Able Flight, which offers scholarships for flight training as a unique challenge for people with disabilities, introduced six new sport pilots to the global flying community Tuesday in a brief ceremony on Phillips 66 Plaza at EAA AirVenture 2013.
NBAA recently awarded five college students a $1,000 NBAA/UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, open to anyone studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions. The 2012 recipients are Steven Santucci (Purdue University); Jonathan Sievert (University of North Dakota); Derek Stewert (Purdue University); Zachary Waller (University of North Dakota); and Maksym Wysocki (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University).
Lafayette Aviation, the lone FBO at Purdue University Airport, has joined the Phillips 66 Aviation-branded dealer network. Located an hour northwest of Indianapolis at one of the busiest airports in the state, Lafayette Aviation provides oxygen service, flight training, hangars and aircraft rental, in addition to a pilot’s lounge and passenger terminal.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, TSA Administrator John Pistole, Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue joined NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen for the official welcoming ceremonies of the 2010 NBAA Convention Tuesday morning.
Researchers at the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park and at the Sadeghi mechanical engineering laboratory have developed tiny wireless sensors resilient enough to survive the harsh conditions inside jet engines.