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UAS test site adds runway

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi now has an airport and runway in its approved flight ranges. The FAA recently approved a new range to test and fly unmanned aircraft... Continue Reading →

Channel Islands Aviation partners with SBBCollege to offer new aviation program

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Channel Islands Aviation has partnered with Santa Barbara Business College in California in a new, accredited program — Associate of Science in Aviation. Continue Reading →

Sierra Industries to develop upgrade program for Cessna bizjets

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Sierra Industries, Ltd., part of the SkyWay Group, has launched a new program of performance upgrades to the Cessna 525 Citation Jet series. Continue Reading →

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Sullenberger featured guest at Pacific Aviation Museum gala

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

HONOLULU — “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s Hudson River, will be this year’s guest speaker at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl... Continue Reading →

Aviation career fair slated

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

CLEARWATER, Fla. — National Aviation Academy (NAA) is hosting a fall career fair on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Companies scheduled to attend include: Aerotek, American Flyers, Boeing South Carolina, Bombardier Learjet, Cape Air,... Continue Reading →

Baffle kits now available for Piper PA-44-180 Seminole

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

BIG LAKE, ALASKA — Airforms’ growing line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes components for all Piper PA-44-180 Seminole twin engine aircraft. Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA (Part Manufacturing Approval) this week through its continued work with the FAA... Continue Reading →

Drunk pilot crashes

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Fredericksburg, Va. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: During takeoff in good visibility and calm wind, about 100 feet above ground level, the airplane banked 90° to the left and descended in a spiral until hitting... Continue Reading →

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Video: Championship Sunday at the Reno Air Races

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Steve Hinton flew to another Unlimited Class Gold Championship at the Reno Air Races on Sunday. Airailimages was on hand and filed this video report… Continue Reading →

Common financial mistake vs. uncommon financial opportunity

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

While listening to the inimitable Clark Howard, a popular radio personality who offers financial advice, I learned an interesting tidbit of information. It seems auto loans are being taken out for longer and longer periods of time. The average auto... Continue Reading →

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Questions abound on FAA’s news about alternative fuels

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Was it only me, or did anyone else find the press release by the FAA announcing that it has selected four fuels for further testing to replace 100LL this fall to be a bit peculiar?  In case you you missed it,... Continue Reading →

Flying Physicians urge swift medical reform

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number... Continue Reading →

General aviation accidents decrease in 2013

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics Sept. 15, which show an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents, from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013. Continue Reading →

NTSB study on drug use criticized by GA groups

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board is “incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution,” according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Continue Reading →

Apps make flying safer

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

A report by Aviation International News’s Matt Thurber notes that smartphone apps can help warn pilots about hypoxia, including Masimo’s iSpO2, which has a fingertip sensor that plugs into an Apple iOS or Android device, then reports blood oxygenation, pulse... Continue Reading →

Pilot Mall hosts free BBQ

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

LAKELAND, Florida — Pilot Mall will host a free BBQ for lunch for fly-in/drive-in pilots, as well as the teachers attending “Classroom to the Sky” at SUN ‘n FUN Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lakeland-Linder Airport (LAL). Continue Reading →