Cabot Award to be presented to Van’s Richard VanGrunsven

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

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

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

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

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

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

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

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

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

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 →

Hand-propping goes awry

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Johnson Valley, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: An acquaintance of the pilot expressed an interest in learning to fly his newly purchased airplane. The pilot agreed to provide a demonstration flight. Continue Reading →

Banner year for SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

“Pick your cliche,” said John “Lites” Lennhouts, as the president of SUN ‘n FUN kicked off his closing day briefing. “We hit it out of the park, hit a home run, what have you.” Great weather, both locally and for... Continue Reading →

FAA issues second GA airport study

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has issued its second study of general aviation airports, called ASSET 2, this time covering 497 airports that did not fit into a category under the original study. Continue Reading →

Stallion's Crazy Horse Low Pass

Mercy Flight Southeast and Stallion 51 pick raffle winner

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Stallion 51 teamed up with Mercy Flight Southeast to raise funds for the volunteer pilot organization by raffling a flight in Stallion 51’s Mustang. Hundreds of people from all over the country bought tickets hoping to win a hands-on orientation... Continue Reading →

Splash-In: The wet SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER At this year’s SUN ’n FUN, the Seabirds flocked to Lake Agnes at Fantasy of Flight for their 22nd Annual Splash-In. Continue Reading →

Runway to shut down at Rocky Mountain Metro

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) announced a major shutdown and upgrade of its major 9,000-foot runway, 11L-29R, for an estimated $8.83 million reconstruction and overlay. Scheduled for 70 days of closure, the runway is scheduled to be unusable from April... Continue Reading →

Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Now available from ASA is “Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots,” which uses actual aircraft accident examples, statistics, aviation safety studies, and the authors’ more than 60 years of combined experience as pilots and flight safety educators to document and... Continue Reading →

Silent Falcon begins initial production

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies (SFUAS), a former subsidiary of Bye Aerospace, announced a transition to the production phase of its Silent Falcon unmanned aircraft system. The patent-pending Silent Falcon is a solar/electric, all composite, modular small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)... 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

Failure to follow procedure proves fatal

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Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Anderson, S.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with a CFI. The CFI then got out of the airplane and instructed the pilot to do three takeoffs and landings... 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 →