2014 MAINE AVIATION FORUM

The 7th annual Maine Aviation Forum is in the books. Here are some of the highlights of the February 22 event at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
SEE CALENDAR for all your Maine flying events this season…

Approximately 60 pilots and aviation minded people attended this annual event representing 28 Maine organizations.
Belfast has new FBO operators and offers maintenance and fuel. Open House TBA this spring.
Bethel has brand new terminal building open 24/7 and good fuel prices. MAA will have it’s annual business meeting in the building conference room on May 10, 2014.
Knox County Flying Club (RKD) has food/service trailer available for event use. Pancake breakfast–last Saturday of each month starting in March.
Bald Eagle Flying Club (PWM) has sold old 172 and purchased newer one. Maine Aviation no longer rents airplanes or offers flight training therefore, BEFC is looking for more members to purchase a second airplane to do flight instruction.
Patient Airlift Services has urgent need for pilots especially in Presque Isle and Norridgewock areas. http://www.palservices.org
Southern Maine Aviation is now a Part 141 Flight School, has a new Redbird simulator, offers multi-engine training, and helicopter training available on field, has MoGas, and starting a new CAP squadron. Town has large (44×48) hangar available and starting a IMC Club which meets 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Pittsfield Airport (2B7) has two instructors and a Piper Warrior available. Contact chassur@roadrunner.com
Maine Aviation Historical Society and Maine Air Museum is available to host events. Has STEM demonstrators for high school Math and Science teachers. Working on traveling display with the Katahdin Wings 99′s on the Boston and Maine Airways and Amelia Earhart time in Maine promoting it. The exhibits will be in
Bangor, Waterville and Augusta this summer. www.maineairmuseum.org
Maine Aero Services (BGR) is starting an A&P training program in conjunction with the United Technologies Center for high school junior and seniors and for the first two years of post secondary school. Need donations of aircraft, parts, components, engines, and literature. Contact Ray Lane at Maine Aero.

 

 

 

 

MARCH IS WOMEN’S History Month

Amelia Earhart Women's History Month March 2014 
http://womenshistorymonth.gov/index.html
Owls Head Transportation Museum 2014 Winter Educational Series
March 8 | Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air Come celebrate International Women’s Day with historical character and re-enactor Jessa Piaia, who will present a one-person interpretation of pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart, one of the world’s most famous aviators and greatest mysteries. For further listings go to http://www.ohtm.org/new_edu.html