Wright factory fundraising study launches

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has launched a feasibility study for a capital fundraising campaign for the Wright brothers’ factory site. Continue Reading →

Missouri governor declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month

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Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon has declared April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation accounts for $857 million in annual economic activity, and supports more than 7,000 jobs statewide. Continue Reading →

Ameritech offers Electroair electronic ignition system

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, now offers the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Lycoming O, IO and AEIO-540 six cylinder engines. This series of approvals follows 30 days after the approval of the... Continue Reading →

Delayed go-around leads to crash

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20F. Injuries: 3 Serious. Location: McKinnon, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on runway 8, which measured 3,000 feet. He noted that the 3,000-foot runway was the shortest one he had ever attempted to... Continue Reading →

There will be paperwork

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

After leaving a phone message and receiving the requested call-back from a fully qualified staff member, I was able to make an appointment to visit a critical government facility here in central Florida. On the appointed day I motored over... Continue Reading →

Going green at Laconia Airport

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

By Carol Lee Anderson GILFORD. N.H. – Earth Day is celebrated in numerous ways throughout the nation, and at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), “going green” is a just normal part of conducting daily business. If anyone thinks that the airport... Continue Reading →

FAA completes equipment installation for NextGen

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a... Continue Reading →

TRL named Texas GA Airport of the Year

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

The Terrell Municipal Airport (TRL) has been recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation as the 2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year. “It is an honor to be recognized for years of hard work,” Terrell Assistant City Manager Mike... Continue Reading →

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

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

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 →

News

EASA STC granted for diesel Archers

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Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Max Conrad: The early years

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When he died in 1979, Max Conrad was known the world over as the “Flying Grandfather.” A long-distance record breaker in light aircraft, most notably the Piper Comanche, Max was generally credited with more flying time than any other pilot... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

Tecnam reports success at SUN ‘n FUN

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Tecnam reports its most successful visit ever to the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, with both the announcement of the launch of Tecnam USA Inc.’s dedicated facilities in Sebring, Florida, and sales orders on 12... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

EASA STC granted for diesel Archers

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Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine. Continue Reading →

Accidents

NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

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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 →

Products

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Accessories introduced for GoPro and iPhone

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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 →