What student pilots wished they had known

Globalair.com blogger Sarina Houston put out a call to pilots on Reddit asking them what they wished they had known as a student pilot. The answers are interesting, ranging from how to get fuel at a self-service pump to how to start a hot engine. Check out the blog here.

What do you wish you’d known as a student pilot? Tell us in comments below.

24-hour fuel service now available at Alaska’s McGrath Airport

Crowley’s Alaska fuel sales and distribution group has unveiled McGrath Airport’s first aviation fuel card lock system, offering pilots the convenience of 24-hour refueling services at one of the region’s busiest airfields.

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Warbird Weekend takes off July 12

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — The third annual Warbird Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, at the Idaho County Airport, featuring historic aircraft, plane flights, aviation exhibits and related events.

Free to the public, the annual event recognizes the role of aviation in Idaho County’s history and highlights the airport as an economic development hub, as well as a gateway to outdoor recreation in North Central Idaho.

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Video recognizes 100 years of intentional spinning

As a tribute to the first intentional spins performed in aviation, eight-time Master Instructor Rich Stowell recently published a 5-1/2 minute YouTube video demonstrating the spins done by aviation pioneer Harry Hawker in June and July 1914.

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Auburn University plans new aviation center

Auburn University in Alabama is elevating its aviation program by establishing a center that will serve as a focal point for instruction, research and outreach and support the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Hartzell begins full-scale production of Jasco alternator line

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Hartzell Engine Technologies reports it has received all updated FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Parts Manufacturer Approvals (PMAs) and has begun full- scale production of the Jasco Alternator line.

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Searey expands to China

Progressive Aerodyne has opened its newly established sales office in Shanghai, China, to support the sale of Searey light-sport amphibious airplanes.

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Get the bug for air sports with new FAI video

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the federation. The 3-minute film presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.

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Animal rescue flight to depart from Southeast Aviation Expo

Calling all pilots and animal lovers! On Saturday, Sept. 27, a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Their destination? New homes and non-kill shelters throughout the U.S.

Each year, Pilots N Paws holds a large rescue flyway event. This event has never taken place in Greenville. [Read more...]

Upgrades planned at Knoxville Airport

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville area will see no disruption of flights at the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), even as a six-year, $108 million airport modernization program is embarked upon, the most extensive project in the airport’s history, according to airport officials.

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