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

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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17th Alaska Airmen’s event a success

ANCHORAGE – The 17th Annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering came off without a hitch this past weekend, May 3-4. Housed inside the massive FedEx Maintenance Hangar at Anchorage International Airport, more than 275 exhibitors, indoor and outdoor static aircraft and a large handful of seminars were packed into the two-day event.

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New line of towbars from Picker Tugs and Towbars

Pilots pulling an airplane through wet grass, soft soil, mud or loose sand or gravel often struggle. In response, Arizona-based Picker Tugs and Towbars designed the HD Baby Bush B-series manual towbar. The new line of towbars features four 10-inch flat free turf tires making it easier to pull LSA up to Stearman over a variety of surfaces.

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How I Did It: Cirrus Aircraft’s Dale Klapmeier

I read a good many “How I Did It” type stories in various business magazines. It is always interesting to learn that “now successful” business operators struggled with the same challenges I, and many others, struggle with. So when I learned that Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier would be in the Seattle area retelling his “How I Did It” type story, I had to sign on.

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10,000 miles in an LSA in a month-and-a-half

BOISE, Idaho – From one end of the United States, and back, to the other end, and back. Paul Leadabrand of Stick & Rudder Aviation flew his Kitfox S-LSA from Boise to Lakeland, Florida, for the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In and back to Boise — a 4,800-mile round-trip so the Rotax 914-powered “Big Foot” edition of the Kitfox could be on display at the Rotax booth.

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