Embry-Riddle launches high school aerospace institute

The College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus has partnered with Rockford Public Schools in Illinois to establish an Aerospace Institute at Jefferson High School beginning in Fall 2013.

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New owner for Reeder Flying Service at TWF

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Reeder Flying Service, the Avfuel-branded FBO at Twin Falls, Idaho’s Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF), has recently changed ownership. Current FBO employees will retain their positions, the company’s new owners said.

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Scholarship fuels Alaska teen’s dreams of flight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Less than a month shy of his 18th birthday, Alexander Agosti is a little closer to his dream of becoming a professional pilot thanks to Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Alaska petroleum distribution group, which sponsored the Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) 2013 Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship. Agosti earned the scholarship for his outstanding academic record and passion for aviation.

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Women in Aviation German chapter mounts international photo exhibition

The Women in Aviation International  German Chapter, based in Frankfurt, has mounted its largest and most ambitious project to date: A worldwide traveling photo exhibition titled Women in Aviation.

The traveling exhibition, organized in cooperation with Women in Aviation, International, will be staged at airports throughout the world in the coming months.

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Lighten up in a Sporty’s pilot T-shirt

Sporty’s has added to its line of humorous T-shirts with three new options:

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Boston 8 folding bike debuts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Montague Corporation, a manufacturer in full-size folding bikes for 25 years, knows what pilots are looking for in a bike: low maintenance, a suitable range of gears, adjustable handle bar height, fenders, and the ability to fold for easy stowage in the hold of a plane. Thanks to the Boston 8, the private pilot can have it all, company officials said.

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Scott Holloway joins Sheltair team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  Scott Holloway has joined Sheltair as the Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions. Sheltair is Florida’s largest privately-owned network of FBOs with locations throughout Florida, Georgia and New York.

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DAC International secures dual PMAs

AUSTIN, Texas – DAC International has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approvals (PMA) for the company’s GDC62 Radio Altimeter Interface Unit and the GDC66 Fuel Quantity Adapter Unit.

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LightHawk provides emergency flight for endangered howler monkey

Mia, a Yucatan black howler monkey hit by a car in Bermudian Landing, will get a second chance at life after being airlifted to the Wildtracks Primate Rehabilitation Centre in Sarteneja.

The flight, arranged through LightHawk, a volunteer conservation aviation group based in the United States, brought the howler money to the center in northern Belize for rest, recuperation, and, hopefully, restoration to the wild in a few weeks time, said Wildtracks’ co-founder Zoe Walker.

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LA training center receives $100,000 donation

Single-engine Cessnas and a former Coast Guard HH-52 helicopter will continue to line one of the most unique classrooms within the Los Angeles Unified School District, thanks to a $100,000 donation. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center had been facing closure or relocation after 40 years at Van Nuys Airport because of budget cuts and a rent increase. The donation will keep the program open for another year.