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Landmark Aviation announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Ross Aviation, a network of fixed based operations located throughout the United States. The acquisition, which is subject to satisfaction of closing conditions, is expected to close during the second half of 2014.
A trip to the airport doesn't have to just be for pilots -- SocialFlight's listings include lots of opportunities to bring in new people and kids for an introduction to the diverse world of aviation. In Wisconsin, the Wausau Downtown Airport is hosting a Pilot for a Day event on Saturday. The curious can sign up for three hours of ground school and a chance to schedule a hands-on lesson in the airplane. In Texas, EAA's B-17G Flying Fortress will stop in Arlington next Tuesday, April 29, to sell rides and tours to all comers.
A nonprofit organization that claims to have coordinated more than 1,400 aerial searches and finding more than 300 missing persons using model aircraft equipped with a camera is suing the FAA over the FAA's definition of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
A Comp Air 8 aircraft carrying skydivers crashed in Finland on Sunday afternoon, killing eight people. The pilot and two skydivers were able to parachute to safety. The airplane was at about 10,000 feet when something went wrong -- some witnesses said parts of the aircraft appeared to detach before it began to descend, other reports cited possible engine trouble. The aircraft descended in a spin, according to witnesses, and was destroyed by fire on impact. "By Finnish standards, this is the most serious flight accident in decades," Ismo Aaltonen, an investigator with Finland's Safety Investigation Authority, said in a news conference.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
Plane Disappeared 67 Years Ago On Transport Mission To The Eastern Front A plane missing since 1942 has been discovered in about 75 feet of water in the Black Sea has been identified as a Ju 52 that vanished on a flight carrying Nazi personnel to the Eastern Front during WWII.
South Bay Soaring Society The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a non-profit radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. They have flying sites in San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont and Davenport.