Planes

‘Planes’ poster premieres

Posted on April 1st, 2013 by

Just released is the poster from the upcoming Disney film “Planes.” The movie premieres Aug. 9. Continue Reading →

On Water

SeaRey shepherd

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by

Progressive Aerodyne recently made history, becoming the first company to pass the FAA’s new Light-Sport Aircraft Prototype Audit, obtaining airworthiness certification from the FAA Orlando Manufacturing Inspection District Offices (MIDO), which will allow the company to begin building ready-to-fly aircraft.... Continue Reading →

AVIATORS BY DESIGN-ZENITH ASSEMBLY 2

Fundraising begins to finish student-built Zenith CH-750

Posted on March 27th, 2013 by

IOLA, Wis. — Aviators By Design has kicked off its 2103 “Soar Like an Eagle” fundraising campaign, which will run from through May 31. “We have made amazing progress in building the Zenith since the project began at the Homebuilder’s... Continue Reading →

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Preserving backcountry flying

Posted on March 26th, 2013 by

By JOHN J. MCKENNA Jr. Some things are just worth holding onto and that is all there is to it. That simple statement is really how the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) was formed Continue Reading →

CAV Ice Protection to open Kansas City ops center

Posted on March 26th, 2013 by

CAV Ice Protection will open a North American Operations Center at New Century Airport (IXD) in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. The move has been planned since the fall 2012 and will be effective April 2. Continue Reading →

Yuba City mayor declares March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Posted on March 26th, 2013 by

Yuba City Mayor John Buckland recently declared March “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation highlights the vital role that general aviation has in supporting businesses, farms, emergency response, and the overall economy. In California, the general aviation industry contributes an... Continue Reading →

Spatial disorientation leads to fatal accident

Posted on March 26th, 2013 by

Aircraft: Cessna 185. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Ashland, Maine. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was employed as a state game warden. On the day of the accident, he was on patrol in the ski-equipped airplane when he... Continue Reading →

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Construction begins on newest Goodyear Blimp

Posted on March 25th, 2013 by

AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its fleet of blimps. Continue Reading →

SulphurSprings

Texas airport looks to become seaplane haven

Posted on March 21st, 2013 by

Joey Baker says he never met a pilot who didn’t want a seaplane rating. Working off that premise, he’s hoping that Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport (SLR) in Texas will become a destination for seaplane pilots across the United States. Continue Reading →

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of ‘Wrongway’ Corrigan

Posted on March 21st, 2013 by

Now on YouTube is a song by the Irish band, the Corrigan Brothers, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Douglas “Wrongway” Corrigan’s flight from Floyd Bennett Field, New York, to Baldonnel Aerodrome in Ireland on July 18, 1938, making history with... Continue Reading →