Errol Dwight Severe founded Aviation Cadet World, a museum that highlights the early history of fighter pilots. Severe joined the Aviation Cadet pilot-training program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio when he was 19 and spent his military career flying refueling tanker planes before becoming a commercial pilot with Delta. He wrote a book called "The Last of a Breed," which follows the Aviation Cadet program from its inception to the 1960s when the military decided pilots all had to be officers.
The Federal Aviation Administration's Part 23 Aviation Rule Making Committee, which was formed in 2011, met last week at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group of more than 65 regulators and industry team members from around the world worked to finalize its recommendations for updating the certification standards for aircraft under 19,000 pounds.
Blogger Jamie Beckett says private airports are a lot like country clubs, and the cost of their upkeep must be shouldered by their members. "If we all shoulder the load together, we all win. If we try to shunt our own responsibilities off on others, we all lose in the end," he writes.
Nextant Aerospace has snagged Sean McGeough, a former Hawker Beechcraft executive, to serve as its new president. In a statement, McGeough said he is looking forward to working with the Cleveland-based company. "The Nextant 400XT is one of the world's most innovative and cost-effective business jets and incorporates a complete new aircraft purchase experience that is changing how buyers all over the globe think of aviation purchases," he said.