Upwind Summer Scholarship recipients now private pilots

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program congratulates its 2014 winners for successfully completing the program. Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif., were chosen from a large pool of impressive applications to receive a complete primary flight training program including ground school, flight training, and all the corresponding materials and mentoring.

Julie and Stephen went from ground school to check ride in only five months — they started ground school in April, flight training in June, and finished up with their Private Pilot checkrides in August.
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Aircraft Spruce slates Customer Appreciation Day

Aircraft Spruce will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 4, at all three of its locations: Corona, California, close to the Corona Airport (KAJO) from 7 am-3 pm, Aircraft Spruce East in Peachtree City, Georgia, beside Falcon Field (KFFC) from 8 am-4 p.m., or Aircraft Spruce Canada at the Brantford Municipal Airport (CYFD) in Ontario from 8 am-3 pm.

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iPad kneeboards available from Sporty’s

Sporty’s now offers a selection of kneeboards for the use of all iPad models in the cockpit.

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Airforms awarded new FAA PMA approvals for Caravans

BIG LAKE, ALASKA — Airforms continues to grow its line of PMA replacement offerings for the fleet of Caravan family aircraft. Airforms Part Numbers AF2615180-1 (LH Crew Door Panel) and AF2615180-2 (RH Crew Door Panel) are direct replacements for Cessna P/N’s 2615180-1 and -2.

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Ivanoff wins Texas Red Bull Air Races

FORT WORTH, Texas – Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff won the Red Bull Air Race held over the weekend of Sept. 6-7 at Texas Motor Speedway with a time of 54.118 seconds. Britain’s Nigel Lamb took second in 54.253 and Canada’s Pete McLeod finished third in 54.666.

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Fighter pilot publishes ‘The Last Top Gun’

Pilot Dan Zimberoff has released a new novel, ‘The Last Top Gun: A Story Of The Last Generation Of Navy Fighter Jocks.”

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SportAir launches Name This Plane contest

SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor of Savage Cub-S, Cub, Cruiser and Classic aircraft, has launched a contest to rename the Savage Cub-S.

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North Dakota celebrates GA at jobs rally

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, and North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of manufacturing workers, local officials, business leaders, educators, and university students Sept. 5 for a general aviation (GA) jobs rally on the campus of the University of North Dakota (UND). The event, GAMA’s 12th jobs rally throughout the United States, celebrated general aviation’s positive contribution to the state’s economy.

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Fore! Washington airport debuts fly-in golf program

The city of Colville, Wash., has teamed with Dominion Meadows Golf Course to encourage GA pilots to fly into the city’s general aviation airport and play a round of golf at the adjacent golf course.

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NAFI seeks nominations to Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

The National Association of Flight Instructors is soliciting nominations 2015 inductee(s) for the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame.

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