The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

The retail price of avgas continues to climb with fewer refineries supplying it. Aircraft parts, never cheap, increase in cost each year. Smaller airports close and larger airports raise hangar rents. Fewer private pilots are flying today than 10years ago,... Continue Reading →

A type club for type clubs

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area. Continue Reading →

West Star Aviation to open new maintenance facility at ALN

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

West Star Aviation is nearing completion of its new 47,000-square-foot maintenance facility at its East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location. In addition to the new maintenance facility, the multimillion dollar expansion includes a 14,000-square-foot wood shop and 6,000-square-foot accessory repair shop,... Continue Reading →

S-TEC and Chelton Flight Systems acquired in management buyout

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems and S‐TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout. Continue Reading →

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Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply. Continue Reading →

New features for Garmin Pilot for Android

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for Android adds new interactive features, including track-up orientation, faster map rendering, higher resolution at tighter zoom levels and SafeTaxi integration on the moving map display. Continue Reading →

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Trojan Phylers at Air Power Expo

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Based south of Fort Worth, Texas, the Trojan Phlyers Demonstration Team is gearing up for its performance in the first airshow NAS JRB Ft Worth has had in several years. The Trojan Phlyers will perform at the joint reserve base... Continue Reading →

Area 51 revealed in April 26 lectures at Museum of Flight

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

SEATTLE — The realities of the Area 51 secret Air Force flight facility at Groom Lake, Nev., will be discussed during a day of lectures and book signings at the Museum of Flight April 26. Continue Reading →

Poor fuel management leads to off-airport landing

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Fowler’s Bluff, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of about 3,000 feet AGL when the engine lost all power. Continue Reading →

What do we want?

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

There’s a great scene in the movie, “Field of Dreams,” that sticks in my head. Kevin Costner’s character has taken the character played by James Earl Jones to a baseball game. Kevin plays an innocent who has an unlikely story... Continue Reading →

First UAS test site operational

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a-half months ahead of schedule. The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of... Continue Reading →

Wisconsin passes aviation-friendly law

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

MADISON, Wis. — It took two years, but thanks to the leadership of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the efforts of several supporters, Wisconsin’s Recreational Use Statute (RUS) has been amended to include noncommercial aviation. Continue Reading →

AirVenture NOTAM now available

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport... Continue Reading →

Fighter pilot Brian Shul to speak at 2014 Aviation Summit in Palm Springs

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Former United States Air Force fighter pilot Major Brian Shul will be one of the keynote speakers for this year’s 2014 Aviation Summit, set for Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in Palm Springs. Continue Reading →

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

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The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying

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The retail price of avgas continues to climb with fewer refineries supplying it. Aircraft parts, never cheap, increase in cost each year. Smaller airports close and larger airports raise hangar rents. Fewer private pilots are flying today than 10years ago,... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

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Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area. Continue Reading →

Aircraft

A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor fuel management leads to off-airport landing

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Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Fowler’s Bluff, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of about 3,000 feet AGL when the engine lost all power. Continue Reading →

Products

bench bender brake

Bend metal with ease

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Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply. Continue Reading →