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Young pilot named finalist in Entrepreneur contest

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

At just 19, John Hill already has three years under his belt working the front desk at an FBO. A passionate pilot — he earned his ticket at age 17 — Hill divides his time between his work at ProJet... Continue Reading →

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Wingfoot One ushers in new era for Goodyear Blimps

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp, Wingfoot One, was christened Aug. 23 by Robin Roberts, the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” Wingfoot One officially joins Goodyear’s fleet of blimps, ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced... Continue Reading →

Wipaire receives first helicopter approval

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Wipaire has received approval for the installation of single-point fuel in the Airbus Puma 330 series helicopter.  Previously approved on fixed-wing aircraft such as the Cessna Caravan series and the Quest KODIAK, the Puma 330 is the first rotary wing application of... Continue Reading →

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Hartzell Propeller to supply props for Piaggio Avanti EVO

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Hartzell Propeller will supply new advanced lightweight propellers to Piaggio Aero Industries for its third generation twin-engine Avanti EVO. Continue Reading →

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Women in Aviation expands youth outreach

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Women in Aviation, International (WAI) has announced that the association’s “Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Day” held for the past three years during WAI’s annual conference has been expanded to include an international day to attract girls to aviation... Continue Reading →

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CTI Professional Flight Training adds sim

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — CTI Professional Flight Training has acquired a new flight simulator equipped with three-dimensional motion, accurate cockpit panel, and realistic control stick loading. CTI Professional Flight Training’s students will use the flight simulator to experience a lifelike flight mission... Continue Reading →

Master Lock aviation safety products now available

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Peerless Electronics is now distributing the full line of Master Lock Aviation Safety Products. The new featured products are aircraft circuit breaker lockout/tagouts. Continue Reading →

Professional Aviation Associates expands hose shop

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates reports that its Parker Hannifin Stratoflex hose shop recently received recertification and has increased in size and capabilities. Continue Reading →

CFI turns fuel off in flight

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Bardstown, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The CFI and student pilot had practiced various maneuvers during the training flight and were returning to the airport. The airplane was about 2,500 feet AGL and within gliding... Continue Reading →

Brrrrr, ka-ching

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

If you’re connected to social media in any way, you’ve no doubt spent a good deal of time in recent weeks watching people get wet. Like flagpole sitting, goldfish swallowing, and stuffing as many college kids into a VW bug... Continue Reading →

Video: Jamie Beckett’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

As always, our Politics for Pilots columnist looks at things just a bit differently…Here’s his take on the challenge: Continue Reading →

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AOPA’s Bruce Landsberg to retire

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

One of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). As president of the AOPA Foundation and executive director of the AOPA Air Safety... Continue Reading →

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Video: Bruce Bohannon accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Bruce Bohannon made a name for himself as a race, aerobatic and time-to-climb pilot. Remember ‘Pushy Galore’ or the ‘Exxon Flyin Tiger’? Well, then you remember Bruce. Well, he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and put his own “spin”... Continue Reading →

AvNav releases an Android alternative for EFBs

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

AvNav EFB now offers pilots an Android solution for flight planning and navigation with many features that previously were only available to iPad and iPhone users. Continue Reading →

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ProAdvantage now available for King Airs

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Beechcraft will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet. Continue Reading →