Avionics News May 2017 - 13
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In Memory: Eric Ryan Hensley
Eric Ryan Hensley passed away March 24 at the
age of 31.
He lived in Oklahoma City and worked as a territory
manager for Appareo Systems, and was flying his
personal aircraft outside of
Oklahoma City when the
plane went down.
Hensley was born in
Edmond, Oklahoma, June
22, 1985. He grew up in
Tulsa and attended Jenks
High School where he
graduated in 2004. He
Eric Ryan Hensley
attended Oklahoma State
University and earned his
Bachelor of Science in marketing in 2007, and later
his Master of Business Administration at Texas State
University in 2009.
After graduation, he lived in Austin, Texas, and
worked in the economic development area of the San
Marcos Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, he moved to
Oklahoma City. Hensley earned his private pilot license
in 2016 and began working for Appareo Systems. The
company was named the 2017 AEA Associate Member
of the Year during the AEA International Convention &
Trade Show in New Orleans.
He married Lara Dawn Upshaw July 19, 2014, and
their daughter, Reese, was born in October 2016. q
GA associations reiterate ATC concerns
Request sufficient time to review and debate bill
With the need to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration
before Sept. 30 of this year, a host of general aviation association leaders recently joined together to send letters to House
and Senate transportation leaders underscoring "real and longstanding concerns" regarding a concept being pushed by some
big airlines regarding air traffic control.
The AEA, along with 15 other aviation organizations, cited
concerns over a proposal promoted by some big airlines for
the creation of "a new governance and funding model for our
nation's aviation system, based on systems in other parts of
"The general aviation community has very real and longstanding concerns, which include but are not limited to user
fees," the letter states. "These concerns are based on our operating experiences in these foreign systems and the impact they
have had on general aviation."
The letters were signed by the Air Care Alliance, Aircraft
Electronics Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association,
Citation Jet Pilots, Commemorative Air Force, Experimental
Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers
Association, Helicopter Association International, International
Council of Air Shows, National Agricultural Aviation
Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials,
National Air Transportation Association, National Business
Aviation Association, Recreational Aviation Foundation, U.S.
Parachute Association and Veterans Airlift Command. q