Avfuel, EAA and mogas

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by

The January 2014 issue of EAA’s Sport Aviation includes an article titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. While Avfuel’s president and CEO, Craig Sincock,... Continue Reading →

Other nations ahead of U.S. in use of drones

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States lags far behind other nations in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, but FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a Congressional Committee, Wednesday, Jan 15, that agency will meet its goal of... Continue Reading →

New TSA regulation: Aircraft repair station security

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

Earlier this week the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published its final rule concerning security for aircraft repair stations. This final rule, which creates 49 CFR Part 1554—Aircraft Repair Station Security, deals specifically with FAA-certified Part 145 aircraft repair stations.... Continue Reading →

Busy time ahead for GA’s alphabet groups

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the election year begins, Congress and the President are ratcheting up actions to gain an upper hand, which is putting issues affecting general aviation in both critical positions and on the back burner. This means a... Continue Reading →

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Getting ready for the Sebring LSA Expo

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

People are arriving in Florida for the kick-off of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 16. As we enter the last-minute rush to head to the 10th Sebring LSA Expo, as it is known, a few news items... Continue Reading →

When it comes to promoting aviation are we on the right track?

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

By BRENT OWENS If someone has never seen a light airplane before and decides that maybe this is something they are interested in, what is their first exposure? For many it will be via an Internet search engine or the... Continue Reading →

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Why LSA registrations were down in 2013

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

A number of people have asked about an updated sales report for 2013. While remembering that we report registrations, not sales, last year was a different sort. Registrations were down from 2012, with the exception that CubCrafters remains the registration... Continue Reading →

Everybody has a game plan

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

General aviation is something of a massive storage locker that houses a plethora of game plans designed to save the industry. It seems as if virtually everyone has one they’ve been working on, refining, honing to perfection. And the story... Continue Reading →

Ask Paul: What’s the TBO on my engine?

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

Q: I have obtained a 1978 Bellanca 7GCBC with a Lycoming 0-320-A2B engine manufactured in 1977. I am attempting to learn more about this engine, including why the log book contains an entry at the 1,200 hour mark showing the... Continue Reading →

The Frugal Notebook

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by

Every owner-pilot should have a Frugal Notebook. It’s a blank book you can keep in the glove box or your flight bag to record things about your airplane. If you are a renter, it’s a handy place to record your... Continue Reading →