Industry Round-up, November 30, 2018


Image: Air Race 1

AVweb‘s weekly news roundup uncovered reports of the winner of the first Air Race 1 event in China, a free webinar for helicopter pilots and sales team member at WildBlue Aircraft. Californian racer Steve Senegal became the first person to win the Air Race 1 China Cup, which was held at Hannan City Airport in Wuhan, China. Senegal, who is a captain with United Airlines, held off World Champion air racer Tim Cone for the top honors.

Helicopter Online Ground School will be hosting a free webinar titled “Tipping the FATAL Helicopter IIMC Accident Rate Back Towards Survival” on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. at 14:00 EST. The webinar will focus on safety hazards associated with VFR flights into IMC.

Finally, Kansas City-based WildBlue Aircraft has announced that Mac Swindell will be joining the company’s aircraft sales team. Swindell is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and has previously worked for aviation companies including Boeing and Gulfstream.