Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold tremendous potential

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

By MICHAEL TOSCANO From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to... Continue Reading →

Global Parts Group acquires Tulakes Aero assets

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

Global Parts Group of Augusta, Kan., distributors and producers of parts for business, general, and commercial aviation, has acquired the assets of Tulakes Aero of Bethany, Oklahoma and incorporated them into a new division of the Global Parts Group, named Global... Continue Reading →

John Wayne Airport prepares to change runway designations

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

SANTA ANA, Calif. – For nearly half a century, John Wayne Airport (JWA) has operated two runways, a commercial runway – one left and one nine right (1L-19R) — and a general aviation runway – one right and one nine left (1R-19L).... Continue Reading →

The Total Track System for aviation launches

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

REDMOND, Washington — Dynamic Systems, which specializes in barcode software solutions and data collection applications, has unveiled a turn key system to track tools and inventory for the aviation/MRO/ BO industry based on the latest bar code technology. Continue Reading →

Power Flow celebrates 15 years of shipping tuned exhaust systems

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Power Flow is celebrating the anniversary of shipping tuned exhaust systems around the world for 15 years. The first shipment followed two years of development, flight testing and pursuit of the first STC. Since then the company has... Continue Reading →

Savvy Aviator introduces FEVA

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

Savvy Aviator has introduced FEVA — Failing Exhaust Valve Analytics — which provides advance warning of failing exhaust valves in piston aircraft engines equipped with a digital engine monitor. Continue Reading →

Giles elected chairman of Greenville Airport Commission

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Jonathan P. Giles (pictured) has been elected chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC), owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina, while Jim Wall has been elected vice chairman of the commission. GMU is the busiest general... Continue Reading →

AirVenture gets bigger and so does Sporty’s

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Sporty’s will unveil a new display tent at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. Continue Reading →

FlightSafety promotes Bitgood to manager of Long Beach center

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Todd Bitgood to manager of its Learning Center in Long Beach, California. He succeeds Pete Nily, who has become a Regional Director of Training Operations. Continue Reading →

VFR into IMC proves fatal

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: RV-4. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Cedartown, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, took off in VFR conditions on a cross-country flight. There was no record of the pilot obtaining a preflight briefing. Continue Reading →

FAA receives unleaded fuels proposals

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA reports it has received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an... Continue Reading →

SD1Minisport

SkyCraft finishes ASTM compliance, opens new factory

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SkyCraft Airplanes has declared to the FAA that its SD-1 Minsiport is compliant with all ASTM regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft one year after publicly announcing it would be producing the airplane ready-to-fly. SkyCraft now awaits an FAA audit, after which it... Continue Reading →

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Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA ambassador

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

Legendary air show and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an AOPA Ambassador, according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Continue Reading →

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New flight school opens at SNA

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

It has been more than 34 years since a helicopter flight school has opened its doors at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. In fact Revolution Aviation is the first flight school locally to offer crossover training in helicopter,... Continue Reading →

West Star Aviation named East Alton Rotary Business of the Year

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

The Rotary Club of East Alton, Ill., recently recognized West Star Aviation as its Business of the Year. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Celebrate ourselves

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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 →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

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Florida Aviation Network to raffle off flight in T-6 Texan

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ORLANDO, Florida —The Florida Aviation Network , in partnership with Stallion 51 Corporation, is raffling off a chance to fly in the T-6 Texan “THANG.” Continue Reading →

Aircraft

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Eclipse upgrade program sells out

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Eclipse Aerospace reports that all 2014 Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade positions have been sold. Since the program commenced March 12, more than 60 Eclipse Jet owners have selected the Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade for their aircraft, company officials said. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Piper runs out of fuel

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Aircraft: Piper Comanche. Injuries: None. Location: Blacksburg, Va. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The  accident happened during the approach to land. The pilot had the left fuel selector set to the left main tank and the right fuel selector was set to... Continue Reading →

Products

Pilot develops cockpit lighting system to prevent spatial disorientation

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Australian pilot Russell Crane has received a provisional patent for the Green Orientation Light — or GO Light — a cockpit lighting system designed to solve the problem of spatial disorientation. “The GO Light is a system of light fixtures... Continue Reading →