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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iFlightPlanner launches trade-up program

iFlightPlanner has launched its Competitive Trade-Up Program, a new initiative that allows pilots using any competitive flight planning product to trade-in their existing subscription and have the time remaining on it added to their new iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership.

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Cirrus makes key executive appointments

DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft recently announced five executive appointments.

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Museum hosts World War I airshow

The Virginia Beach Airport will once again host the Military Aviation Museum’s World War I airshow Oct. 4-5. This year’s show commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, museum officials note.

The annual weekend airshow will include re-enactors, as well as flights of rarely seen aircraft from the first World War.

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Piper M-Class approved by China

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the turboprop Piper Meridian, the pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage and the unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix.

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Four alternative fuels to undergo testing

WASHINGTON, D.C – The FAA has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center. The goal is for government and industry to work together to have a new unleaded fuel that reduces lead emissions for general aviation by 2018.

Shell and TOTAL, with one fuel each, and Swift Fuels, with two fuels, will now work with the FAA on phase-one testing, which will begin this fall and conclude in fall 2015.

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