Applications now being accepted for helicopter scholarships

Posted on August 30th, 2014 by

The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) has long recognized the need for qualified commercial helicopter pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians — the current shortage is very real and many experienced pilots and maintenance technicians are nearing retirement age. HFI annually offers... Continue Reading →

NAHA awards honor volunteers, partners

Posted on August 30th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26. NAHA also awarded its Wick Wright Award to the... Continue Reading →

National Aviation Heritage Invitation celebrates 16 years at Reno

Posted on August 30th, 2014 by

RENO, Nevada — The most beautiful, pristine and historical aircraft have graced the east end of Reno-Stead Airport for the last 16 years as contestants in the annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational. The Invitational is held in conjunction every year with... Continue Reading →

Crosswind students qualify for insurance credits

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Crosswind Concepts (CC) students who complete the Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind (MDC) training session now qualify for a 5% premium credit on aviation insurance policies under Avemco’s Safety Rewards Program, according to CC manager Taylor Albrecht. Continue Reading →

Trig Avionics transponder gets FAA nod

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

Trig Avionics has received FAA STC approval of its TT31 transponder with Garmin’s GNS 400W and 500W series of GPS navigators. Trig’s TT31 transponder is a plug and play retro-fit for the KT76A and KT78A — and it’s also ADS-B Out capable too,... Continue Reading →

Connecticut teacher wins Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) reports the 2014 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Rachael Manzer, the STEM coach at the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in East Hartford, Connecticut. Continue Reading →

Tailwind takeoff leads to accident

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pawnee. Injuries: None. Location: Harvey, N.D. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: Prior to taking off on the aerial application flight, the pilot loaded applicant and fuel which, as reported by the pilot, put the airplane slightly over its maximum gross... Continue Reading →

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Video: Airshow Budapest 2014 Highlights

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

I can’t imagine the FAA approving the use of a bridge deck to launch an airshow routine. But there it is… in Budapest. Continue Reading →

House GA Caucus seeks speedy medical reform

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Thirty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to speed up the review of an FAA proposal to reform the third-class medical process. Continue Reading →

NTSB to study drug trends in aviation accidents

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will consider a study on drug use trends in aviation Sept. 9. It will examine trends in over-the-counter, prescription and illicit drug use documented from toxicology reports of pilots that died in... Continue Reading →

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Pilots plan Capital Air Tour

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The challenge of flying a general aviation airplane to all the state capitals in the lower 48, plus Alaska, in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept. It is however, the flight plan for an... Continue Reading →

Interactive map details aviation’s economic impact

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The Alliance for Aviation Across America maintains an online, interactive map that details the industry’s economic impact throughout the country — “down to your specific zip code,” noted Alliance executive director Selena Shilad — while also listing important proclamations and initiatives in support... Continue Reading →

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Smithsonian unveils laser-scanned 3D model of Wright Flyer

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane. With that same pioneer spirit, the Smithsonian recently unveiled its X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3D explorer. As part of the X 3D Collection, the 1903 Wright... Continue Reading →

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Cessna Independence facility delivers 10,000th aircraft

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Cessna Aircraft Co. recently delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to... Continue Reading →

Bearhawk Aircraft receives FAA approval for transition training

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Bearhawk Aircraft has received the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina, has received a Letter of Deviation... Continue Reading →