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 →

Third-class medical reform caught in government maze

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It started two-and-a-half years ago and there is still no clear end in sight. It’s another example of apparent government slow — or no — action. In March 2012, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and... Continue Reading →

Changes coming to North Texas airspace this week

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

The FAA is readying the launch of its second NextGen-related airspace revision project of the year, with significant changes to arrival and departure procedures over the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metropolitan area scheduled to go into effect Thursday, Sept. 18. Continue Reading →

100 Young Eagles to soar from Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

On Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m., the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 249 of Greenville, S.C., will offer free flights to the first 100 8- to 17 year-old kids that ask for a Young Eagles flight at the Southeast Aviation... Continue Reading →

China planning town centered around general aviation

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

There are a number of towns in the United States where business aviation is big business, such as Wichita. But what about a town dedicated to general aviation, from the airport, to the convention center, to the places people live? That... Continue Reading →

Twin Seabee donated to Vermont Tech

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

RANDOLPH, Vermont  — Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology Program, in partnership with the Vermont Flight Academy, has received a Twin Seabee amphibious aircraft that was recently donated by a southern California couple. Continue Reading →

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Guardian Avionics ships 5000th Carbon Monoxide Detector

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

TUCSON, Ariz. — Guardian Avionics, which got its start in 2000 with the development of a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector, recently shipped its 5000th unit. Continue Reading →

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Commemorative Air Force to host Education Day for local students

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

DALLAS - The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host a free Education Day for students across North Texas on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Dallas Executive Airport as part of the CAF WWII Air Expo. Continue Reading →

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Clecall debuts cleco pliers

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

ROCKLIN, Calif. — The Clecall Company has introduced a new cleco plier. Continue Reading →