Ortega named to Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Kirby V. Ortega, who was chief pilot at the Cessna Aircraft Company for more than 30 years before retiring, was named to the NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame at the NAFI members’ dinner at Sun ‘n Fun.

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SCAA seeking candidates for scholarships, training awards

The SoCal Aviation Association is looking for candidates for its scholarship and training awards.

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Students head to rocket contest

After months of designing, building and launching home-made model rockets, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). TARC’s top 100 teams will travel to Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., to launch against fellow student rocketeers in the final fly-off on May 10.

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Bye Aerospace, PC Aero to Announce New Initiative

Bye Aerospace and PC Aero will announce a new initiative during a joint presentation by George E. Bye and Calin Gologan on April 25 during the 8th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Sandel Avionics debuts all-digital AHRS

Sandel Avionics Inc., has debuted its first all-digital AHRS, the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces.

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GAMA opens Middle East/North Africa office in Dubai

During the Global Aerospace Summit, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be co-located with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) in Dubai, UAE.

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Sennheiser reorganizes sales into a single team

Sennheiser has centralized its aviation-related sales force within the Sennheiser Group to create a single, global sales team.

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TBM 900 uses Hartzell standby alternator

Daher-Socata has selected Hartzell Engine Technologies new lightweight, 100-amp ES-10024B-5 unit as the standby alternator aboard the new-generation TBM-900.

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Too big for one airport

Thousands of spectators stream through the gates to SUN ‘n FUN each day. They come from down the street and around the world. When they step onto the grounds they encounter hundreds of aircraft of all shapes and sizes.

Flying overhead are biplanes built in the 1920s, transports from the 1940s, production aircraft that span several decades, and fighter aircraft at the cutting edge of today’s technology. Vendors take up residence seemingly on every square inch of ground that isn’t already taken up by campers or parking lots.

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Stallion 51: Mustangs and more in 2014

Stallion 51, an aviation business that specializes in rare vintage aircraft, has become a cornerstone of the Mustang world — restoring, operating and marketing the rarest of the breed.

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