LOBO — the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization — has again partnered with Lancair International Inc. to organize the third annual LOBO/Lancair Landing. Scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the Hilton Greenville in Greenville, S.C., the educational event will be preceded by LOBO’s Ground School on Oct. 3.
MEXICO, Mo. — Zenith Aircraft will host its 22nd Annual Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Sept. 21.
Retiring often means down-sizing your life. You move out of the four-bedroom house into a two-bedroom condo because now that the kids are grown and gone, you no longer need all that room. Down-sizing also applies to airplane ownership.
Karen Smith of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada, who recently retired after 34 years in the aerial photography business, decided it was time to trade in the Cessna 180 that had been her photography platform for all those years for a more economical airplane. It was not an easy decision. “I thought selling the Cessna 180 would be like selling my own grandmother,” she said. [Read more…]
For Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture was an especially ideal venue to showcase the iconic PT6 engine, celebrating its 50th anniversary. For both P&WC and the aviation community, it’s an occasion to look back on 50 years of turboprop innovation. Meanwhile, at Lancair International, it’s an occasion to look forward.
The Oregon-based kit aircraft manufacturer signed a five-year contract with P&WC, covering the sale of new PT6A-135A engines for installation on the Evolution aircraft.
Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corp. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, the company is holding a fly-in Sept 20-21 at Erie Air Park in Erie, Ill.
Garmin’s Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace the SL-40. Officials at Van’s Aircraft reveal they’ve been testing the new GTR200 comm radio/intercom in an RV-12 for a couple months and have decided to make the GTR200 the standard radio both both the kit-built and factory-built RV-12.
Cascade Aircraft Management, a center for custom Experimental and light aviation, is moving to Caldwell, Idaho.
OSHKOSH — During a packed press briefing on opening day of AirVenture, officials from Sonex Aircraft reviewed several major news items, including the fact that company is now taking deposits for the SubSonex jet, special honors for company founder John Monnett, and the debut of a Sensenich propeller for AeroVee-powered aircraft.
OSHKOSH — A consortium of companies has come together to test a new option in training aircraft: The Redhawk.
The RedHawk is remanufactured from the bare metal of a Cessna 172, with each partner company bringing a component to the whole. These include: [Read more…]