Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The United States Labor Department found the employee was wrongly terminated after reporting actions by the Northern Illinois Flight Center to the FAA.
The United States Department of Labor has ordered the Northern Illinois Flight Center in Lake in the Hills pay more than $500,000 in back wages, benefits and damages to a pilot they dismissed in 2009. The Department of Labor determined the pilot was illegally terminated after he contacted the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss violations of the pilot certification process, according to a news release. "Firing pilots for reporting inaccurate procedures to the FAA endangers other pilots, their passengers and the public at large," said David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, in a press release. "The Labor Department has a responsibility to protect all employees, including those in the …
Monday, March 21, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Two people are dead after a plane that took off from the Lake in the Hills Airport crashed in south Central Wisconsin, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane--a Cessna 150--crashed around 6:30 p.m. Sunday about 15 miles southwest of Baraboo, Wis., said FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory. Rescue crews located the wreckage around 11 p.m. Sunday. The destination of the plane is not known at this time. Cory said the pilot was using visual flight rules and not in communication with area air traffic control. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Friday, March 4, 2011
N-Jet, based at Lake in the Hills Airport, became the first charter fleet operator to get the OK from the FAA to use the iPad in the cockpit.
The iPad has not only found a fan base in gamers, web browsers and Oprah, who called it her "favorite thing ever," but it has also become an essential device for a contingent of Lake in the Hills pilots. While a lot of users may employ the Apple tablet to play Scrabble or read books, the 30 pilots of N-Jet, which charters airplanes and is based at the Lake in the Hills Airport, use the iPad to store navigational charts, company manuals and technical documents. A few weeks ago, the company was the first FAR (Federal Aviation Regulation) Part 135 fleet, which refers to charters and air taxis as opposed to commercial flight operators, whose proposal to use iPads in cockpits was accepted by the Federal Aviation Association, said N-Jet …