Oklahoma governor extends aerospace industry tax credits

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill extending tax incentives until 2018 to new engineers ,as well as their employers, in Oklahoma’s aerospace industry. Continue Reading →

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 →

InReach Explorer debuts

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

DeLorme has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. The latest generation of inReach will be available in stores in early May. Continue Reading →

Prepware apps for Windows released

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

New from ASA are Prepware Apps that provide study and test tools for FAA Knowledge Exams on your desktop/laptop computers or your Windows phone or tablet device. Continue Reading →

Failure to use checklist leads to accident

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot intended to depart for a solo flight to the local practice area. Continue Reading →

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For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

NJ Aviation Conference to focus outside the cockpit to grow general aviation

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By STEVE SCHAPIRO For too long now the aviation community has focused on the question of how to revitalize general aviation. The pilot population has been steadily declining and the costs of flying have been increasing. There have been programs... Continue Reading →

FAA launches GA pilot data collection study

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for the general aviation community. Voluntary data will be collected from GA pilots within 40 nautical... Continue Reading →

Video: What fear of flying looks like

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

A brilliant 10-minute video profiles two women (An & Ria) who’ve never met, and never flown. One is excited, the other less so. Admittedly, a first flight via business jet is beyond the reach of most, but the emotional roller-coaster... Continue Reading →

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Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle Raid

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The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 19. Surviving Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be present for the day’s events... Continue Reading →

New EAA video answers questions about FAA MedXPress

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — A new video from the Experimental Aircraft Association is answering the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form. Continue Reading →

SAFE Toolkit App now available For iPads, iPhones, Androids

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An iPhone and iPad version of the SAFE Toolkit app is now available. Continue Reading →

Wright factory fundraising study launches

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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 →

News

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 →

Opinion

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 →

Products

bench bender brake

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 →