Triple Tree 2014 (384)

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 →

GA groups oppose bill that would close K39

Posted on September 21st, 2014 by

Four GA associations have joined forces to urge key members of the U.S. Senate to forgo legislation that could close St. Clair Municipal Airport (K39) near St. Louis, and instead follow established FAA procedures for the potential closure of airports... Continue Reading →

AOPA lobbies for more flexibility when it comes to hangars

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is pressing the FAA to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding. In formal comments filed Sept. 18,... Continue Reading →

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Nominations open for the 2015 Wichita Aero Club Trophy

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by

Nominations are now being accepted for the Wichita Aero Club Trophy. The trophy is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization with ties to the local aviation community whose exemplary achievements and contributions in the field of aviation or... Continue Reading →

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New Compass Rose at Martin County Airport

Posted on September 20th, 2014 by

A new compass rose pad was recently constructed at the Martin County Airport in Stuart, Florida. Continue Reading →

Teachers win SAFE aviation education grants

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

Two teachers, Sonya Williams and Joseph Perrotta, have been named recipients of the 2014 K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant Awards from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). Continue Reading →

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Video: First flight… with his dog

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

Zach Sweetser’s friend Will took his dog, Huey (a Corgi) up for a first ride in Will’s Luscombe. Huey did OK. Continue Reading →

Access hard-to-reach screws with new ultra-low profile screwdrivers

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

Snap-On Industrial has introduced new ultra-low profile screwdrivers. Continue Reading →

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Breitling Cockpit B50 unveiled

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

Breitling introduced its latest timepiece for pilots, the Breitling Cockpit B50, at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevo. Continue Reading →

Running out of fuel proves fatal

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Buccaneer II. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Granite Quarry, N.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot added about five gallons of automotive gasoline to the airplane’s fuel tank before departing on a local flight. Witnesses saw the airplane flying at a... Continue Reading →

Fighting Ebola with airplanes

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is supporting efforts to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Continue Reading →

Sebring LSA Expo expands its focus

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo recently expanded the categories of aircraft that it will welcome. Starting with the 11th annual Expo, Jan. 14-17, 2015, at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida, visitors will be able to review light-sport aircraft, homebuilts, rebuilt certificated... Continue Reading →

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Video: More proof flying is magical…

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

More proof (as if we needed more) that flying is truly magical. This time via a DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver operating in British Columbia. Continue Reading →

Top Gun Aviation celebrates 25 years

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

HAMMOND, La. — Top Gun Aviation at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (HDC) is marking a silver and golden anniversary all in one year. Tom Eiermann acquired Top Gun Aviation in 1989. Since then, it has grown from a two-person operation to a 15-person... Continue Reading →