Tips from a backcountry flying expert

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Mountain flying instructor Joe Kuberka drew one of the largest groups of the week for his Alaska presentation at this year’s SUN ’n FUN fly-in. The turnout for his session about flying from the Lower 48 to Alaska topped 75 aviators.

With good humor and a lively photo presentation, Kuberka did not disappoint, honing in on safety and offering common sense suggestions for backcountry and Alaska-bound aviators. [Read more…]

Superior adds AvConsulting Services

“In the four short years since it was formed, the Superior Aviation Group has rapidly grown and now includes eight international companies representing everything from piston aircraft engine production, to aviation fuel supply, to the development of China’s Superior Aviation Town,” said Timothy T. Archer Superior Aviation Group CEO. “That broadening scope of experience has attracted a number of aviation product and service companies and entrepreneurs based in China, U.S., Europe and South America, that have come to us asking for our help and guidance in bringing their products or services into these global markets.”  [Read more…]

Last flight of a seaplane legend

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Pulling up to his ramp in back of a Piper two summers ago, the front-seater asked if the energetic kid who had raced up to pull the floats onto the slippery wood could be trusted around the prop. That “kid” was 92-year-old Bill Brooks, looking and acting youthful as a seaplaner.

I convinced the pilot his seaplane was in good hands. Although Bill’s trouble in renewing his medical certificate forced him from the cockpit of his Beaver and Cessna 206 in his early 90s, he still showed up for work everyday with his faithful dock-dog at his side. [Read more…]