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Pipistrel’s new electric trainer makes first flight

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by

WATTsUP, Pipistrel’s new two-seat electric trainer took its maiden flight Aug. 22. Continue Reading →

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Wisian to be airshow marshal at Heart of Texas Airshow

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by

WACO, Texas — The Heart Of Texas Airshow will take to the skies Saturday, Sept. 27, at Texas State Technical College airport. Serving as air show marshal will be Major General Kenneth Wisian, the Deputy Adjutant General-Air for Texas and Commander of... Continue Reading →

CATS Testing Center opens at GMU

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by

A new CATS Testing Center has opened at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in Greenville, S.C. Continue Reading →

Fuel starvation brings down Lancair

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Lancair IV. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Winnsboro, La. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The purpose of the flight was to calibrate the fuel system on the homebuilt aircraft. Several witnesses on the ground heard an increase in engine rpm consistent with the pilot... Continue Reading →

Calling all innovators!

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

The September issues of General Aviation News will spotlight innovators. You know an innovation when you see one. The kind of product or service that makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Do you know of a product... Continue Reading →

Exit ramps, profit, and Yourtown USA

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

It is well known in most circles that airlines travel on highways in the sky. Admittedly, most folks don’t know those highways are called airways, but the name is logical, whether the general public knows it or not. However, few... Continue Reading →

Napa Airport provides staging area for earthquake response

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

When the largest quake to hit Northern California since 1989 struck just south of Napa in the early morning of Aug. 24, its epicenter was less than 2 miles from Napa County Airport (APC), but the airfield stayed open and... Continue Reading →

FAA offers new weather reporting tool for pilots

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

The FAA is encouraging the use of a new tool for electronic submission of pilot weather reports (PIREPs). The tool is located on the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website, and lets pilot enter... Continue Reading →

Final fly-in for Art Scholl Aviation at Rialto Airport

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

Nearly 100 pilots flew in from all over Aug. 31 to mark the closure of Art Scholl Aviation, a staple at Rialto Municipal Airport for 36 years. The impromptu fly-in also commemorated the impending closure of the Rialto airport later this year, according to a... Continue Reading →

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Hartzell Trailblazer prop approved for Husky

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

Hartzell Propeller has received Supplemental Type Certificate approval from the FAA for installation of the company’s new Swept-Tip Trailblazer propellers on all Aviat Husky utility aircraft. Continue Reading →

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BrightLine Bags reconfigures The Flex System

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

BrightLine Bags has reconfigured the Flex System, its modular gear-bag product line. Continue Reading →

LoPresti debuts Cessna Citation safety upgrade

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

LoPresti Aviation has released an upgrade on the BoomBeam HID light kit for Citation. The BoomBeam HID lights are approved for the recognition, landing and taxi lights. “LoPresti has been in the BoomBeam lighting business for Citation’s for many years,” says... Continue Reading →

Maule caught in crosswind

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Maule MXT-180A. Injuries: None. Location: Manzanita, Ore. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot said everything seemed normal as the airplane crossed over the trees on final approach, and it was lined up with the runway centerline. But before the plane... Continue Reading →

License or certificate?

Posted on August 31st, 2014 by

If you pilot an aircraft, you probably tell friends you have a pilot’s license. Right? Maybe. What you have now is a pilot’s CERTIFICATE. The FAA issues LICENSES for commercial space transportation. Continue Reading →

NTSB wants your thoughts

Posted on August 31st, 2014 by

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comments regarding its proposed changes to rules governing investigation procedures. The agency proposes to organize its procedures into mode-specific subparts to make the rules easier to... Continue Reading →