Category: News & Events

Indiana State Hosts NIFA Event at Terre Haute Regional Airport

Event brings best and brightest to Hulman Field for competition This month, Indiana State University will host the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Region 8 SAFECON competition. The competition takes place the 24th through the 29th of October. It pits the flight students of five Midwest schools against each other in drills that test their knowledge, […]

Pilot Feature: Lexy Bilsland

Dream of flying deferred, it was time to live it. Woman becomes licensed pilot in advance of 40th birthday. Lexy Bilsland felt the urge. She knew pilots personally. Her father-in-law has his license. As does her brother-in-law. A lawyer by training, she didn’t consider herself mechanically inclined or intimate with the laws of aerodynamics. However, […]

Current State of Drones

Drones aka Unmanned Flight Systems Take a Giant Leap Forward New law opens the door for innovation and access to technology   With relative frequency, aviation stories capture the imagination of the popular press and public discussion. Look no further than Tom Hanks starring as Sully Sullenberger in a recent major motion picture release. So […]

THRA Spotlight: Turbines, Inc.

Terre Haute-based Turbines Inc. is one of those hidden gems in the state of Indiana. Turbines Inc. roots were planted at the Terre Haute Airport in 1981 by Jim Mills. Mills, a natural innovator, saw a need for a Turbine overhaul shop that could fill a massive void for those working in agricultural industry around […]

News in Aviation

Fly the Efficient Skies Airbus offers its vision of the skies of 2050 Airbus, recently embarked on a two-year, global consultation with more than 1.75 million people through airshows, events and online as part of the “Future by Airbus” program. The program is intended to discern what people want from the future of air travel. […]