National Aviation Heritage Invitational celebrates Sweet 16

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

RENO, Nevada — The 16th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked off today with a call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage trophy. The event is held in conjunction with the Reno National... Continue Reading →

Executive Flight Center celebrates 10 years at KMDQ

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Executive Flight Center is marking 10 years of operation at KMDQ, Madison County Executive Airport in Meridianville, Alabama. Continue Reading →

New dealers tapped for LiveAero

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Three new dealers have joined Greenwich AeroGroup’s dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems. Continue Reading →

Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training to hold Smackdown

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The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training has been approved by the National Business Aviation Association for NBAA’s CAM Certification for the 6th Annual Smackdown training event on June 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas. Continue Reading →

Flight school adds Great Lakes biplane to fleet

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Crew Training International, a flight training school headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 biplane to its aircraft fleet. Continue Reading →

Strong winds contribute to broken nose gear

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Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it. Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes at SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

SUN ‘n FUN was fantastic this year. If you didn’t make it to Lakeland, Florida, at the start of the month, be sure to put it on your 2015 calendar: April 21-26, 2015. We produce SUN ‘n FUN Today, the... Continue Reading →

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Flight Design taps Garmin for C4 avionics

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Aero Friedrichshafen, Germany — The Flight Design has chosen Garmin to provide avionics for its new four-seat aircraft, the C4. The avionics suite for the $250,000 composite aircraft is named the Flight Design Vision Touch by Garmin. Continue Reading →

Cabot Award to be presented to Van’s Richard VanGrunsven

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The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will present the Godfrey L. Cabot Award to Richard VanGrunsven, Founder and CEO of Van’s Aircraft, on Friday, June 6, at the Harvard Club in Boston. Continue Reading →

Comp Air teams with Privateer Industries

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

TITUSVILLE, Florida — Comp Air Aviation has a long history of building high-performance composite aircraft. Over  the past 15 years the company has been busy  building carbon composite aircraft with an eye toward FAA certification. So, when John Meekins, owner... Continue Reading →

Endeavor Award finalists named

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

“We have sought and we have found the very best and most dedicated volunteer pilots in America,” said Mark Wolper, president of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee. “Among many pilots nominated... Continue Reading →

Sporty’s first flying club rebates paid

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Flying clubs who enrolled as part of Sporty’s Flying Club Rebate Program have now received their first quarterly checks. Rebates for clubs enrolled in this new program totaled more than $,1000, according to Sporty’s officials. Continue Reading →

Pipistrel launches online Virus SW course

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Pipistrel-online, the Pipistrel training portal, has released a new on-line course for the VIRUS SW Light-Sport Aircraft. Continue Reading →

New officers for AEA

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Members of the Aircraft Electronics Association recently elected new representatives to its board of directors, and the AEA board of directors elected a new chairman and new vice chairman. The new AEA chairman is David Loso, manager of avionics sales... Continue Reading →

Upwind scholarships awarded

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The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program has named its 2014 winners: Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif. Both of these aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program that begins with ground school... Continue Reading →

News

Tennessee law firm expands practice with focus on UAS

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NASHVILLE — Bone McAllester Norton has expanded its Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law practice group to include legal services in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Confusion surrounds Motor octane rating

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Earlier this year I gave several state IA renewal seminars. I always enjoy these because I get to greet many old friends and find out what is going on in the industry. I also get a lot of excellent information from... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

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Barksdale AFB Open House and Air Show features Thunderbirds

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SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. — Barksdale Air Force Base, in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, is hosting the annual Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26-27. This free event invites the public... Continue Reading →

Accidents

Low-altitude manuever kills three

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Aircraft: Cessna 185. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Blanding, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was accompanied by his father and his flight instructor, who was very experienced in mountain flying and familiar with the local canyon areas. Continue Reading →

Products

TAS launches turbine sales division

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TAS Aircraft Sales has launched a turbine aircraft sales division, which will offer a range of aircraft brokerage and acquisition services, specifically aimed at helping owners of high-­performance piston aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22, and the transition into light turbine aircraft, such... Continue Reading →