IsisCopter taps Robotic Skies for maintenance Services

IsisCopter, a custom manufacturer of multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) airframes, has selected the Robotic Skies Service Center network for ongoing inspections and field maintenance for its commercial line of products.

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Mid-Continent celebrates 50 years

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, an industry leader in the overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments and avionics, will mark its 50th anniversary in October 2014.

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Bob Hoover to receive Outstanding Aviator Award

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Wings Club and International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) will honor Bob Hoover with the fifth annual Outstanding Aviator Award.

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DuPage unveils $4.2 million renovation

WEST CHICAGO, IL – DuPage Airport has completed a two-year, $4.2 million upgrade to its passenger and crew areas. The project includes an updated lobby and renovated restrooms, state-of-the-art crew lounges, new customer entrances, and upgraded facilities for the U.S. Customs.

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Aviation saves the day… again

The story, true from start to finish, could not have been written better. In fact, it could serve double duty as a math problem so many of us recall from our time in school.

A young high school athlete needs to be in two places at roughly the same time. On one end, in Toledo, Wash., to lay her 58-year-old father to rest following his year-long battle with melanoma. One the other end, in Yakima, Wash. (about 140 miles away) to play in the Washington State 2A Girls Basketball Championship game.

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FltPlan adds Velocity Weather by Baron Services News Release

FltPlan now offers Velocity Weather by Baron. The enhanced features include United States and Canadian radar, visible and Infrared (IR) Satellite, Surface Analysis and Echo Tops.

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Aircraft Spruce contest winner to ride with Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

Are you going to SUN ‘n FUN? Want a chance to win a ride with the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team? You’re in luck. Swing by the Aircraft Spruce & Specialty contest page, sign-up, like Aircraft Spruce on Facebook and get ready for the ride of a lifetime… if you win.

Maybe we aren’t as old as we think

If I told you 25-29 year olds with a third class medical were the largest segment of aviators, would you believe me? Thankfully, you don’t have to take my word for it. Download the 2012 Aerospace Medical Certification Statistical Handbook for a little light reading.

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Video: ‘Scariest take off I’ve ever seen’

Using an airplane to trim the tops of trees is a bad idea. FlightChops posted this video to his YouTube channel in an effort to learn from the mistake of another. Fortunately a narrow gap just to the left of centerline allowed a little extra space. Too bad it was needed. See the video below or on YouTube.

Link: ‘Crashing a Belite Airplane’

James Wiebe, owner of Belite Aircraft, has an opinion. He’s one of the more transparent people I’ve met. It doesn’t surprise me he wrote about the accident of a Belite UltraCub on his website. The details of this stall/spin accident, in which the pilot survived, is eye-opening.