Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle Raid

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 19. Surviving Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be present for the day’s events at Paine Field (PAE) in Washington state.

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New EAA video answers questions about FAA MedXPress

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — A new video from the Experimental Aircraft Association is answering the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form.

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SAFE Toolkit App now available For iPads, iPhones, Androids

An iPhone and iPad version of the SAFE Toolkit app is now available.

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Wright factory fundraising study launches

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has launched a feasibility study for a capital fundraising campaign for the Wright brothers’ factory site.

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Missouri governor declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon has declared April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation accounts for $857 million in annual economic activity, and supports more than 7,000 jobs statewide.

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Ameritech offers Electroair electronic ignition system

Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, now offers the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Lycoming O, IO and AEIO-540 six cylinder engines.

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Going green at Laconia Airport

By Carol Lee Anderson

GILFORD. N.H. – Earth Day is celebrated in numerous ways throughout the nation, and at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), “going green” is a just normal part of conducting daily business.

If anyone thinks that the airport that lies in the heart of the Lakes Region isn’t constantly working toward making sure its operations are earth-friendly, they are in for a pleasant surprise.

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FAA completes equipment installation for NextGen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

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TRL named Texas GA Airport of the Year

The Terrell Municipal Airport (TRL) has been recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation as the 2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year.

“It is an honor to be recognized for years of hard work,” Terrell Assistant City Manager Mike Sims told The Terrell Tribune. “This is a statement of a job well done and it means folks who have never before visited our airport will give us a look. That’s more business and more opportunities to impress.”

National Aviation Heritage Invitational celebrates Sweet 16

RENO, Nevada — The 16th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked off today with a call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage trophy. The event is held in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races. Sept 10-14.

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