer, Alaska, winner of the Alternate Bush Class (Experimental) in the 2013 STOL competition at the annual Valdez May Day Fly-In and Air Show in Alaska.
What's your price for flight? For some deserving young women between the ages of 16 and 20, it could be nothing, as EAA and the Ninety-Nines continue to accept applications for the Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship, which can cover training costs through the first solo flight.
A special project is occurring at the EAA Chapter 79 hangar on Spokane, Washington's Felts Field. About a dozen chapter members are working to complete panel work on the RV-8 owned by a fellow member, United States Air Force Capt. Tyler Voss, who was tragically killed along with two other airmen when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed on May 3 in Kyrgyzstan.
Cormac Siegfried, son of EAA Director Emeritus Rand Siegfried, successfully completed his first solo flight in a powered aircraft on May 5 in his grandfather Robert 'Old Bob' Siegfried's Boeing Stearman PT 17, the iconic World War II trainer.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released figures for the industry's airplane first quarter shipment and billings, showing a positive increase in all sectors.
The Department of Transportation announced today that the 149 contracted air traffic control towers previously slated for closure under sequestration will remain operational through September 30, 2013 - the end of fiscal year.
EAA applauds the bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers that would establish a date for FAA implementation of its Part 23 Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations that would increase safety and cut aircraft certification costs.
Over the next couple of months, two young EAA members hope to break the world record for the youngest person ever to make a solo flight around the world, and promote youth involvement in aviation in the process.
The 16th Virginia Regional Festival of Flight did its level best last weekend to conduct the 2013 fly-in event despite unfavorable weather along the East Coast.
Young Eagles pilot Keith Painton, EAA 789930, of Richlandtown, Pennsylvania, is the lucky first quarter winner of a Zulu headset from Lightspeed Aviation.
This week Sonex Aircraft LLC announced T-Flight, a new transition training program that will offer aircraft-specific familiarization training to Sonex builders and those who purchase used Sonex aircraft. The program is a first in the aircraft kit building industry.
Terrafugia, whose Transition roadable airplane is still in development, announced plans for a four-place, VTOL, plug-in hybrid-electric flying car concept called the TF-X.
This week EAA launched the first Chapter Video Magazine, a new monthly video series created specifically for viewing at local chapter meetings.
AERO Friedrichshafen 2013 is over, and for the first time in a long time I was sad that it lasted only four days. Why? Because I wasn't able to see it all.
SpaceShipTwo completed its first successful powered flight this morning above the Mojave Air and Space Port, Virgin Galactic reported Monday.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill earlier approved by the Senate that would fund air traffic operations throughout the country for the rest of the FAA's fiscal year and end the furloughs that had delayed significant numbers of flights over the past week.
National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman today specifically recognized EAA for its efforts to improve aviation safety and exceeding recommendations in regards to amateur-built aircraft safety.
EAA Chapter 242 of Columbia, South Carolina, marked its 10,000th Young Eagle flown on April 13 at Jim Hamilton L.B. Owens Airport (CUB). The lucky Young Eagle, Luke Williams, flew with chapter member Tom Roberts, EAA 697606, in his homebuilt RV-7A.
Thousands of young people will take to the sky in GA aircraft on Saturday, June 8, as EAA volunteers continue a 20-year aviation tradition - International Young Eagles Day.