AOPA lobbies for more flexibility when it comes to hangars

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is pressing the FAA to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding.

In formal comments filed Sept. 18, AOPA urges the FAA to expand its definition of “aeronautical use” and to give the owners of private hangars more freedom to use hangars as they wish.

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Nominations open for the 2015 Wichita Aero Club Trophy

Nominations are now being accepted for the Wichita Aero Club Trophy. The trophy is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization with ties to the local aviation community whose exemplary achievements and contributions in the field of aviation or aerospace deserve special recognition.

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New Compass Rose at Martin County Airport

A new compass rose pad was recently constructed at the Martin County Airport in Stuart, Florida.

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Teachers win SAFE aviation education grants

Two teachers, Sonya Williams and Joseph Perrotta, have been named recipients of the 2014 K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant Awards from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).

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Video: First flight… with his dog

Zach Sweetser’s friend Will took his dog, Huey (a Corgi) up for a first ride in Will’s Luscombe. Huey did OK. [Read more...]

Access hard-to-reach screws with new ultra-low profile screwdrivers

Snap-On Industrial has introduced new ultra-low profile screwdrivers.

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Breitling Cockpit B50 unveiled

Breitling introduced its latest timepiece for pilots, the Breitling Cockpit B50, at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevo.

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Running out of fuel proves fatal

Aircraft: Buccaneer II. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Granite Quarry, N.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The pilot added about five gallons of automotive gasoline to the airplane’s fuel tank before departing on a local flight. Witnesses saw the airplane flying at a low altitude when the engine lost power.

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Fighting Ebola with airplanes

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is supporting efforts to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). [Read more...]

Sebring LSA Expo expands its focus

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo recently expanded the categories of aircraft that it will welcome.

Starting with the 11th annual Expo, Jan. 14-17, 2015, at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida, visitors will be able to review light-sport aircraft, homebuilts, rebuilt certificated aircraft, and ultralights. Expo 2015 also will offer the first-ever aircraft sales lot, managed by Aviators Hot Line, providing an opportunity for individual aircraft owners to display aircraft they are offering for sale.

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