A type club for backcountry pilots

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

New to backcountry flying and want a great place to find out how to get started? Or are you a veteran backcountry pilot looking for like-minded souls? Whichever you may be, you are in luck. There’s a meeting place on... Continue Reading →

NASA to crash helicopter to test safety improvements

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

NASA researchers will crash a 45-foot-long  helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot height for the second time in a year — all in the name of safety. Continue Reading →

Bob Hoover to honored with Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation legend Bob Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for “…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United... Continue Reading →

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Hartzell receives PMA for fuel pumps

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Hartzell Engine Technologies has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for is new 202F series fuel pumps. “We designed, developed and certified our new 202F series fuel pumps to fill a need in the market. The original Crane/Lear Romec RG9570... Continue Reading →

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Avidyne extends agreement with Duncan

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Avidyne Corporation has extended its repair service agreement with Duncan Aviation, of Lincoln, Nebraska, to include Avidyne’s EX500 series of multi-function displays (MFD). Continue Reading →

USI taps Robotic Skies for maintenance

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Unmanned Systems Incorporated (USI), a manufacturer of fixed wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) used for training, has selected Robotic Skies as its maintenance and repair provider for its fleet of aircraft. Continue Reading →

Synergy Flight Center at BMI joins Avfuel network

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. —  Synergy Flight Center at Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (BMI), recently gained approval to sell fuel at the airport and has since joined the Avfuel Branded FBO Network to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP Rewards. Continue Reading →

Frosting for Flight judges named

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Oshkosh chapter of Women in Aviation, International, has revealed the names of its “celebrity judges” for the organization’s fourth annual Frosting for Flight cupcake competition. The event raises funds for the chapter’s $500 Spirit of Flight... Continue Reading →

Ground loop for Birddog

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna L-19. Injuries: None. Location: Lancaster, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot landed the tailwheel-equipped airplane on the main wheels and upon slowing to about 20 mph, lowered the tailwheel to the runway. Continue Reading →

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 →