USI Establishes UAS Training Center of Excellence in Collaboration with Gulf Coast State College

Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) announced today that they will be establishing the first-in-the-nation Unmanned Safety Institute – Center of Excellence, a remote pilot training and safety certification center, at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) in Port St. Joe, Florida. In 2019, Unmanned Safety Institute celebrates five years of implementing and promoting best-in-class aviation-based safety practices […]

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Lee County Port Authority Names McGonagle Division Director of Administration

The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) has named Brian W. McGonagle division director of administration. The division oversees the areas of air service development, communications & marketing, finance, human resources, information technology and properties for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, in Fort Myers, Fla. McGonagle was most recently the director of finance for […]

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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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Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Honored With AAAE Distinguished Service Award

Jeff Mulder, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Lee County (Florida) Port Authority, has received the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry. “Jeff is a dedicated colleague who has served the nation’s aviation community in […]

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