Air Tractor president briefs Congressional staff

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jim Hirsch, president of Air Tractor, and a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), briefed staff of the U.S. House of Representatives this week on the Export-Import Bank’s importance to small businesses. Based in Olney, Texas,... Continue Reading →

Searey introduces frise aileron

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne, manufacturer of Searey Light Sport amphibious airplanes, has developed a new Frise aileron for all new factory-built Searey Elite and Searey Sport model airplanes. The new aileron, developed by Progressive Aerodyne engineers, is a milestone improvement in Searey... Continue Reading →

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First flight: Sun Flyer

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

DENVER, Colorado – The single-seat technology demonstrator for the “Sun Flyer” solar-electric airplane completed first flight tests and will make its public debut July 27 in Oshkosh, the evening before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Sun Flyer, being... Continue Reading →

Sennheiser plans AirVenture activities

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Aviation headset manufacturer Sennheiser has unveiled a packed agenda at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with sponsorships, a flight pinning ceremony, and the fifth annual Podapalooza social media gathering. Continue Reading →

Aircraft Tool Supply celebrates 40th anniversary

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

OSCOLA, Mich. — Aircraft Tool Supply, a manufacturer and distributor of sheet metal tools, riveting products, inspection equipment, and aircraft engine maintenance tools, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Continue Reading →

Avflight offers fuel discount to AirVenture attendees

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Stop at Avflight at Salina Regional Airport (KSLN) in Kansas n your way to and from AirVenture 2014 and receive a discount of 10 cents a gallon on full-service purchases. Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP Points are available, according to company officials. For more... Continue Reading →

July 23 hearing to examine state of aviation manufacturing

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing July 23 to review the state of American aviation manufacturing, including economic health and challenges facing the industry. Continue Reading →

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Volunteers help reopen L88 runway

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Volunteers from Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Shafter in California worked hard this past Saturday to assist the airport owner re-open the runway in New Cuyama, California. The group of 20 pilots and aviation enthusiasts were brought together by a common theme: Roll... Continue Reading →

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All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →

John McLain flies west

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Sad news: We just found out that long-time CFI John McLain, who wrote a column for General Aviation News’ former sister paper The Southern Aviator, passed away in April after a battle with pancreatic cancer. A very nice tribute written... Continue Reading →