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Water and air: MAF floatplanes serve remote communities

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

By JENNIFER PERRY WOLF “Up to this point in my pilot experience, flying floats is the most challenging flying I have EVER done! It’s also the FUNNEST flying I have ever done.” So says Sean Cannon, a pilot for Mission Aviation... Continue Reading →

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Flight Design goes global

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

For many years, German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for major markets,... Continue Reading →

Tracking system targeting private pilots

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection tracking system in Riverside, Calif., that uses an extensive radar network to monitor flights across the nation is nabbing drug smugglers — but according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, it’s... Continue Reading →

Free Preflight Weather Analysis Course available

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Find-it Fast Books now offers a free 440-page preflight weather analysis course for pilots of all experience levels. The PDF format course may be completed online or downloaded and shared with other pilots to desktops, laptops and tablet computers. Continue Reading →

Florida governor proclaims April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared April “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation supports 54,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual economic activity. Continue Reading →

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections. Continue Reading →

NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Continue Reading →

New flight school launches at GMU

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Stratos Aviation Flight School has launched at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. Continue Reading →

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Accessories introduced for GoPro and iPhone

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Sporty’s and NFlight Technologies have introduced the first variable propeller filters for pilots flying with the GoPro or iPhone. These filters can be combined with headset audio cables to make complete cockpit video kits, according to Sporty’s officials. Continue Reading →

Failure to follow procedure proves fatal

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Anderson, S.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with a CFI. The CFI then got out of the airplane and instructed the pilot to do three takeoffs and landings... Continue Reading →

Max Conrad: The early years

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

When he died in 1979, Max Conrad was known the world over as the “Flying Grandfather.” A long-distance record breaker in light aircraft, most notably the Piper Comanche, Max was generally credited with more flying time than any other pilot... Continue Reading →

EASA STC granted for diesel Archers

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine. Continue Reading →

Tecnam reports success at SUN ‘n FUN

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Tecnam reports its most successful visit ever to the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, with both the announcement of the launch of Tecnam USA Inc.’s dedicated facilities in Sebring, Florida, and sales orders on 12... Continue Reading →

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Trailer for new Disney Planes movie premieres

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

The new “Thunder” trailer for Disney’s PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE is now available on Disney.com. Check it out here. The movie opens in theaters July 18. Continue Reading →

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Barksdale AFB Open House and Air Show features Thunderbirds

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. — Barksdale Air Force Base, in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, is hosting the annual Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26-27. This free event invites the public... Continue Reading →

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Water and air: MAF floatplanes serve remote communities

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By JENNIFER PERRY WOLF “Up to this point in my pilot experience, flying floats is the most challenging flying I have EVER done! It’s also the FUNNEST flying I have ever done.” So says Sean Cannon, a pilot for Mission Aviation... Continue Reading →

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Max Conrad: The early years

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When he died in 1979, Max Conrad was known the world over as the “Flying Grandfather.” A long-distance record breaker in light aircraft, most notably the Piper Comanche, Max was generally credited with more flying time than any other pilot... Continue Reading →

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Tecnam reports success at SUN ‘n FUN

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Tecnam reports its most successful visit ever to the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, with both the announcement of the launch of Tecnam USA Inc.’s dedicated facilities in Sebring, Florida, and sales orders on 12... Continue Reading →

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Flight Design goes global

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For many years, German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for major markets,... Continue Reading →

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NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Continue Reading →

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NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

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Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections. Continue Reading →