Delayed go-around leads to crash

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20F. Injuries: 3 Serious. Location: McKinnon, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on runway 8, which measured 3,000 feet. He noted that the 3,000-foot runway was the shortest one he had ever attempted to... Continue Reading →

There will be paperwork

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

After leaving a phone message and receiving the requested call-back from a fully qualified staff member, I was able to make an appointment to visit a critical government facility here in central Florida. On the appointed day I motored over... Continue Reading →

Going green at Laconia Airport

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

By Carol Lee Anderson GILFORD. N.H. – Earth Day is celebrated in numerous ways throughout the nation, and at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), “going green” is a just normal part of conducting daily business. If anyone thinks that the airport... Continue Reading →

FAA completes equipment installation for NextGen

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a... Continue Reading →

TRL named Texas GA Airport of the Year

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

The Terrell Municipal Airport (TRL) has been recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation as the 2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year. “It is an honor to be recognized for years of hard work,” Terrell Assistant City Manager Mike... Continue Reading →

National Aviation Heritage Invitational celebrates Sweet 16

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

RENO, Nevada — The 16th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked off today with a call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage trophy. The event is held in conjunction with the Reno National... Continue Reading →

Executive Flight Center celebrates 10 years at KMDQ

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Executive Flight Center is marking 10 years of operation at KMDQ, Madison County Executive Airport in Meridianville, Alabama. Continue Reading →

New dealers tapped for LiveAero

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Three new dealers have joined Greenwich AeroGroup’s dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems. Continue Reading →

Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training to hold Smackdown

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training has been approved by the National Business Aviation Association for NBAA’s CAM Certification for the 6th Annual Smackdown training event on June 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas. Continue Reading →

Flight school adds Great Lakes biplane to fleet

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Crew Training International, a flight training school headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 biplane to its aircraft fleet. Continue Reading →

Strong winds contribute to broken nose gear

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it. Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes at SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

SUN ‘n FUN was fantastic this year. If you didn’t make it to Lakeland, Florida, at the start of the month, be sure to put it on your 2015 calendar: April 21-26, 2015. We produce SUN ‘n FUN Today, the... Continue Reading →

C4

Flight Design taps Garmin for C4 avionics

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Aero Friedrichshafen, Germany — The Flight Design has chosen Garmin to provide avionics for its new four-seat aircraft, the C4. The avionics suite for the $250,000 composite aircraft is named the Flight Design Vision Touch by Garmin. Continue Reading →

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 →

News

A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Opinion

The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying

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The retail price of avgas continues to climb with fewer refineries supplying it. Aircraft parts, never cheap, increase in cost each year. Smaller airports close and larger airports raise hangar rents. Fewer private pilots are flying today than 10years ago,... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

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Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area. Continue Reading →

Aircraft

A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor fuel management leads to off-airport landing

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Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Fowler’s Bluff, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of about 3,000 feet AGL when the engine lost all power. Continue Reading →

Products

bench bender brake

Bend metal with ease

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Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply. Continue Reading →