Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area.

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West Star Aviation to open new maintenance facility at ALN

West Star Aviation is nearing completion of its new 47,000-square-foot maintenance facility at its East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location.

In addition to the new maintenance facility, the multimillion dollar expansion includes a 14,000-square-foot wood shop and 6,000-square-foot accessory repair shop, bringing the East Alton facilities from 250,000 to 317,300 square feet with approximately 300 employees.

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S-TEC and Chelton Flight Systems acquired in management buyout

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems and S‐TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout.

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Bend metal with ease

Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply.

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New features for Garmin Pilot for Android

The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for Android adds new interactive features, including track-up orientation, faster map rendering, higher resolution at tighter zoom levels and SafeTaxi integration on the moving map display.

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Trojan Phylers at Air Power Expo

Based south of Fort Worth, Texas, the Trojan Phlyers Demonstration Team is gearing up for its performance in the first airshow NAS JRB Ft Worth has had in several years.

The Trojan Phlyers will perform at the joint reserve base April 26-27.

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Area 51 revealed in April 26 lectures at Museum of Flight

SEATTLE — The realities of the Area 51 secret Air Force flight facility at Groom Lake, Nev., will be discussed during a day of lectures and book signings at the Museum of Flight April 26.

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First UAS test site operational

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a-half months ahead of schedule.

The FAA today granted the North Dakota Department of Commerce team a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May 5.

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Wisconsin passes aviation-friendly law

MADISON, Wis. — It took two years, but thanks to the leadership of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the efforts of several supporters, Wisconsin’s Recreational Use Statute (RUS) has been amended to include noncommercial aviation.

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AirVenture NOTAM now available

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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