Wright B Flyer to build new airplane at original Wright Co. factory

25th anniversary of the Wright "B" Flyer lookallike's first flight.

DAYTON, Ohio — More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer.

Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Co. factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing support. Final assembly will take place inside the original Wright factory buildings.

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2015 Alaska Airmen’s show in doubt

The Alaska Airmen’s Association sent an email to its members on Monday detailing the status of the 18th Annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. “As you may know for the past 17 years, FedEx has graciously hosted The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in their Anchorage maintenance hangar,” said Dee Hanson, Alaska Airmen’s Executive Director. “Every year we submit a written request to FedEx for permission to host the show. Due to reasons unknown to us, this year we have been told unofficially that the hangar may not be available.” [Read more…]

Breitling Jet team sets U.S. tour schedule

The Breitling Jet Team has announced its tour dates for 2015, which include, for the first time, stops in the United States. The aerobatic display team is made up of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 435 mph, and have flown across 36 countries all over the world.

The Breitling Jet Team will begin its tour at SUN ‘n FUN in Lakeland, Fla., with stops in Maryland, the Jones Beach Air Show in New York, the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, SeaFair in Seattle, and the National Championship Air Races in Reno.

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Duncan Aviation to provide avionics support in Vail

Duncan Aviation and Vail Valley Jet Center have teamed to provide avionics services at Eagle County Regional Airport in Vail, Colo. Beau Hawkins, a Duncan Aviation avionics technician with the Duncan Aviation satellite avionics location in Denver, will provide avionics services to operators at the Eagle County Airport. Hawkins has 13 years of avionics experience, two of them with Duncan Aviation.