Reno race week reports now at LiveAirShowTV

Reno Race Week Reports have begun at LiveAirShowTV. Check out the first one here. Jeff Lee reports there will be edited reports through Wednesday, and then a live post race show at 5 pm PDT Thursday through Sunday.

Turn back the clock 100 years with the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

DAYTON, Ohio — Each fall most of us remember to set our clocks back an hour as daylight savings time comes to an end.  However, this fall there will be a special opportunity to turn back the clock 100 years to the start of World War I and experience an historical aviation event unlike any other during the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, Sept. 27-28, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

If vintage aircraft are what you enjoy, this event features reproduction full-scale and 7/8-scale aircraft, such as the Nieuport, SE-5 and Fokker Dr. I triplanes, with pilots launching and landing their aircraft on the field behind the museum.

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Astin Aviation at CLL joins Avfuel network

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Astin Aviation at Easterwood Field Airport (CLL) has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel, AVTRIP rewards points and more.

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Orion Jet Center chooses World Fuel Services network

Orion Jet Center, located at Opa-Locka Executive Airport (KOPF) in Miami, has selected World Fuel Services Network and the Ascent global fuel brand as its supplier of fuel and branded programs.

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Platinum Tools debuts 22-in-1 screwdriver

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Platinum Tools has introduced the 22-in-1 Security Screwdriver Kit (p/n 19105), which is now shipping with a suggested price of $49.95.

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A mile-high airshow takes flight


Colorado is the home of several airshows and mile-high airshow fans turned out in force to welcome the birth of a new airshow in the state.  The inaugural Pikes Peak Regional Air Show took place in August at Colorado Springs Airport (COS). The show benefits two museums in Colorado Springs: The National Museum of World War II Aviation and the Peterson Air and Space Museum.

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Search unearths story of Wright factory seamstress

DAYTON, Ohio — An effort to gather the stories of Wright Company factory workers has uncovered information about one of the first women in the world to work in the aircraft industry.

Ida Holdgreve, born in Delphos, Ohio in 1881, worked as a seamstress for the Wright Company in Dayton from 1910 to about 1915, according to information provided by a distant cousin. She sewed the surfaces for the company’s wood-and-fabric airplanes. The job made Holdgreve a pioneer aircraft manufacturing worker in the first American factory built for the purpose of producing airplanes. She and her co-workers were the first Americans hired and trained for specialized aircraft manufacturing jobs.

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Sisters sweep Scheme Designers Oshkosh scavenger hunt

The Scheme Designers Scavenger Hunt at this year’s AirVenture drew contestants of all ages and nationalities.  Ultimately, the winners of the scavenger hunt was a team of sisters, Amelia Stagg, 11, and Piper Stagg, 9, of Lancaster, Pa. (shown in the photo below with Craig Barnett, Scheme Designers president).

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Latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing online

The September/October 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training.

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LiveAirShowTV releases Heritage Invitational preview

LiveAirshowTV has released its annual preview of the planes participating in the National Aviation Heritage Invitational during the Reno Air Races. This year over 25 planes are entered.