Mission Spc. Jose Hernandez and Cmdr. Rick “C.J.” Sturkow of NASA’s Discovery STS‐128 mission presented a specially designed Million Air patch, which accompanied them into space, at Million Air headquarters in Houston. The idea was conceived by NASA research pilot Nebojsa “Solo” Solunac who also participated in the presentation. Solunac, a long-time Million Air customer and friend wanted to do something special for the Million Air front line teams.
Karen Gebhart, president of the AOPA Foundation, is the featured guest speaker at the March 2 Atlanta Aero Club meeting. Gebhart’s presentation will address the challenges and opportunities facing general aviation and how individual engagement can help promote and protect freedom to fly. The meeting is scheduled for noon on March 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital City Club, 7 Harris St., in downtown Atlanta. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. The admission price includes lunch.
Executive Air Transport Inc., a full-service FBO in Western Michigan, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. The FBO has been providing customers with outstanding customer service and amenities since 1959. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Executive Air Transport offers the services corporate aviation desires.
Congratulations to Kim Ring of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company for winning the Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner from Executive Flight Center booth at Schedulers and Dispatchers.
On April 21, 2010, the National Air Transportation (NATA) will bestow two of its highest honors, the William A. "Bill" Ong Memorial Award and the NATA Award for Distinguished Service, during its annual Industry Excellence Awards Dinner to be held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
In the pre-owned aircraft market, bottom feeders are like red herrings. Bottom feeders — corporate aircraft that have no significant issues with their history, maintenance or condition and are marketed below Bluebook wholesale values — continue to be great opportunities for the fortunate few who buy without a blink of an eye. They also lead buyers into a false perception of value that only competition in the market can correct.
Avfuel Corporation announced that Colorado jetCenter of Colorado Springs, Colo. (COS), has joined the Avfuel-branded network of FBO dealers.
Million Air Vancouver at CYVR has completed its final preparations to welcome attendees to the 2010 Olympic Games. “Equipment is in place, and staff members are flying in from Dallas, Albany, Anchorage, Burbank, Topeka, Houston, Medford, San Antonio and Toronto prepared to make this event a grand success,” Million Air president and CEO Roger Woolsey said. Million Air has 25-plus years experience in managing large-scale events and aims to ease GA arrivals in Vancouver.