Dee Howard Foundation Sponsors UTSA Aerospace Engineering Certificate

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering has announced the new Aerospace Engineering Certificate beginning in the fall of 2019. The Certificate in Aerospace Engineering is designed to prepare mechanical engineering degree-seeking students and non-degree-seeking students with a mechanical engineering background with the fundamental engineering knowledge necessary for successful careers in the […]

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Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Receives “Colorado Airport of the Year” Award

The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) was distinguished as the “2019 Colorado Airport of the Year” by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Aeronautics.  The award was presented on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Colorado Airport Operator’s Association (CAOA) Spring Conference in Greeley, Colorado. This is the first award of its kind […]

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Colorado Aviation Great Walt Barbo Receives Colorado Aeronautical Board Lifetime Achievement Award

Colorado aviation great Walt Barbo was distinguished with the “Colorado Aeronautical Board Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Colorado Aeronautical Board.  The award was presented to Mr. Barbo on Friday, June 7, 2019, at a Colorado Aeronautical Board (CAB) meeting held in conjunction with the Colorado Airport Operator’s Association (CAOA) Spring Conference in Greeley, Colorado. This […]

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Gogo to launch 5G network in 2021

Gogo has announced its plans to build a 5G network for aviation. The new air-to-ground (ATG) network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets, and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. Gogo expects the network to be available for business and commercial aviation in 2021. […]

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Phoenix City Council Approves Sky Harbor International’s Roadmap for the Future

Phoenix, Arizona Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council have voted to send the Airport’s Comprehensive Asset Management Plan (CAMP) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review and approval. The Mayor and Council approved the Airport’s roadmap for the future during the June 11, 2019 Policy Session. Phoenix Sky Harbor International […]

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Flying the ICON A5

By Jack Ferns On Friday June 7th I had the pleasure of flying the ICON A5 for the first time. I’ve flown some light sport aircraft both land and sea, but the ICON is a rare bird, especially the way it handles. The wing design is built so it doesn’t completely stall, at least not […]

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Aviation and Aerospace in Oklahoma Gets Boost from Legislative Session

The legislative session has concluded, and the aviation and aerospace industry in Oklahoma benefited from several bills ensuring the viability of the state’s second largest industry. Over twenty bills were filed directly or indirectly affecting the aviation community. Among those filed were measures that would sunset exemptions to the aircraft excise tax, prohibit drones from […]

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Gets Record Number of Applications for Aviation and Aerospace Education Grants

Aviation and Aerospace is trending among Oklahoma students, and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) has emphatically been a driving force of those trends. Through summer camp programs and primary through secondary aviation education curriculum across the state, the Commission has boosted that interest through their aviation and aerospace education grant program. Last year, 25 organizations […]

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