Avflight offers fuel discount to AirVenture attendees

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Stop at Avflight at Salina Regional Airport (KSLN) in Kansas n your way to and from AirVenture 2014 and receive a discount of 10 cents a gallon on full-service purchases. Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP Points are available, according to company officials. For more... Continue Reading →

Deer bends Cheetah

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Grumman Cheetah Injuries: None. Location: Ray Township, Mich. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the landing was normal and uneventful, but during the roll out he noticed noticed two deer on the left side of the runway. Continue Reading →

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The story behind Aeroshell’s iconic cow poster

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

As many of you read this, you may be on your way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. I hope to be there this year and may see some of you. I always enjoy Oshkosh, but... Continue Reading →

July 23 hearing to examine state of aviation manufacturing

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing July 23 to review the state of American aviation manufacturing, including economic health and challenges facing the industry. Continue Reading →

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Volunteers help reopen L88 runway

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Volunteers from Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Shafter in California worked hard this past Saturday to assist the airport owner re-open the runway in New Cuyama, California. The group of 20 pilots and aviation enthusiasts were brought together by a common theme: Roll... Continue Reading →

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All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →

John McLain flies west

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Sad news: We just found out that long-time CFI John McLain, who wrote a column for General Aviation News’ former sister paper The Southern Aviator, passed away in April after a battle with pancreatic cancer. A very nice tribute written... Continue Reading →

AEA to award $1,000 toward ADS-B upgrade to five aircraft owners

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

To help owners of general aviation aircraft meet the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate, the Aircraft Electronics Association will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade. Continue Reading →

Lockheed Martin adds inflight electronic PIREP capabilities

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin Flight Services has launched its 9.1 release, which includes several enhancements, including inflight electronic PIREP submission. Continue Reading →

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MT-Propeller receives EASA STC for PA-46

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

MT-Propeller has received an EASA STC for the next generation Quiet Fan Jet 5-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(P)/CFR203-58d on the PA-46-500TP. The FAA STC also has been received, company officials said. Continue Reading →

Bad bounce for Cessna

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: None. Location: Montrose, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane bounced upon touchdown. Instead of initiating a go-around, the pilot continued with the landing, believing that the airplane would settle to the runway without further incident. The... Continue Reading →

Celebrate ourselves

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

When Orville and Wilbur Wright wandered out onto the dunes of Kill Devil Hills to make their first powered flight, there were no crowds of well wishers cheering them on. Reporters were elsewhere covering stories that seemed more important than... Continue Reading →

Texas search group to continue using drones despite FAA court win

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA says a recent court decision regarding the use of drones has no bearing on the agency’s ability to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), but a Texas organization that brought the action plans to continue using UAS... Continue Reading →

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Pilot hearing protection focus of Wednesday webinar

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

A webinar will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 8 pm (Eastern Time Zone) on noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it. Continue Reading →

Lighting system for wind farms tested

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Laufer Wind has successfully demonstrated its Aircraft Detection Sight Solution (ADSS), the first-ever trial against a radar-activated obstruction lighting system on a wind farm in the U.S. Continue Reading →