Charles E. Taylor bust

First aviation mechanic display added to Air Force Museum

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum’s Early Years Gallery July 21. Continue Reading →

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Eclipse upgrade program sells out

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Eclipse Aerospace reports that all 2014 Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade positions have been sold. Since the program commenced March 12, more than 60 Eclipse Jet owners have selected the Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade for their aircraft, company officials said. Continue Reading →

Wanted: Photos and stories of the airpark lifestyle

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The August issues of General Aviation News will focus on living the residential airpark lifestyle. For those of you who are living the dream, do you have some great photos of your airpark or airpark home that you’d like to... Continue Reading →

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Subsonex JSX-2 makes first flights

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft reports that the SubSonex Personal Jet model JSX-2 achieved first flight on Thursday, July 10, completing a series of initial flight tests through the remainder of the week. Continue Reading →

SMO to be on November ballot

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters has ruled that the residents of the city of Santa Monica can vote Nov. 16 on an initiative requiring a vote from residents before the city can make any changes to land uses... Continue Reading →

Saving Ocean Ridge Airport

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

In the 1930s when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney needed to raise money, they found themselves a barn, got the gang together and put on a show. These days fundraising is done online through crowdsourcing, where lots of people donate... Continue Reading →

Governor declares July ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Kentucky

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared July 2014 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Kentucky, general aviation accounts for more than $1.7 billion in economic activity annually. To view the proclamation, click here. Continue Reading →

San Diego utility gets FAA nod to test drones

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

The FAA recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in... Continue Reading →

Aircraft Window Repairs celebrates 35th anniversary

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft Window Repairs Co., a Torrance, California-headquartered FAA/EASA approved repair station, is celebrating its 35th year in the aircraft transparency repair business. Continue Reading →

Avemco Oshkosh forums focus on safety tips

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Avemco Insurance Company will present educational sessions before and during EAA’s AirVenture 2014. Continue Reading →