The effort seeks to ensure higher occupant safety by creating a safety cell around the aircraft cockpit, according to company officials. Flight Design’s new four seat C4 was chosen as the launch testbed. [Read more…]
Wipaire will hold a safety seminar at its service center in Leesburg, Florida, Saturday, Feb. 27. The seminar will feature a variety of topics for seaplane and landplane pilots alike.
Based at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE), Wipaire’s service center expanded into a new, larger hangar in 2015. [Read more…]
WICHITA, Kan. – Textron Aviation has completed the acquisition of Able Engineering & Component Services Inc. and Able Aerospace. Based in Mesa, Arizona, Able provides component repairs, component exchanges and replacement parts, among other support and service offerings for commercial rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft customers around the world. [Read more…]
Winter is in full swing, but there’s still time to prepare your aircraft for winter storage to ensure that it’s ready to go when spring flying season starts.
Does the thought of winter flying put a knot in your stomach? It doesn’t have to be that way. Come take part in an informative FAASTeam seminar on winter flying, untie that knot, then fill it with some of the best chili around.
It’s the Southern Maine Aviation Seminar and Chili Cookoff at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport, Sanford, Maine (KSFM).
Get the details at SocialFlight.com
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire’s Gateway to Success internship program returns this year for its third year.
The program is designed for students pursuing an airframe and powerplant maintenance certificate, and is comprised of several checkpoints for aspiring maintenance technicians. [Read more…]
As part of an effort around Veteran’s Day, AOPA announced it would contribute 10% of new memberships and renewals between Nov. 11 and Nov. 22 to the Veteran’s Airlift Command, which resulted in AOPA sending a check for $1,380 to the veterans organization. [Read more…]
With Congress preparing to consider FAA reauthorization legislation this session, a host of general aviation advocacy associations have sent letters to transportation leaders in the House of Representatives highlighting “real and longstanding concerns” about a concept being pushed by some airlines regarding air traffic control and funding.
Specifically, the organizations cited concerns over a proposal promoted by some big airlines for the creation of “a new governance and funding model for our nation’s aviation system, based on systems in other parts of the world.” [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new video aimed at informing pilots about how to avoid midair collisions. Collision Avoidance: See, Sense, Separate helps pilots to know when and where most midair collisions occur, as well as steps to reduce the risk, officials note. [Read more…]