As the U.S. military's first black aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen had a double challenge: flying in the dangerous skies during World War II, and fighting a war against prejudice waged by allies both at home and overseas.
Students at Middle Georgia State College’s aviation campus in Eastman are testing drones, but not the military drones you’ve heard of. They are working with NASA, Boeing and other companies using an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Operators of small rural Georgia airports are getting increasingly worried over the Congressional stalemate of FAA funding. Those worries go beyond furloughs and expansion projects--to issues of safety. In Georgia, 95 of 104 publicly-owned airports that serve only private and corporate aviation rely heavily on the federal funding now suspended.
Congress’s failure to extend the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding has blocked some airport projects. And the lack of a long-term funding agreement for the FAA is limiting airport directors’ ability to plan.
State lawmakers worked into late Tuesday evening on the next to last day of the General Assembly session. Movement on a Sunday alcohol sales bill, immigration, and the state budget was included on Tuesday's agenda.