Avfuel expands FBO network

Avfuel continues to expand its branded FBO network with the addition of Apex Aviation at Vernal Regional Airport (VEL) in Utah and Wells Aircraft at Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HUT) in Kansas.

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Florida resident launches Naval career at Stallion 51

Stallion 51’s Mustang assistant crew chief Kris Riel was recently sworn into the US Navy by AvDoc 51’s Dr. W.T. Busch. Dr. Busch is a retired Navy captain who was a Naval Aviator and flight surgeon from 1976 through 2005 before joining Stallion 51 as Senior FAA Medical Examiner.

Kris will continue on at Stallion 51 until he reports to Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., on Oct. 12 for his 12-week training program before reporting to Pensacola Naval Air Station for flight training.

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Wausau mayor declares ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Mayor James Tipple of Wausau, Wisconsin, has proclaimed August “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wisconsin, general aviation contributes over $694 million annually to the state’s economy. To view the proclamation, click here.

Fuel sales up 10% at DuPage Airport

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – Sales of Jet A fuel at DuPage Airport in the first half of the year was up over 10% from 2013, the West Chicago-based general aviation facility reports.

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Mooney partners with Redbird Flight Simulator

Mooney has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations, buying three full motion Redbird FMX simulators.

One will be at the company’s headquarters in Kerrville, Texas, another in Chino, Calif., at the company’s global headquarters; and the third in Beijing, China, in an office set to open later this summer.

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U.S. Sport Aviation Expo launches new website

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo has launched its redesigned website. The 11th annual Expo will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 14-17, 2015, at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Florida.

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Vazquez assumes command of Civil Air Patrol

The Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in at the organization’s 2014 National Conference.

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Pilot releases memoir

Jim Reed isn’t a celebrity or multi-millionaire. In fact, those walking past him on the street won’t see anything other than an ordinary guy with that great American wit and integrity. However, he has a led a life most can only dream of, and his new memoir takes flight to explain all.

‘Turning Final, A Life Complete” recounts Reed’s life at the controls of a myriad of flying machines and watercraft to complete tasks ranging from highly-secret government missions to daredevil escapades that are just plain old fun.

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President of Wings of Hope to retire

ST. LOUIS — Douglas Clements, president of Wings of Hope since 1997, has announced that he is stepping down as president in 2015.

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USAeroFlight partners with Stratos Aviation

After more than 30 years, Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., decided to phase out its aviation program. That led three instructors in the program to create USAeroGroup to take over the college’s aircraft maintenance and aviation training programs as an independent business.
The founders of USAeroFlight inked agreements with BJU and North Greenville University for pilot training that grants college credit, while the FAA is in the process of transferring the university’s Part 141 flight school certificate and curriculum into the name of USAeroFlight.

The company also has inked an agreement with Stratos Aviation at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), where both are based.

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