Jon Huggins

New executive director for Citation Jet Pilots

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

ENTERPRISE, Florida — Citation Jet Pilots (CJP), the owner/pilot organization for the Cessna Citation series of jet aircraft, has named Lt. Col. Jon “Huggy” Huggins as the new Executive Director of the organization. Continue Reading →

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Pilot Wings sunglasses now at Sporty’s

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Sporty’s now offers the new Pilot Wings Sunglasses, featuring non-polarized lenses designed to enhance the environment around you while in flight. Continue Reading →

Spirit Aeronautics debuts Aircraft-on-Demand

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Spirit Aeronautics has debuted Aircraft-on-Demand, in which the company will travel to a customer’s hangar or facility for AOG and routine service. Continue Reading →

Thunderstorm claims two lives

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Zenair CH 2000. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Nephi, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Several people on the ground saw the airplane flying low in the airport pattern during a thunderstorm. As the plane turned from a crosswind to a downwind... Continue Reading →

John Hill

Young pilot named finalist in Entrepreneur contest

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

At just 19, John Hill already has three years under his belt working the front desk at an FBO. A passionate pilot — he earned his ticket at age 17 — Hill divides his time between his work at ProJet... Continue Reading →

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Wingfoot One ushers in new era for Goodyear Blimps

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp, Wingfoot One, was christened Aug. 23 by Robin Roberts, the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” Wingfoot One officially joins Goodyear’s fleet of blimps, ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced... Continue Reading →

Wipaire receives first helicopter approval

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Wipaire has received approval for the installation of single-point fuel in the Airbus Puma 330 series helicopter.  Previously approved on fixed-wing aircraft such as the Cessna Caravan series and the Quest KODIAK, the Puma 330 is the first rotary wing application of... Continue Reading →

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Hartzell Propeller to supply props for Piaggio Avanti EVO

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Hartzell Propeller will supply new advanced lightweight propellers to Piaggio Aero Industries for its third generation twin-engine Avanti EVO. Continue Reading →

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Women in Aviation expands youth outreach

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Women in Aviation, International (WAI) has announced that the association’s “Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Day” held for the past three years during WAI’s annual conference has been expanded to include an international day to attract girls to aviation... Continue Reading →

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CTI Professional Flight Training adds sim

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — CTI Professional Flight Training has acquired a new flight simulator equipped with three-dimensional motion, accurate cockpit panel, and realistic control stick loading. CTI Professional Flight Training’s students will use the flight simulator to experience a lifelike flight mission... Continue Reading →

Master Lock aviation safety products now available

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Peerless Electronics is now distributing the full line of Master Lock Aviation Safety Products. The new featured products are aircraft circuit breaker lockout/tagouts. Continue Reading →

Professional Aviation Associates expands hose shop

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates reports that its Parker Hannifin Stratoflex hose shop recently received recertification and has increased in size and capabilities. Continue Reading →

CFI turns fuel off in flight

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Bardstown, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The CFI and student pilot had practiced various maneuvers during the training flight and were returning to the airport. The airplane was about 2,500 feet AGL and within gliding... Continue Reading →

Brrrrr, ka-ching

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

If you’re connected to social media in any way, you’ve no doubt spent a good deal of time in recent weeks watching people get wet. Like flagpole sitting, goldfish swallowing, and stuffing as many college kids into a VW bug... Continue Reading →

Video: Jamie Beckett’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

As always, our Politics for Pilots columnist looks at things just a bit differently…Here’s his take on the challenge: Continue Reading →