Walter Houghton was designated a Wright Brothers Master Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The award recognizes airmen who have contributed to and maintained safe flight operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are pilots who have advanced the aviation industry for not only current generations, but future ones as well.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SHOW GRATITUDE FOR FEDEX PLANE: Donation of Plane Commemorated with Dedication Ceremony
Sun 'n Fun commemorated FedEx's recent donation of a Boeing 727 with a dedication ceremony during the Fly-In.
The cargo plane originally arrived amidst great fanfare at the Lakeland Linder airport in January of this year, but FedEx officials received an dose of gratitude from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Polk State College via a dedication ceremony.
CFAA STUDENTS TAKE FLIGHT: Jet Blue Flight Highlights Partnerships with Aviation Schools Across the Country
Central Florida Aerospace Academy students recently boarded a Jet Blue flight that included approximately 100 students from nine aviation high schools and colleges in New York and Florida. The flight was designed to be an educational experience highlighting the partnerships Jet Blue has formed with these aviation schools to encourage young people towards careers in the field of aviation.
Lieutenant Colonel William Brake and Colonel George Hardee of the Tuskegee Airmen (also known as the Red Tails) made a very special presentation to two Central Florida Aerospace Academy students recently.
Shortly before Sun 'n Fun's airshow, Timothy Pollock and Angel Castellano were awarded the Tuskegee Airmen Award, an honor presented to deserving cadets in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. Jess Peterson received the award on Angel Castellano's behalf.
BEHIND THE WHEEL: Cleveland Wheels & Brakes Donates General Aviation Wheel and Brake Stand to Central Florida Aerospace Academy
Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) students now have the tool to put their shoulder to the wheel when it comes to learning the fundamental principles of a general aviation aircraft braking system, thanks to the generosity of Parker Aerospace.
Management representatives from the company's Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division met with Keith Smith, Assistant Principal at CFAA, to donate a "Cleveland Wheels & Brakes" Wheel & Brake Test stand for use at the school.