Mark Aletky

The Mark Aletky Life Celebration event at ROTOR FX was attended by 100’s of friends, pilots, students, family and former band-mates.

Mark’s careers spanned music as a performer, manager and producer (mentored by Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire) to flying charter jets. Mark was undoubtably LA’s absolute best tour pilot and provided ten of thousands of people their first experience of Los Angeles and for so many their very first airplane flight.  Others were rewarded by his thorough and entertaining flight instruction and most recently he added a drone pilot certification to his many achievements.

Some of the family and friends attending the Mark Aletky Life Celebration event pose for a group shot

In every realm he touched so many people with his persistent smile and warm positive personality. His greatest accomplishment and legacy was building his phenomenal family who will miss his presence and guidance deeply.

So Mark, our great friend, fly on forever doing what you loved most .. you can never be replaced and it was our collective honor and privilege to have had you touch our lives.

Click here for Mark Aletky Slide Show 

Helicopter flight training @ ROTOR FX

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) annually offers scholarships for students preparing for careers in rotorcraft aviation. Apply today and become part of the industry of tomorrow!

The Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship promotes the choice of helicopter maintenance as a career. Bill Sanderson Scholarship winners attend a course from a selection offered by airframe and powerplant manufacturers.

The Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship is awarded to pilots who have already obtained their private license and are enrolled in a commercial helicopter rating program at an FAA-approved Part 141 school or international equivalent.

The Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship is awarded to mechanics or technicians who are enrolled in a maintenance technician certificate program at an FAA-approved Part 147 school or international equivalent.

The Michelle North Scholarship for Safety is awarded to a pilot who has already attained a commercial rating and demonstrates an outstanding aptitude for safe flying and aviation best practices.

The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2016. To learn more and apply, visit helicopterfoundation.org/scholarships. Questions? Contact HFI’s curator, Marty Pociask, at marty.pociask@rotor.org.

Helicopter Foundation International is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of helicopter aviation, improving its safety, and educating the next generation.

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Drone Racing League 2016 World Championship

 

The cusp of professional drone racing is here with ESPN to broadcast the Drone Racing League (DRL) 2016 World Championship season this fall. A series of races leading to the World Championship will also be carried for international distribution by Skysports (UK) and ProsiebenSat1 (Germany). Current released broadcast schedule is:

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May-June-2016-FAA-Safety-Briefing

The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in general aviation safety. Articles in this issue cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient. We also discuss some of the possible pitfalls of technology, including its ability to distract and disrupt our decision-making skills.

Feature articles include:

  • Welcome to the William J. Hughes Technical Center – The Happiest Place in Aviation Tech! (p 8),
  • eLogbook Logistics – Considerations for Moving from Paper Log to Digital Login (p 11),
  • X-Ray Vision and Alphabet Soup – Decoding GA Vision Systems (p. 25)

The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

 

ROTOR FX invites you to come see the exciting DynaX5 5 axis gyro stabilized camera gimbal for yourself at NAB 2016 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit the Dynamic Perspective booth number C11845 located in the Central Hall from April 18th until Thursday April 21st to get a first hand look.

See it for yourself and schedule your demo of this amazing stabilization breakthrough.