TBM 900 uses Hartzell standby alternator

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Daher-Socata has selected Hartzell Engine Technologies new lightweight, 100-amp ES-10024B-5 unit as the standby alternator aboard the new-generation TBM-900. Continue Reading →

Celebrating 40 years of great times and great people

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by

“In the uniquely different manner the event is managed, there is the freedom to explore and innovate by any volunteer.” That’s how Karl “Bud” Davidson begins his recounting of SUN ‘n FUN’s 40 years in a new book, “Unfreeze Your... Continue Reading →

Too big for one airport

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by

Thousands of spectators stream through the gates to SUN ‘n FUN each day. They come from down the street and around the world. When they step onto the grounds they encounter hundreds of aircraft of all shapes and sizes. Flying... Continue Reading →


Happy anniversary Captain Capra

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by

This year’s SUN ’n FUN marked the 10th anniversary of Jason Capra as co-pilot on the Douglas C-54 “Spirit of Freedom,” a flying museum dedicated to telling the story of the Berlin Airlift. And he’s only 30. Continue Reading →

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Stallion 51: Mustangs and more in 2014

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

Stallion 51, an aviation business that specializes in rare vintage aircraft, has become a cornerstone of the Mustang world — restoring, operating and marketing the rarest of the breed. Continue Reading →

Twin Bee donated to flight school

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER Earlier the week at SUN ’n FUN, Roger and Jeanette Glazer of Newport Beach, Calif., donated a Twin Bee seaplane (N123BR) to the Vermont Flight Academy. Continue Reading →

EFB Challenge launched this week

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

A competition to measure pilots on their use of the iPad as an EFB launched this week at SUN ’n FUN. The contest, led by MyGoFlight and the IMC Club, is designed to advance the use of low cost, readily... Continue Reading →

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0 released

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

FlightPlanner has released iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0, an upgrade to its iPad-based flight planning solution presented by Sennheiser. Continue Reading →

King Schools launches pilot forum

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Pilots often say that one of the things they miss about general aviation is a sense of community. Today, John and Martha King of King Schools unveiled a new pilot community at JohnAndMartha.KingSchools.com. Continue Reading →

Ground loop for Piper Pacer

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a hard surfaced runway. Continue Reading →

New Jersey Aviation Conference set

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

SOMERSET, N.J. — The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition (MAAC) will hold the 19th Annual New Jersey Aviation Conference May 2-3. Featuring a new and expanded format, the conference combines a traditional symposium with a unique ground school session. Continue Reading →

Digital engine display for Citation legacy aircraft unveiled

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

JETTECH has teamed with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to develop a new, direct replacement Digital Engine Display specifically for Cessna Citation 500/501/550/551/S550/560 series aircraft. Continue Reading →

Think Global Flight June 3

Think Global Flight takes off today

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Think Global Flight embarked from SUN ’n FUN today on its epic world flight to promote education around the world. Continue Reading →

OpenAirplane expands to private aircraft

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Thursday at SUN ’n FUN, OpenAirplane unveiled a new service that helps aircraft owners join the “sharing economy.” With “Collaborative Aircraft Rental” owners can rent their airplanes to pilots who have passed the OpenAirplane universal checkout. Continue Reading →


The fun rating

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER Known as the fun rating, seaplane flying has an adventurous allure. Seaplane pilots venture into hard-to-reach places, such as villages in Alaska, fishing spots in Canada, Florida swamps, Amazon rivers, small bays, and Caribbean islands. The... Continue Reading →


Organizations call on FAA to expedite UAS rulemaking


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined 31 other organizations to send a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned... Continue Reading →


Confusion surrounds Motor octane rating


Earlier this year I gave several state IA renewal seminars. I always enjoy these because I get to greet many old friends and find out what is going on in the industry. I also get a lot of excellent information from... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

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Jetmobile debuts at SUN ‘n FUN


So just what does a 747 captain think about while he’s flying over the ocean? If you are Paul Holmes, you’re thinking, “That number one engine would look really good on wheels.” After a lot of scribbles on bar napkins... Continue Reading →



For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT


“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →


Failure to use checklist leads to accident


Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot intended to depart for a solo flight to the local practice area. Continue Reading →


TAS launches turbine sales division


TAS Aircraft Sales has launched a turbine aircraft sales division, which will offer a range of aircraft brokerage and acquisition services, specifically aimed at helping owners of high-­performance piston aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22, and the transition into light turbine aircraft, such... Continue Reading →