New This Week


AVweb’s search of aviation news this week found award announcements from the Aero Club of Northern California and the National Aviation Hall of Fame, a new mobile job-search app from, and a milestone for Van’s Aircraft RV kits. Alan Eustace, who set the world record for the highest-altitude free fall jump in October 2014, is the 2015 recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award presented by the Aero Club of Northern California (ACNC). The Crystal Eagle is awarded annually to “an individual(s) whose lifetime achievements have significantly contributed to the advancement of aviation or aerospace technology.” The National Aviation Hall of Fame announced that Mike McHugh, the Aviation Instructor at the Bismarck Career Academy in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been selected as the 2015 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year.McHugh will receive the honor during the NAHF 53rd Annual Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 2, in Dayton. The presentation will precede the inaugural NAHF Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award and the induction of four air and space pioneers in the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015., a comprehensive HR services provider engaged in the business of aviation personnel selection, training and post-delivery support, announced the launch of the mobile version of its aviation job search platform. Multiple airlines, MRO providers and other industry players who have already grown to appreciate online access to a wide variety of potential industry employees can now browse through potential candidates via a new, mobile-friendly platform version. On Aug. 27, the shipping department at Van’s Aircraft Inc. rolled the 937th RV-12 kit empennage package onto the shipping dock, where it was picked up by a customer from Washington State, Richard Bangsund. Combined with the S-LSA “fly-away” RV-12s the company has constructed, the total number of RV-12 empennage kits produced and sold now totals 1,000. This is the sixth RV design to exceed 1000 sales — four designs have exceeded 1,000 completions.