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

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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 →

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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 →

Fuel starvation brings down Mooney

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20B. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Rosamond, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: As the pilot prepared for takeoff, he noted that the left fuel tank was about 1/4 full and the right fuel tank was empty. Continue Reading →

Iconic pilot supply store up for sale

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The airport pilot supply store can become like a second home to aviators — especially if the store has been in the same family for decades. Nancy Griffith has owned and operated The Aviator’s Store and Aviation Book Co. at... Continue Reading →

There you go again

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

On Jan. 19 your bloggers posted a rebuttal to an article in EAA’s Sport Aviation titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. We did our... Continue Reading →

Hillsboro Aviation debuts new financing options for flight training

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Hillsboro Aviation, an airplane and helicopter flight training school, has numerous financing options for flight training available, including a new loan program that offers up to full program financing. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle to host UAS workshop in San Diego

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry can take advantage of a two-day course being offered in San Diego April 24-25 by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide. Continue Reading →

Mustang Aeronautics slates Open House Fly-In

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The Midget Mustang and Mustang II fly-in and factory open house is scheduled for May 17 at the Oakland Troy Airport (KVLL) in Troy, Mich. Continue Reading →

AnywhereEducation to cover Flight Guide iEFB subscriptions

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Airguide Publications, the publisher of Flight Guide airport guides and the iEFB tablet app, has ceased operations. Customers with an iEFB subscription were left to wonder about the updates they were owned after the app was pulled from Apple’s App... Continue Reading →

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iFly GPS now available for Android

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Adventure Pilot has launched iFly GPS for Android. iFly GPS is available on the Google Play Store and the App Store with a 30-day free trial. Continue Reading →

News

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Water and air: MAF floatplanes serve remote communities

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By JENNIFER PERRY WOLF “Up to this point in my pilot experience, flying floats is the most challenging flying I have EVER done! It’s also the FUNNEST flying I have ever done.” So says Sean Cannon, a pilot for Mission Aviation... 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

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Flight Design goes global

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For many years, German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for major markets,... Continue Reading →

Accidents

NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Continue Reading →

Products

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

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Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections. Continue Reading →