Tag: Pilot

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger to be presented with the 2019 Spreading Wings Award

Colorado non-profit Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) is pleased to announce Captain "Sully" Sullenberger as the recipient of their 2019 Spreading Wings Award on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 PM.  After logging more than 20,000 hours of flight time Sullenberger became internationally renowne...

Air charter operator found guilty of cocaine distribution

Khamraj Lall of Ringwood, New Jersey, was found guilty sentenced today to 156 months in prison by a federal jury in Trenton of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering, among other crimes. Lall owned a now-defunct private jet charter business called Exec Jet Club based in Gainesville, ...

UPDATE: Body discovered at located aircraft wreckage

The UK government’s Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) has agreed a search strategy with Blue Water Recoveries, after identifying a priority search area last week, maximising the chances of locating the aircraft wreckage. The AAIB commissioned specialist vessel Geo Ocean III while Blue Wat...

Update: Pilot named as search continues for missing Piper Malibu plane

The search continues for the missing Piper Malibu plane that disappeared in the English Channel, with Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala on board. A British pilot was the only other person with Mr Sala on the aircraft. He has now been named as Dave Ibbotson, a 60-year-old father of three. H...

OK3 AIR is offering rewards to Sundance traffic

OK3 AIR (KHCR), an FAA part 145 maintenance and pilatus service center with full avionics shop, is preparing to greet traffic from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. To show their appreciation for flying in, OK3 AIR plans to award AVTRIP Members five points for every gallon from January 22 until Febr...

GA plane overshoots destination due to sleeping pilot

A general aviation aircraft - a Piper PA-31 - missed its intended destination in Australia by nearly 30 miles recently as the pilot 'fell asleep' in the plane's cockpit. As reported by the BBC, the freight flight, operated by Vortex Air, was piloted by one individual and was intended to fly a cou...

NBAA: Pilot fitness ‘more than physical’

The NBAA has posted a statement on its site regarding psychical and mental fitness and its importance in properly undertaking duties as pilot and crew. Fitness for duty is an important consideration for all individuals serving in a safety-sensitive role in business aviation. This includes ensurin...

Fargo Jet Center promotes new chief pilot

Bob Rasmussen has been promoted to Chief Pilot of Fargo Jet Center (FJC) Charter Operations. Rasmussen has been part of the FJC charter department for seven years and has more than 13 years of experience in the aviation industry. “Bob’s diverse aviation background and knowledge in charter fligh...

SIMCON now offering Cessna Citation Mustang training

Aviaton training company SIMCON has announced it will add the training capability through its portfolio of simulators for the Cessna Citation Mustang. The simulator, a FAA level-C full-motion simulator will be available at its training centre located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The simulator will aim t...

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