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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

ASA debuts Learn to Fly blog

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

New from ASA is the Learn to Fly Blog, a place for current pilots, students, and future pilots to learn, explore, and share insights on the foundations of flight and flight training. Find out what it takes to become a pilot,... Continue Reading →

Yingling Aviation to offer de-icing and anti-icing services

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

WICHITA — Yingling Aircraft has acquired the assets of ICT Aircraft Services and will begin providing Type One de-icing and Type Four anti-icing services for aircraft at Mid-Continent Airport beginning immediately. Continue Reading →

Sheltair offers specials for NBAA2014

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

ORLANDO, Florida — For this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention (NBAA2014), Sheltair Aviation’s FBO at Orlando Executive Airport will provide special offerings, including continuous free shuttles between Sheltair ORL and the NBAA static display of aircraft, buses to and from the... Continue Reading →

New FliteLevel for G1000 now includes out-of-warranty systems

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

Garmin has introduced the G1000 FliteLevel Service Contract, which is a new extended warranty program for aircraft that are both in and out of warranty coverage. Continue Reading →

Short field takeoff goes awry

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: 4 Minor. Location: Tiskilwa, Ill. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot and three passengers was attempting to takeoff from a 1,600-foot private airfield. The C-182 had been modified for short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations. Continue Reading →

First flight from the water for Belite's Sealite.

Belite’s Sealite gets wet

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Belite Aircraft founder James Wiebe flew the new Sealite Amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time on Wednesday. He also landed safely. Not once, but five times. Continue Reading →