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First flight: Belite Sealite

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

Belite’s James Wiebe recently flew the Belite Sealite amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time. Continue Reading →

The One Week Wonder at last week's Zenith Hangar Day

Hundreds flock to Zenith’s Hangar Day

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

MEXICO, Mo. — Hundreds of people showed up on Friday, Sept. 19, for the pre-Hangar Day activities and hundreds more came on Saturday for demo flights, factory tours and encounters with Zenith Aircraft kit builders, factory personnel, and the curious. Continue Reading →

Airforms awarded new FAA PMA approval for Cessna tie-down trim plates

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

BIG LAKE, ALASKA – On the heels of the announcement of PMA approval for the Caravan Crew Door Panels, Airforms, Inc. has received yet another PMA approval to support the world-wide fleet of Caravan family aircraft. Airforms Part Number AF2615118-1 recently... Continue Reading →

Piper fails to climb

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Marysville, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to takeoff from his private airstrip. Despite the application of full power, the airplane did not climb at a normal rate, and he was unable... Continue Reading →

On choices, options, and being a cheapskate

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

News flash: I have just finished eating a $16 bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. That’s nothing. Last night I feasted on a $25 hamburger. Neither meal was unique, memorable, or impressive in any way other than the price. I feel... Continue Reading →

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Video: Challenge Air visits Centennial Airport

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Challenge Air hosted an event at Centennial Airport in Denver this past weekend. 9 News was at the event and filed this story… Continue Reading →

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Flying classroom prepares for takeoff

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barrington Irving will launch the Flying Classroom, an interactive STEM learning adventure spanning three continents, from Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Irving, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to... Continue Reading →

New Mexico governor declares September Aviation Appreciation Month

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has declared September “New Mexico Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New Mexico, general aviation accounts for more than $761 million in economic activity annually. To view the proclamation, click here. Continue Reading →

Public Benefit Flying Award recipients named

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, has revealed the recipients of the 2014 Public Benefit Flying Awards. Continue Reading →

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Garmin AOA gets FAA nod

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Garmin’s Angle of Attack (AOA) system has been approved by the FAA for installation in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft. The entire system is comprised of the GI 260 AOA indicator, GAP 26 angle of attack probe and GSU... Continue Reading →

Aspen Avionics receives FAA OK for glass panel for VFR pilots

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display system, has received FAA certification for its Evolution VFR PFD, a glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) environment. Deliveries begin this month. Continue Reading →

Hartzell names Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller recommended service facility

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Hartzell Propeller has appointed Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller at Palm Beach County Airport (KLNA), in West Palm Beach, Fla., as a Recommended Service Facility. Continue Reading →

Hard landing for Cessna

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Richmond, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during touch and go practice on a training flight. Continue Reading →

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Triple Tree: The fly-in upgraded

Posted on September 21st, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER Aside from the 7,000-foot long, 400-foot wide pristine grass runway, the manned control tower, the granite countertops in the restrooms, and the hospitality of more than 80 volunteers, this year’s Triple Tree Fly-In, held Sept. 3-7... Continue Reading →

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‘Every flight is a pinnacle’

Posted on September 21st, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER The hardest part of flying the P-51 for 91-year-old retired endodontist John D. Hartness of Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, was climbing into the plane. He rented time in the P-51, owned by the Dixie Wing of... Continue Reading →