Pacific Coast Avionics is a Garmin top ten dealer 18 years in a row

Pacific Coast Avionics has been recognized as a Garmin Elite Platinum Dealer for 2013. Wayne McGhee, Garmin Western Regional Sales Manager presented Dewey Conroy, Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Coast Avionics on July 10. “Our Company has held the status of a Top Ten Elite Garmin Dealer every year since 1997 and we are pleased to continue that designation for calendar year 2013,” said Conroy. “This is a particularly prestigious designation since there are over 800 Garmin dealers worldwide.” [Read more...]

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BackcountryPilot.org: 400-hp Zenith CH801

A Ford V-8 400-horsepower Zenith CH801 is not all that common. Want to see, and hear one? Hop over to BackcountryPilot.org to read Zane Jacobson’s great write up and watch smartly edited video.

V(max) Coffee fuels GA

Pilots drink a fair amount of coffee. Taxi up to an FBO and chances are high there is a some sort of coffee available. Quality and taste is debatable. V(max) Coffee seeks to change that.

The new coffee company debuted at this year’s Northwest Aviation Conference in Washington state, with the stated mission of from farm to cup at “maximum possible speed,” says James Cummiskey, managing director.

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Correction: GlobalParts website

We reported in Thursday’s edition of The Pulse of Aviation e-newsletter that GlobalParts Group purchased the Type Certificate of the Meyers Aircraft Model 200. We included an incorrect link to GlobalParts website. The correct website address is GlobalParts.aero.

Is CBP backing down?

Could it be true? Is the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol really making changes to its intercept policy? A story by National Public Radio sure seems to indicate changes are in process. Give the story a listen.

Video: Alaska shakes off winter

This year, Alaska shook off the winter in style. The Alaska Airmen’s Association held its 17th Great Alaska Aviation Gathering at the massive FedEx Maintenance Hangar at Anchorage International Airport on May 3-4. The clear blue skies and light breezes delivered thousands to the airport for the show.

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Video: Chino Warbird Airshow

Frederick A. Johnsen attended last weekend’s Chino Warbird Airshow and put together a nice video of the action. See below or on YouTube.

Idaho Aviation Expo set for May 16-17

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The annual Idaho Aviation Expo, May 16-17 this year, is once again taking place in the 30,000-square-foot Aero Mark hangar at IDA. Admission is $10 at the door, but I’ve got some “Free Admission” tickets. Send me an email if you are interested. [Read more...]

Privateer taking shape

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The nearly decade long dream of John Meekins is taking shape — literally. The Privateer, an amphibious turbine pusher, has been in development for more than seven years.

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