As general aviation gears up for what promises to be an epic Oshkosh (July 25-31), the first full week in July was a busy one for aviation. There was big news from the beltway, including the announcement of a new, though previously leaked, FAA Administrator nomination and the awarding of a billion bucks’ worth of grants to airports expanding and modernizing their digs. But there was more, including the first flight of a cool new warbird replica and the NTSB’s report on the tragic accident that claimed a popular aviation figure last year.
NTSB: Snodgrass Failed to Remove Gust Lock; FAA Admin Nominee Pegged; and Shockwave Jet Truck Fatality
Plus, FAA doles out a billion for airport improvements; a new scale warbird makes first flight; flying farmer and sheriffs nab bad guy; and much more!