Garmin autopilot OK’d for Quest KODIAK

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Quest Aircraft Co. has received final approval from the FAA for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS) in the KODIAK. Continue Reading →

Fatigued pilot crashes

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Land O’Lakes, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot had recently purchased the airplane and was flying it home. Continue Reading →

Do you make a living through general aviation?

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

Luca Bertossia has been flying fewer than six years, but is already a two-time World Aerobatics Glider Champion. In fact, he makes a living flying gliders on the airshow circuit in Europe. Is your mortgage/rent paid because of aviation? And... Continue Reading →

Ivy and Savannah

I just saw my future — I hope

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

The young lady in the photo is my oldest daughter, Savannah. An hour before I snapped this picture, she thought we were driving five hours to Spokane for a little father-daughter bonding at last month’s AOPA Fly-In. Nope. Friend, General Aviation... Continue Reading →

Upwind Summer Scholarship recipients now private pilots

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program congratulates its 2014 winners for successfully completing the program. Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif., were chosen from a large pool of impressive applications to receive a complete primary flight... Continue Reading →

Aircraft Spruce slates Customer Appreciation Day

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft Spruce will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 4, at all three of its locations: Corona, California, close to the Corona Airport (KAJO) from 7 am-3 pm, Aircraft Spruce East in Peachtree City, Georgia, beside Falcon Field (KFFC)... Continue Reading →

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iPad kneeboards available from Sporty’s

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

Sporty’s now offers a selection of kneeboards for the use of all iPad models in the cockpit. Continue Reading →

Airforms awarded new FAA PMA approvals for Caravans

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

BIG LAKE, ALASKA — Airforms continues to grow its line of PMA replacement offerings for the fleet of Caravan family aircraft. Airforms Part Numbers AF2615180-1 (LH Crew Door Panel) and AF2615180-2 (RH Crew Door Panel) are direct replacements for Cessna P/N’s... Continue Reading →

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Ivanoff wins Texas Red Bull Air Races

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

FORT WORTH, Texas – Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff won the Red Bull Air Race held over the weekend of Sept. 6-7 at Texas Motor Speedway with a time of 54.118 seconds. Britain’s Nigel Lamb took second in 54.253 and Canada’s Pete McLeod... Continue Reading →

The Last Top Gun

Fighter pilot publishes ‘The Last Top Gun’

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

Pilot Dan Zimberoff has released a new novel, ‘The Last Top Gun: A Story Of The Last Generation Of Navy Fighter Jocks.” Continue Reading →

Tailwind landing proves fatal

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: RV-7A. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Laramie, Wyo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot approached the non-towered airport for landing. The airport had two runways, 21/03 and 30/15. The winds at the time of the accident were reported to be 350° at... Continue Reading →

RC Warbirds over Nampa 2014

Video: RC Warbirds over Nampa

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

“The Nampa Model Aviators RC club hosts an exciting and varied gathering annually for radio-control warbirds at their home field in Nampa, Idaho. The aircraft range from 1/3 scale World War I fighters to lightweight electric warbirds of World War... Continue Reading →

Leaders, followers, and picking your mission

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

Like it or not, most of us are followers. That’s not a bad thing. It’s not a good thing. It’s just a thing. A description of the way things are. A stand-alone fact. Most of us follow someone else, a... Continue Reading →

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SportAir launches Name This Plane contest

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor of Savage Cub-S, Cub, Cruiser and Classic aircraft, has launched a contest to rename the Savage Cub-S. Continue Reading →

North Dakota celebrates GA at jobs rally

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, and North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of manufacturing workers, local officials, business leaders, educators, and university... Continue Reading →