Desser introduces new line of backcountry tires

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Desser Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced its new line of backcountry Tundra tires. The first iteration in a series of new tire releases is the Aero Classic LSA/Experimental 8.50-6 4 ply rating smooth tire. Continue Reading →

Finalists for Name The Blimp contest revealed

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

AKRON, Ohio — After receiving nearly 15,000 submissions for its national “Name the Blimp” contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. Continue Reading →

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SAFE wins Wolf grant

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Aviation safety outreach by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) was strengthened last week with a generous grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to continue and expand SAFE – The Magazine, the society’s quarterly e-magazine. Continue Reading →

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Patty Wagstaff to appear at Build A Plane’s Teachers’ Day

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Three-time national aerobatic champion and International Aerospace Hall of Famer Patty Wagstaff will speak at Build A Plane’s 2014 Teachers’ Day on Tuesday, July 29, at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Continue Reading →

South Dakota CAP Wing to undergo evaluation

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Beginning today, the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol was placed on alert to commence a week-long emergency services exercise. Every two years the U.S. Air Force evaluates the capability and effectiveness of each wing’s personnel, equipment, vehicles and aircraft... Continue Reading →

Loss of control on takeoff

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Evektor Sportstar Injuries: None. Location: Lancaster, Pa. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during takeoff. The pilot applied full engine power and the airplane veered to the left. Continue Reading →

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Water and air: MAF floatplanes serve remote communities

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

By JENNIFER PERRY WOLF “Up to this point in my pilot experience, flying floats is the most challenging flying I have EVER done! It’s also the FUNNEST flying I have ever done.” So says Sean Cannon, a pilot for Mission Aviation... Continue Reading →

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Flight Design goes global

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

For many years, German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for major markets,... Continue Reading →

Tracking system targeting private pilots

Posted on April 20th, 2014 by

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection tracking system in Riverside, Calif., that uses an extensive radar network to monitor flights across the nation is nabbing drug smugglers — but according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, it’s... Continue Reading →

Free Preflight Weather Analysis Course available

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Find-it Fast Books now offers a free 440-page preflight weather analysis course for pilots of all experience levels. The PDF format course may be completed online or downloaded and shared with other pilots to desktops, laptops and tablet computers. Continue Reading →

Florida governor proclaims April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared April “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation supports 54,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual economic activity. Continue Reading →

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by

Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections. Continue Reading →

NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Continue Reading →

New flight school launches at GMU

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Stratos Aviation Flight School has launched at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. Continue Reading →

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Accessories introduced for GoPro and iPhone

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by

Sporty’s and NFlight Technologies have introduced the first variable propeller filters for pilots flying with the GoPro or iPhone. These filters can be combined with headset audio cables to make complete cockpit video kits, according to Sporty’s officials. Continue Reading →

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A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

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The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying

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The retail price of avgas continues to climb with fewer refineries supplying it. Aircraft parts, never cheap, increase in cost each year. Smaller airports close and larger airports raise hangar rents. Fewer private pilots are flying today than 10years ago,... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

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Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area. Continue Reading →

Aircraft

A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor fuel management leads to off-airport landing

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Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Fowler’s Bluff, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of about 3,000 feet AGL when the engine lost all power. Continue Reading →

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Bend metal with ease

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Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply. Continue Reading →