Aircraft

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 →

Aspen Avionics receives FAA OK for glass panel for VFR pilots

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display system, has received FAA certification for its Evolution VFR PFD, a glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) environment. Deliveries begin this month. Continue Reading →

Hartzell names Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller recommended service facility

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Hartzell Propeller has appointed Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller at Palm Beach County Airport (KLNA), in West Palm Beach, Fla., as a Recommended Service Facility. Continue Reading →

Hard landing for Cessna

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Richmond, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during touch and go practice on a training flight. Continue Reading →

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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 →