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Smithsonian unveils laser-scanned 3D model of Wright Flyer

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane. With that same pioneer spirit, the Smithsonian recently unveiled its X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3D explorer. As part of the X 3D Collection, the 1903 Wright... Continue Reading →

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Cessna Independence facility delivers 10,000th aircraft

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Cessna Aircraft Co. recently delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to... Continue Reading →

Bearhawk Aircraft receives FAA approval for transition training

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Bearhawk Aircraft has received the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina, has received a Letter of Deviation... Continue Reading →

Banyan Air Service (FXE) partners with Go Rentals

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) has teamed with Go Rentals, a car rental service company. Continue Reading →

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Van’s names new Southern service center

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Van’s Aircraft has tapped US Sport Planes of Denton, Texas, to provide factory authorized service for the RV12 SLSA Light-Sport aircraft. Continue Reading →

Piper pilot flies into rising terrain

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor. Location: McNeal, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was taking a passenger on a tour of the local area, had previously conducted such flights, and had a normal route that... Continue Reading →

Backcountry flying etiquette

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

By JEANNE MacPHERSON Flying media is full of mountain flying tips. Instead of recapping those here, I’d like to share the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) philosophy that we hope will lead to assured aviation access to some of our nation’s... Continue Reading →

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One Week Wonder makes first flight

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

At approximately 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, the airplane thousands of Experimental Aircraft Association members had a hand in building during the One Week Wonder project at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 flew for the first time. With EAA’s Jeff Skiles at... Continue Reading →

Flytenow modifies business model in face of FAA ruling

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Private pilots have been legally sharing the expenses of flights for decades. So when ride-sharing website Flytenow co-founders Alan Guichard and Matt Voska set up shop to make it easier for pilots and passengers to connect for aviation adventures, they sought an... Continue Reading →

Nominations now being accepted for 2015 General Aviation Awards

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Nominations for the 2015 General Aviation Awards are being accepted through Sept. 30, 2014. Continue Reading →

Wright B Flyer launches new airplane project

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — Wright “B” Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer organization that flies a lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, has launched a project to replace its venerable flying machine. The not-for-profit organization has been flying Wright “B” Flyer... Continue Reading →

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New executive director for Citation Jet Pilots

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

ENTERPRISE, Florida — Citation Jet Pilots (CJP), the owner/pilot organization for the Cessna Citation series of jet aircraft, has named Lt. Col. Jon “Huggy” Huggins as the new Executive Director of the organization. Continue Reading →

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Pilot Wings sunglasses now at Sporty’s

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Sporty’s now offers the new Pilot Wings Sunglasses, featuring non-polarized lenses designed to enhance the environment around you while in flight. Continue Reading →

Spirit Aeronautics debuts Aircraft-on-Demand

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Spirit Aeronautics has debuted Aircraft-on-Demand, in which the company will travel to a customer’s hangar or facility for AOG and routine service. Continue Reading →

Thunderstorm claims two lives

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Zenair CH 2000. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Nephi, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Several people on the ground saw the airplane flying low in the airport pattern during a thunderstorm. As the plane turned from a crosswind to a downwind... Continue Reading →