SEBRING, Florida — FLG Technics of Davie, Florida, opened its new business, FLG Teardowns, in Sebring Regional Airport’s Hangar 60 this past September.
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks recently wrote to the Town of Islip, N.Y., requesting it drop recently imposed landing fees on based aircraft at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP). The town imposed landing fees on all aircraft effective Sept. 1, 2014, and for the first time made them applicable to based aircraft. In addition, the new fee schedule established even higher rates for night landings.
HOUSTON — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Houston for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, at Ellington Airport.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Lightspeed Aviation will be bringing its Lightspeed Live interactive road show to the Mela Room in Orlando on Monday, Oct. 20. The event provides pilots with an opportunity to visit with Lightspeed Aviation executives in a casual, interactive setting and learn about the company, along with its line of aviation headsets and other products.
Avidyne has introduced the MLB100 Datalink Receiver for ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) IN. The MLB100 is designed to provide ADS-B traffic and Flight Information System-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information for display on Avidyne’s new IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs, as well as EX600, EX500 and EX5000 Multi-Function Displays (MFD).
With the midterm elections looming, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has made available a new “Election 2014” web resource designed to help the general aviation community be informed and involved in this year’s elections.
LAS VEGAS — Pete McLeod of Canada was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 12, after heavy winds forced the cancellation of the flying in the first of three final rounds. McLeod won the first race of his career by virtue of his victory in Qualifying on Saturday.
Nigel Lamb of Britain moved into the overall World Championship lead of the world’s fastest motorsport series with 53 points on the strength of his fourth straight second place and Germany’s Matthias Dolderer got his first podium of the year with third place.
Quest Aircraft Co. has signed an agreement with SkyView Aircraft (Jiangsu) Industry Co. to represent Quest as the exclusive dealer for KODIAK aircraft in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The contract also outlines plans for limited assembly and eventual manufacturing of KODIAKs in China.