Helicopter accident rate shows double digit reduction

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Helicopter Safety Team has released new statistics on accident rates for U.S. civil helicopters along with new data on fatal accident rates and fatalities. For the first seven months of 2014, there have been 3.94 helicopter... Continue Reading →

Kickstarter launched for Turbo the Flying Dog

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

Turbo the Flying Dog, a picture book for children ages 4 to 8, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, designed to fund illustrations, a small first run of the book, and associated business costs. Authors Kelly Kennedy and Victoria Zajko describe... Continue Reading →

Frosting for Flight fundraiser set

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Oshkosh chapter of Women in Aviation, International, is holding its fourth annual Frosting for Flight cupcake competition and cupcake sale to raise funds for its Spirit of Flight scholarship. Continue Reading →

Young Business Aviation Professionals Program to debut at NBAA2014

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by

The National Business Aviation Association will debut its Young Professionals In Business Aviation initiative at NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 21. Continue Reading →

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Helipad introduces new pilot kneeboard

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by

MELBOURNE, Florida — Helipad has introduced a new pilot kneeboard designed by helicopter pilots for helicopter pilots. Continue Reading →

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Hewlett Packard employees donate to Flying Musicians Association

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by

The Flying Musicians Association has been selected to participate in Hewlett Packard’s Social Impact Initiative program, in which HP’s nearly 300,000 employees may donate directly to FMA, and HP will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $1,000 annually. HP... Continue Reading →

Delayed go-around leads to crash

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 175. Injuries: None. Location: Spearfish, S.D. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot thought the airplane was too fast and too high on the first approach to the private airstrip, so he elected to perform a go-around. Continue Reading →

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STC in the works for G100UL

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

While the government begins its testing of four potential 100LL replacements, George Braly and Tim Roehl of General Aviation Modifications Inc. in Oklahoma just finished up yet another test of their unleaded 100-octane avgas — G100UL — at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical... Continue Reading →

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CAF to showcase bombers and fighters at WWII Air Expo

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will showcase a collection of World War II aircraft during its CAF WWII Air Expo at Dallas Executive Airport Oct. 3-5. Four of the most popular bombers from that era will be on the... Continue Reading →

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One Week Wonder scheduled to visit Zenith Hangar Day

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

MEXICO, Mo. — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s One Week Wonder is returning to its birthplace. The aircraft, a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, which was built by volunteers in one week during AirVenture 2014, will be flown to the factory for Zenith’s... Continue Reading →

$6.7 million settlement in cropduster’s death

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Sept. 3, a settlement was reached in front of Judge Scott Snowden (Ret.) on the wrongful death action filed by the family of agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million and, as a result, is establishing the... Continue Reading →

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Air Race Classic champions use winnings to establish scholarship

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, are establishing a new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings... Continue Reading →

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Study seeks to answer why MoGas isn’t more available

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Brian Boeshart is completing his Masters of Aeronautical Sciences (MAS) degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Brian’s “Graduate capstone research project,” seeks to “determine why MoGas is not being offered at a majority of airfields across the United States.” If you are, “an... Continue Reading →

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Planning underway for Sebring LSA Expo

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Planning for the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is in full swing, with new and returning sponsors committing their support to the event and exhibitors finalizing their contracts. Closing date for contracts is Sept. 15. Continue Reading →

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Aero Mark joins Avfuel network

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Aero Mark, the full-service FBO operating at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA), has partnered with Avfuel to join the fuel supplier’s branded FBO network. Continue Reading →