At this past Saturday’s EAA Chapter 1044 meeting, member Alan Roberts was awarded the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.
This award is named after the Wright Brothers, the first US pilots, to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as “Master Pilots”.
Interested in that old airfield in your valley, or atop that nearby hill? Check out Paul Freeman’s collection of history, chart images and photos of US airfields that are little-known or no longer exist. The collection includes all 50 states, and at present, lists 2,260 airports. Take a look at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields.
January’s chapter meeting safety presentation was an AOPA Air Safety Institute video entitled “Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing.” Unfortunately, all too often pilots and their passengers survive a forced landing only to succumb to the elements before help can arrive. This video highlights what you need to know to be prepared. You can view the video by clicking here. We have also made the companion brochure “Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing”available on our website under the Documents | Aviation Safety menu.
At the January meeting of the Mogollon Airpark Board of Directors, the Board unanimously approved EAA Chapter 1044’s request to host a Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In at Mogollon Airpark on Saturday, July 14, 2018. This will be the first one held at the airpark since 2014. The Chapter is excited to bring back the annual Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In, a much-anticipated event by both the local community and pilots from all around the state. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!
Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft, particularly amateur-built aircraft, continued their decline during the FAA’s 2017 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, falling to historic lows. Read more in General Aviation News…