An Alaskan adventure

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

“It’s like a magic carpet!” This is how my friend Wilma described the Cirrus SR22T on a recent trip from Seattle to Anchorage and back. A few weeks prior to my departure, I was talking about my upcoming flight to Anchorage... Continue Reading →

FAA calls on aviation industry to equip for NextGen

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, DC –  The FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held Oct. 28. The... Continue Reading →


Wright B Flyer project receives challenge grant

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — Wright “B” Flyer Inc. has received another major gift to fund a new flying lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane. The new Wright Model B lookalike will replace Wright “B” Flyer No. 1, also known... Continue Reading →

Coalition sends ‘serious’ petition to FAA

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, a coalition of aviation trade associations asked the FAA to fix a seven-letter mistake in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that would create serious headaches for the aviation maintenance industry. Continue Reading →


Rescue animal airlift featured at Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

On Saturday, Sept. 27, a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Continue Reading →

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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 →


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 →


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 →