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Savoring the Swift

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

Pilots often have two dreams: One is to find a derelict airplane in a barn and restore it to an airworthy showpiece; the other is to find someone who shares their passion for aviation. Paul and Sandy Mercandetti from Knoxville,... Continue Reading →

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Help build the ‘One Week Wonder’ at Oshkosh

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. —  At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, tens of thousands of attendees can share in building an airplane through the “One Week Wonder” project. Continue Reading →

Zenith sets workshops

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by

Zenith has scheduled builder workshops for March 6-7 and April 24-25 at its factory headquarters in Mexico, Mo. The workshops have become popular with sport aviation enthusiasts who have contemplated building their own aircraft, but were not sure Continue Reading →

40 TBM 850s delivered in 2013

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by

DAHER-SOCATA reports that 40 new TBM 850s were delivered in 2013, providing a 5% increase from 2012 and representing a 20% market share for aircraft in its category – up from 18% in 2012. Continue Reading →

Piper dealers to meet auto dealers

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft and its new aircraft dealers will exhibit a cabin mockup of the company’s Meridian (pictured) at the 2014 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo, Jan. 24-27, in New Orleans. Continue Reading →

Blog: ‘A Starship in the Wild’ conjures up wonderful memory

Posted on January 21st, 2014 by

Ron Rapp is a pilot and blogger. His blog is called The House of Rapp and his Jan. 20 post, A Starship in the Wild ,conjured up a wonderful memory. Continue Reading →

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Kitfox makes ‘hard decision’ to not attend Sebring

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

Idaho-based Kitfox Aircraft will be not exhibiting at this week’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, commonly known as the Sebring LSA Expo. The decision not the attend the show was a tough one, according to John McBean, Kitfox... Continue Reading →

Searey Light Sport Elite ready for takeoff

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne has received FAA certification for the Searey Elite, a light-sport amphibious airplane. Continue Reading →

For sale: Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing Ltd. is being offered for sale, hopefully to someone who can take the company to the next stage of development, company officials said. Continue Reading →

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Production of fly-away RV-12s to continue

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

Production of fly-away S-LSA RV-12 will continue in 2014, according to Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft, Inc. and Wally Anderson, head of Synergy Air. Continue Reading →