Duncan Aviation opens facility at PDX

Duncan Aviation has opened a satellite facility at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, Ore., in partnership with Flightcraft. The shop specializes in avionics installation and repair.

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Do you love backcountry flying?

Our Feb. 22 print issue will feature a special focus on Backcountry Flying and while we have a lot of great stories lined up (with a lot of help from the Recreational Aviation Foundation), we wanted to tap into the experiences and knowledge of our readers. We’re looking for your stories — Why do you enjoy backcountry flying? What are some of your favorite places to fly? What do you bring on every backcountry trip? How do you make flights more enjoyable and, of course, safer? Can you share any tips you’ve picked up along the way for new pilots who are ready to venture off the beaten path?

We’d also love to showcase photos from your many backcountry adventures. You can send photos and comments to janice@generalaviationnews.com or, if you prefer, add your comments below.

 

Twin Commander University slated

This year’s Twin Commander University is slated for April 25-27 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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James Raisbeck named AIAA Fellow

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has awarded Dr. James D. Raisbeck the grade of Fellow. He is among 27 recipients nationwide to receive this distinction in 2013.

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The Allen Groupe reappoints David Allen CEO

The Allen Groupe, a global aircraft detailing and grooming company, has reappointed David Allen CEO. He returns to this role after a brief time away to address some health issues.

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PilotWorkshops.com acquires ZD Publishing

PilotWorkshops.com has purchased the assets of ZD Publishing, including the copyrights and inventory of ZD’s 21 different pilot-friendly GPS manuals.

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First scholarship to start a flying club launched

Ground Effect Advisors (GEA) has created a scholarship focused exclusively on flying clubs. The winning applicant will receive more than $3,500 worth of products, services, and support towards getting a flying club off the ground.

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Super Bowl Sunday super day for GA

While millions watched the Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl in New Orleans on Sunday, the local FBOs at the Big Easy’s airports were gearing up for their own second half as many of the more than 800 private aircraft that flocked there departed soon after the game ended, according to a report at Aviation International News.

Reel Stuff Film Festival takes off in April

The Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation will take place in Dayton April 11-14. The cinematic celebration of flight also serves as the public grand re-opening of the Air Force Museum’s 400-seat giant-screen theater, currently undergoing an $800,000 renovation.

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LCI manager elected president of state association

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Laconia Municipal Airport Manager Diane Cooper-Terrill was recently elected president of the Granite State Airport Management Association (GSAMA), becoming the first woman to serve in that office.

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