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Job of the week: LeTourneau University assistant chief flight instructor
The College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, is seeking an assistant chief flight instructor. This faculty position involves providing flight training that conforms to best practices including dual instruction, stage checks, participation in department meetings, supervision of flight instructors, and other responsibilities as assigned. Read the full description and apply today!


Pilot rides love of flying to internet fame
Steve Thorne has attracted nearly 131,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel featuring his exploits as a self-described "weekend warrior pilot" going by the name Flight Chops. "The whole thing was about being self-deprecating and humbling, and I was not really concerned about it being cool," he says of his success, noting "there were enough cool pilots on the internet."
Flying Magazine

Drone Flying

Fla. school teaches drone flying skills
Licensed pilot David Young has established a school in Lakeland, Fla., for those who want to earn their Remote Pilot Certificate. Young is one of many entrepreneurs building businesses around advances in drone technology.
Business Observer (Sarasota, Fla.)

Young Eagles Program

Young Eagles program takes flight in Enterprise, Ala.
The Enterprise, Ala., chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association will expose children to the joy of flying through the Young Eagles program on Nov. 4. "We want to get them interested in pursuing a career or a hobby in aviation, either as a pilot or mechanic or designer," said chapter member Les Brusse.
The Enterprise Ledger (Ala.)

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AOPA applauds Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for promoting competition, access
Pilots refueling at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have a less expensive option for fueling their aircraft: A new self-service fueling option for 100LL is more than $2 per gallon cheaper than buying fuel through the airport's single fixed-base operator. The move is the latest positive development in AOPA's efforts to ensure airports are providing reasonable access.
AOPA Online (10/19) 

10th Annual Halloween Themed Car Show & Chili Tasting at Palm Springs Air Museum

Offers Fun for the Whole Family


Palm Springs, CA; Oct 18, 2017:  The 10th Annual Chili Tasting & Car Rally at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Saturday October 28, 2017 offers Halloween fun for the whole family. Free admission for children 12 and under who wear costumes (NO MASKS) with paying adult.  New this year will be an appearance by the Mr. Peanuts NUTmobile!


You will be excited by the different kinds of cars inside and out sponsored by Desert Classic Car Association, Sun ‘n’ Sand Region of the Antique Car Club of America, and Packards International Automobile Classics. Thrill as you get up close to the dozens of vintage WWII, Korean and Vietnam era aircraft inside four hangars totalling 86,000 square feet plus an additional 40,000 square feet on the tarmac behind the museum.


Give your taste buds a work out by tasting the different kinds of museum docent chili recipes cooked by LULU, and served by museum docents, volunteers and staff.  Visitors get to vote for their favorite cars and chili by category.  Las Casuelas Terraza, Ruby’s Diner, and Spa Resort Casino will compete for best restaurant chili judged by celebrity judges from CV Independent, CVWeekly and CBS Local 2.


The Car Show is included with museum admission which ranges from $10 - $17, with a special family rate of $37 for 1or 2 adults and 3 children age 12 and under; and $47 for 1 or 2 adults with children aged 13 to 17. Car Rally hours are 10 am - 2 pm. Car Show Voting ends 2:00 PM with the Trophy Presentation at 2:30 PM.


The Chili Tasting starts at 11 am and lasts until 3:00 pm or whenever the Chili is gone! Chili tastes are only $1 per tasting or six tastes for $5, after paying admission to the Museum. Chili Voting ends at 2:30. There are also items up for raffle. All funds raised from the Tastings benefit the Palm Springs Air Museum Volunteer Fund.


Raffle Items:  Shark-toothed bicycle courtesy of Palm Springs Cyclery; Stan Stokes paintings, and hotel & restaurant package courtesy of Agua Caliente Resort & Spa. Event sponsors are the H.N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation, and the Houston Family Foundation.

The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and honor our veterans while educating future generations. One of the largest collections of flying WWII aircraft, plus Korea and Vietnam era aircraft, 9,500 volume Library, flight simulators and tours through a flyable B-17 are housed in 86,000 square feet of climate controlled exhibit space.   Movies show in the Buddy Rogers Theatre continuously after 11 am.  Open daily, 10 am – 5 PM (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Feb. 16, 2018) normal admission ranges from $10 to $17, free for children 5 and under and for active military with ID.  760-778-6262, www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org   

NBAA Honors Longstanding Partnership With Las Vegas Through Victims Fund Donation

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360dhubbard@nbaa.org

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 9, 2017 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today joined Las Vegas-area officials in announcing a $10,000 donation to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, in support of those affected by the horrific events of Oct. 1.

Bolen announced the donation during a press conference at Henderson Executive Airport, held just ahead of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Representing Clark County was Airport Chief Marketing Officer Chris Jones, and representing the county’s business community was John Schreiber, ‎senior director of business sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Las Vegas, especially those who have been lost, and their loved ones,” said Bolen. “The business aviation community stands in solidarity with everyone affected by this tragedy, and we thank the people of Las Vegas for opening their doors to us, especially at this difficult time.”

Bolen added that the association’s donation to the fund was a “small, but heartfelt way,” to honor city officials and citizens for their longstanding support for NBAA’s convention, and the business aviation community. During the convention, Bolen noted, NBAA would ask show attendees to provide contributions of their own.

Jones, with the airport, stated: “On behalf of Clark County, I’d like to thank NBAA and the business aviation community gathering here this week for taking this step to help the victims of last week’s tragedy, and all their families."

Jones joined Bolen in requesting that anyone interested in donating, go to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. The fund has raised more than $10 million to date. The commission is working with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) to distribute the funds to the victims and families.

“NBAA has been a longstanding and valued partner for Clark County,” added Jones. “The association’s convention, and the presence of business aviation at our airports, have always had a very beneficial economic impact on Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.”

In addition to thousands of attendees, NBAA-BACE draws more than 1,100 exhibitors to the Las Vegas area, and ranks in the top 25 largest conventions that come to the city. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimates the show has a total economic impact of $49.3 million.

This year’s show runs Oct. 10-12 at the airport and the Las Vegas Convention Center. NBAA-BACE will return to Las Vegas again in 2019.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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PALS deploys pilots to provide hurricane relief

Patient Airlift Services, a network of volunteers that usually flies patients to appointments at medical facilities, has flown nonstop over the past 30 days to provide emergency support to Texas, Florida, the Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico. "You fly over Puerto Rico on the way to the airport, and you see the place is wrecked," said pilot Paul Weismann, who delivered food, water and generators and evacuated young children, mothers and senior citizens on his return trip to the US mainland.
The Daily Beast (9/29)