Keep up with the latest happenings in aviation!
A 40-year-old aviation tradition made a stop in Waco Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of planes touched down Tuesday at the Texas State Technical College Airport, which was the third stop in The Air Race Classic.
Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard took off from New York City this morning inside Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, for his historic four-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
Aviation High School is based in Long Island but it has a smaller campus within New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport, where students study in classrooms attached to the airport and out among the planes, working alongside a technician or engineer doing paid internships with major airlines.
JSfirm.com, an aviation only job website, released their Hiring Trends Survey for 2016...."It's no surprise to us that aviation professionals are in high demand. Regarding number of job postings, JSfirm.com experienced our best January ever."
Three Expedition 46 crew members are finishing packing the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft for the ride home today, ending their record-setting mission. Three other space station residents will stay behind until June and wave farewell to their crewmates when they undock tonight.
NASA is moving ahead with its new X-planes program by awarding its first contract to design a prototype "low-boom" supersonic passenger jet. At a ceremony today at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that a team led by Lockheed Martin will develop the preliminary designs for a demonstration aircraft.
LeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has formed partnerships with two companies that officials say will benefit students and fast-track their pilot careers. LETU has been selected by Cessna Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, as a Top Hawk Partner University.
Attend a free drone seminar hosted by the McKinney Public Library System at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St. Eric Pratt, McKinney National Airport operations manager, will discuss the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines for commercial and recreational drones, including the new registration requirements that go into effect Feb. 19.
In a hangar classroom at McKinney National Airport, students from McKinney’s three high schools are learning to fly — as they assemble an airplane piece by piece.
Based on recent hiring trends, the future for professional pilots is looking up. An aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, outlines how professional pilots can make their next move while students learn how to start an aviation career of their own.