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Video: Bruce Bohannon accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Bruce Bohannon made a name for himself as a race, aerobatic and time-to-climb pilot. Remember ‘Pushy Galore’ or the ‘Exxon Flyin Tiger’? Well, then you remember Bruce. Well, he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and put his own “spin”... Continue Reading →

AvNav releases an Android alternative for EFBs

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

AvNav EFB now offers pilots an Android solution for flight planning and navigation with many features that previously were only available to iPad and iPhone users. Continue Reading →

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ProAdvantage now available for King Airs

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Beechcraft will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet. Continue Reading →

ETC to upgrade FAA altitude simulation chambers

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — Environmental Tectonics Corp. has won two separate contracts for the upgrade of two altitude simulation chambers originally provided by ETC to the FAA and used for training and research at its Oklahoma City facility. Continue Reading →

Natalie Bingham Hoover wins NAFI’s Laslo Writing Award

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Natalie Bingham Hoover has won the National Association of Flight Instructors 2014 Laslo Writing Award. Continue Reading →

CFIT for Super Cruiser

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cruiser. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Rye, Colo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: At the time of the accident, the pilot, 64, had logged more than 900 hours, including about 140 hours in the Super Cruiser. The pilot’s girlfriend said... Continue Reading →

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Hayward Air Rally celebrates 50th anniversary

Posted on August 24th, 2014 by

By MIKE CITRO The Hayward Air Rally, which has tested pilot planning, navigation and flying skills on the West Coast for a half century, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year in a big way, with a final destination of Experimental... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers lobby to expedite medical reform

Posted on August 24th, 2014 by

Lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In two separate letters, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) and Sam Graves... Continue Reading →

Florida’s Page Field recognized for safety efforts

Posted on August 24th, 2014 by

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FAA Southern Region Airports Division recently honored Page Field with its 2013 General Aviation Airport Safety Award. This award is given annually to a general aviation airport that has taken actions, instituted programs or otherwise... Continue Reading →

Garmin Pilot expands coverage into Canada

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 by

Garmin Pilot has added coverage for Canada. Garmin Pilot Canada Premium is available in the iTunes store and offers a suite of navigation and weather information for both Canada and the United States. North American navigation data provided by Jeppesen ensures pilots have the... Continue Reading →

Seattle Times: FAA hit with 3 lawsuits

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 by

The FAA has drawn the ire of model aircraft hobbyists and UAV manufacturers. A trio of lawsuits were filed against the FAA Friday that challenge “a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model... Continue Reading →

NATA compensation report available

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 by

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has published the results of its 2014 survey of general aviation service employee compensation. The 2014 Compensation Report includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line service personnel and maintenance technicians. Continue Reading →

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SAFE elects new board members

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 by

Aviation educator Dr. Donna Wilt was elected chair of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Board of Directors July 31 at the group’s annual membership meeting at AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She replaces current Chair John Dorcey. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle introduces Ph.D. in Human Factors

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

Embry-Riddle has won approval of its new Ph.D. in Human Factors degree program, as well as an accompanying advancement to the highest level of accreditation – Institutions that Offer Four or More Doctorates – in a decision by the Southern... Continue Reading →

Planning underway for Copperstate Fly-In

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — Preparations have begun for the 42nd annual COPPERSTATE Fly-In & Aviation Expo scheduled Oct. 23-25 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ). Continue Reading →