Fighter pilot Brian Shul to speak at 2014 Aviation Summit in Palm Springs

Former United States Air Force fighter pilot Major Brian Shul will be one of the keynote speakers for this year’s 2014 Aviation Summit, set for Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in Palm Springs.

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Desser introduces new line of backcountry tires

Desser Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced its new line of backcountry Tundra tires. The first iteration in a series of new tire releases is the Aero Classic LSA/Experimental 8.50-6 4 ply rating smooth tire.

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Finalists for Name The Blimp contest revealed

AKRON, Ohio — After receiving nearly 15,000 submissions for its national “Name the Blimp” contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp.

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SAFE wins Wolf grant

Aviation safety outreach by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) was strengthened last week with a generous grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to continue and expand SAFE – The Magazine, the society’s quarterly e-magazine.

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Patty Wagstaff to appear at Build A Plane’s Teachers’ Day

Three-time national aerobatic champion and International Aerospace Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff will speak at Build A Plane’s 2014 Teachers’ Day on Tuesday, July 29, at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

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South Dakota CAP Wing to undergo evaluation

Beginning today, the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol was placed on alert to commence a week-long emergency services exercise. Every two years the U.S. Air Force evaluates the capability and effectiveness of each wing’s personnel, equipment, vehicles and aircraft to successfully carry out assigned missions such as air and ground search and rescue and homeland security operations.

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Water and air: MAF floatplanes serve remote communities

By JENNIFER PERRY WOLF

“Up to this point in my pilot experience, flying floats is the most challenging flying I have EVER done! It’s also the FUNNEST flying I have ever done.” So says Sean Cannon, a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship, who is based in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Flight Design goes global

For many years, German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for major markets, including the U.S. and China.

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Tracking system targeting private pilots

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection tracking system in Riverside, Calif., that uses an extensive radar network to monitor flights across the nation is nabbing drug smugglers — but according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, it’s also snaring many more law-abiding private pilots, who say federal officers working with local police are detaining them and searching their planes without legal justification.

 

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-aircraft-searches-20140415,0,7828658.story#ixzz2zEzu16Oq

Free Preflight Weather Analysis Course available

Find-it Fast Books now offers a free 440-page preflight weather analysis course for pilots of all experience levels. The PDF format course may be completed online or downloaded and shared with other pilots to desktops, laptops and tablet computers.

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