Barksdale AFB Open House and Air Show features Thunderbirds

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. — Barksdale Air Force Base, in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, is hosting the annual Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26-27.

This free event invites the public onto Barksdale’s military base located in Bossier City, Louisiana. to watch the air show with a line-up of more than 25 performances by Barksdale pilots, civilian and other aerobatic pilots, including the famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Boeing B-52.

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Frasca integrates Garmin’s GTN 650 into sims

Frasca International recently delivered flight training devices (FTDs) with Garmin GTN 650 avionics.

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Tennessee law firm expands practice with focus on UAS

NASHVILLE — Bone McAllester Norton has expanded its Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law practice group to include legal services in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones.

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New video help pilots make decisions on Cirrus aircraft for sale

Innovation Aircraft Sales operator Jeff Baber has created a video series to assist those looking to buy a Cirrus aircraft for sale.

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Jetmobile debuts at SUN ‘n FUN

So just what does a 747 captain think about while he’s flying over the ocean? If you are Paul Holmes, you’re thinking, “That number one engine would look really good on wheels.” After a lot of scribbles on bar napkins and a lengthy discussion with his wife, the Holmes Jetmobile was born.

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Organizations call on FAA to expedite UAS rulemaking

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined 31 other organizations to send a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations in the U.S. airspace.

The letter also calls on the FAA to allow the limited use of small UAS for commercial purposes before the final rulemaking is completed.

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Flying with Diabetes fly-in planned

A Flying With Diabetes weekend is planned for July 26-27 at Council Bluffs Airport (KCBF) in Iowa.

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Able Flight awards nine new scholarships

It’s a record setting year for Able Flight with nine new scholarships awarded to date. Six of the recipients will soon begin their training at Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology, one has completed a career training course, and two others are upgrading their pilot certificates.

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Oklahoma governor extends aerospace industry tax credits

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill extending tax incentives until 2018 to new engineers ,as well as their employers, in Oklahoma’s aerospace industry.

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TAS launches turbine sales division

TAS Aircraft Sales has launched a turbine aircraft sales division, which will offer a range of aircraft brokerage and acquisition services, specifically aimed at helping owners of high-­performance piston aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22, and the transition into light turbine aircraft, such as the Eclipse 500.

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