Legacy Aviation acquires Mid-Continent Airmotive

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

YUKON, Oklahoma — Legacy Aviation Services has acquired its neighboring MRO facility on Clarence E. Page Airport (KRCE) in Oklahoma City, Mid-Continent Airmotive. Continue Reading →

Soaring deer population poses threat for pilots

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Soaring deer populations are nuisances for airports and threats to pilots and planes, according to a report from ABC News. From 1990 to 2013, there were 1,088 collisions between planes and deer, elk, moose and caribou, according to a recent joint... Continue Reading →

New report criticizes NextGen rollout

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

The FAA’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control system — known as NextGen — has had such a bumpy rollout that costs associated with some of the core technology outweigh potential benefits, according to a report by the Transportation Department’s... Continue Reading →

Oklahoma and South Carolina recognized for GA excellence

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recognized excellence, both in its members and state aviation programs, during the association’s awards banquet held at its 83rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island, earlier this month. Continue Reading →

Fargo Jet Center expands to Minneapolis/St. Paul market

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —  Exclusive Aerospace, an affiliate of Fargo Jet Center (FJC), has expanded to the Minneapolis market through purchasing the assets of Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM). Flying Cloud is one of the main corporate... Continue Reading →

FAA calls on aviation industry to equip for NextGen

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, DC –  The FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held Oct. 28. The... Continue Reading →

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Wright B Flyer project receives challenge grant

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — Wright “B” Flyer Inc. has received another major gift to fund a new flying lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane. The new Wright Model B lookalike will replace Wright “B” Flyer No. 1, also known... Continue Reading →

Coalition sends ‘serious’ petition to FAA

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, a coalition of aviation trade associations asked the FAA to fix a seven-letter mistake in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that would create serious headaches for the aviation maintenance industry. Continue Reading →

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First flight: Belite Sealite

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

Belite’s James Wiebe recently flew the Belite Sealite amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time. Continue Reading →

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Flying classroom prepares for takeoff

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barrington Irving will launch the Flying Classroom, an interactive STEM learning adventure spanning three continents, from Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Irving, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to... Continue Reading →