Internationally awesome

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

Last week I spent some time in Washington D.C. I had business in the area, but like most of us, when I get in the vicinity of the Mall, the monuments, and the Capital building, I find myself wanting to... Continue Reading →

Two killed in crash at Young Eagles rally

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

An accident at a Young Eagles rally killed a 78-year-old pilot and 14-year-old boy Saturday near Buffalo, N.Y. According to a report from NBC News, a Cessna 172 crashed into a Searey aircraft, killing the two on board the C-172.... Continue Reading →

AOPA Medical Advisory Board urges quick action on medical reform

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate. Continue Reading →

FltPlan celebrates 15th anniversary

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

SOUTHBURY, Conn. —  Flight planning service provider FltPlan is now supporting more than 150,000 aviation professionals and private pilots as it celebrates its 15-year anniversary. Continue Reading →

Improved FBO facility now open at Sandpoint Airport

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

SANDPOINT, Idaho – Phillips 66 Aviation-branded dealer Granite Aviation recently opened its doors for business at a new FBO facility, located at Sandpoint Airport (SZT). The $1.6 million facility boasts a new 3,700 square foot terminal, a 7,000 square foot... Continue Reading →

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Airforms awarded PMA for Helio Courier axle

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

BIG LAKE, Alaska — Airforms, Inc. has announced another addition to its line of PMA replacement parts. This latest addition is Airforms’ Part Number AF250-040-495, a direct replacement for Helio part number 250-040-495 on all H-295 S/Ns. Continue Reading →

CAV Ice Protection opens TKS Repair Station

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

NEW CENTURY, Kan. – CAV Ice Protection has received FAA approval to operate a repair station at its North American Operations Center at the New Century Airport (KIXD) near Kansas City. The limited accessory repair station is approved to repair and... Continue Reading →


New book, ‘ATC and Inflight Emergencies,’ published

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

Written by a flight instructor with more than 40 years of experience in collaboration with air traffic control (ATC) specialists,  a new book, “ATC and Inflight Emergencies: What ATC Specialists Should Know About the Piloting Environment,” provides air traffic controllers with... Continue Reading →

Poor decisions lead to crash

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Tillatoba, Miss. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: When the pilot planned the long cross-country flight, he told flight service personnel that he expected to have to deviate due to thunderstorms. The pilot stated that he would... Continue Reading →

Possible terrorist threats keep GA vigilant

Posted on September 28th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When conditions in the Middle East erupted and President Obama unleashed air power on the Islamic State, officials at many general aviation organizations here became jittery over ISIL threats to retaliate on American soil. If there is... Continue Reading →

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Falcon Ridge Airpark to auction off lots

Posted on September 28th, 2014 by

YAKIMA, Wash. – A real estate auction isn’t always a good thing, unless it is. Too often we read of foreclosure auctions in the press. Well, the Falcon Ridge Airpark auction isn’t one them. Back to that in a minute.... Continue Reading →


Did they hear you?

Posted on September 28th, 2014 by

As Dad and I flew over top of Memphis International Airport we realized, too late, it had gotten very quiet on the radio. Turns out we — Dad actually — had keyed the mic in the Baron and hadn’t realized.... Continue Reading →

Raisbeck begins certification testing for King Air composite propellers

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by

Raisbeck Engineering’s latest development in swept-blade propeller technology, the new Composite Swept-Blade 5-way Propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350 series, has begun FAA certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. The Raisbeck/Hartzell team completed all ground and flight vibration and... Continue Reading →

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Garmin G5000 completes first flight on Beechjet 400A

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by

Garmin recently celebrated the maiden flight of the Beechjet 400A featuring the G5000 Integrated Flight Deck. Continue Reading →


New officers for NASAO

Posted on September 27th, 2014 by

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since... Continue Reading →