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Subsonex JSX-2 makes first flights

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft reports that the SubSonex Personal Jet model JSX-2 achieved first flight on Thursday, July 10, completing a series of initial flight tests through the remainder of the week. Continue Reading →

SMO to be on November ballot

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters has ruled that the residents of the city of Santa Monica can vote Nov. 16 on an initiative requiring a vote from residents before the city can make any changes to land uses... Continue Reading →

Friday Harbor Fly-In set for July 26

Posted on July 19th, 2014 by

If airport events conjure up big crowds on acres of concrete, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that one of America’s quaint little islands is about to host its fifth annual Fly-In and Community Open House, Saturday, July 26. Friday Harbor... Continue Reading →

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The ‘voice’ of the Friday Harbor Fly-In

Posted on July 19th, 2014 by

If you have been at Friday Harbor Airport in Washington state for its annual Fly-In and Community Open House, you have heard its announcer describing the exciting fly-bys of antique and military planes. But you may not know that you... Continue Reading →

Pilot Proficiency Project returns to AirVenture

Posted on July 19th, 2014 by

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and Redbird Flight Simulations will host free Pilot Proficiency Program sessions at AirVenture 2014 from Monday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 2. Continue Reading →

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Fun shout-out from BoldMethod

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

BoldMethod offers online training courses and a daily aviation blog that helps all pilots learn to fly and keep skills sharp. Their blog is informative and often quite entertaining. But Friday’s blog post, titled “6 Things You Can Do With General Aviation... Continue Reading →

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Platinum Tools introduces PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

CAMARILLO , Calif. – Platinum Tools has introduced the PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver. Continue Reading →

ATP Flight School acquires Higher Power Aviation

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

DALLAS — ATP Flight School has purchased a majority ownership interest in Higher Power Aviation, marking ATP’s entry into the transport-category type rating business. Continue Reading →

Low approach proves fatal

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Plainville, Conn. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The  pilot was flying an approach to his home airport in daylight VFR conditions that terminated in a go-around. On the second approach, the airplane flew lower than... Continue Reading →

Saving Ocean Ridge Airport

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

In the 1930s when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney needed to raise money, they found themselves a barn, got the gang together and put on a show. These days fundraising is done online through crowdsourcing, where lots of people donate... Continue Reading →

Governor declares July ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Kentucky

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared July 2014 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Kentucky, general aviation accounts for more than $1.7 billion in economic activity annually. To view the proclamation, click here. Continue Reading →

San Diego utility gets FAA nod to test drones

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

The FAA recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in... Continue Reading →

Aircraft Window Repairs celebrates 35th anniversary

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft Window Repairs Co., a Torrance, California-headquartered FAA/EASA approved repair station, is celebrating its 35th year in the aircraft transparency repair business. Continue Reading →

Garmin Pilot goes global

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Garmin has launched worldwide coverage of the Garmin Pilot application for iPad and iPhone, which provides flight planning capabilities, weather information and navigation. Pilots also have access to expanded coverage of European charts in a single application, including geo-referenced FliteCharts and SafeTaxi airport... Continue Reading →

Avemco Oshkosh forums focus on safety tips

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Avemco Insurance Company will present educational sessions before and during EAA’s AirVenture 2014. Continue Reading →