Wanted: Photos and stories of the airpark lifestyle

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The August issues of General Aviation News will focus on living the residential airpark lifestyle. For those of you who are living the dream, do you have some great photos of your airpark or airpark home that you’d like to... Continue Reading →

AirSide Door to showcase new hydraulic doors at Oshkosh

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by

When the AirSide Door team decided to launch their new brand of hydraulic lift doors, they decided that EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh was the place to be. The AirSide team, based out of Florida, and comprised of engineers, designers, installers,... Continue Reading →

Poor maintenance brings down twin

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Twin Comanche Injuries: None. Location: Bragg City, Mo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot said the right engine stopped producing power in flight and that he was unable to maintain altitude. He made a forced landing to a field... Continue Reading →

Searey Feature

Flying the Searey

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

I’m retired, so officially every day is a day off. But I do a lot of writing and lately, I’ve been looking for a little more fun in my new home state of Florida. Last week, I kicked around some... Continue Reading →

RV12 Photo by Ed Hicks

Van’s debuts Dynon Skyview touch panel for RV-12

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Just in time for EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Van’s Aircraft and Dynon Avionics have introduced the dual-screen Dynon Skyview Touch option for the factory-built RV-12, available Sept. 1. Continue Reading →

Think Global Flight resumes around the world flight to promote education

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Think Global Flight, in partnership with Ardwin Freight, will soon depart from Burbank, Calif., for completion of its around the world flight in a Citation Mustang under Captain Judy Rice’s command. Second Officer will be Ardwin Freight president and owner,... Continue Reading →

Aero Glass

Video: What ‘Augmented Reality Aerial Navigation’ looks like

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

The tagline is “Augmented Reality Aerial Navigation.” I’m more likely to call, “WOW!” Check out this video to see what I mean… Continue Reading →

Bluetooth technology helps paper planes take off

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

TORONTO – PowerUp 3.0 has taken the average origami paper plane and transformed it into a paper drone by using the latest in Bluetooth Smart Technology and a free app for iPhone and Android devices. Continue Reading →

Redbird sponsors MyGoFlight’s iPad EFB Challenge

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Redbird Flight Simulations is now a sponsor of the MyGoFlight iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition, a seminar and contest series challenging pilots to get the most out of their iPads and other tablet devices. This Challenge Edition series builds... Continue Reading →

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Eclipse names second European Gold Service Center

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) has expanded its international service center network for Eclipse 500 and Eclipse 550 twin-engine jets (pictured), adding General Enterprises as its second European Gold Service Center. General Enterprises will provide maintenance, inspections, parts and warranty support,... Continue Reading →

NTSB heads to Oshkosh

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener (pictured) and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28 -Aug. 3. During the week-long event, Weener and NTSB staff... Continue Reading →

IAWA slates 26th anniversary conference in Seattle

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold leadership positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, will hold its 26th Annual Conference Oct. 15-17, 2014 in Seattle at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Continue Reading →

Archer joins GAMA as director of engineering and airworthiness

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jonathan Archer, a 24-year aviation industry veteran, has joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness. Continue Reading →

Wet grass, no brakes bad combination

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six. Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor. Location: Elkader, Iowa. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, he approached the intended destination airport and descended from 5,500 feet to 2,000 feet MSL in order to remain clear of clouds. The... Continue Reading →

Ask Paul: Tips to troubleshoot high oil temps

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Q: I have a 1998 Maule with an O-360 engine. I have the original needle oil temperature gauge, as well as a JPI-730 engine analyzer, and they both read the same temperature during all phases of flight. My annual was... Continue Reading →

Air Tractor president briefs Congressional staff

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jim Hirsch, president of Air Tractor, and a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), briefed staff of the U.S. House of Representatives this week on the Export-Import Bank’s importance to small businesses. Based in Olney, Texas,... Continue Reading →