Sensenich introduces prop for RVs and other fast homebuilts

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Sensenich Propellers announces that its adjustable composite propeller for the Lycoming O-360 has passed all its own tests and also complies with ASTM standards, and is ready to ship to owners of Van’s RV models 3, 4, 6, 7, 8,... Continue Reading →

Side-load over-stresses landing gear

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Cross Keys, N.J. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: An airport surveillance camera captured the airplane as it landed, then fish-tailed before going off the left side of the runway. Continue Reading →

Something to brag about

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Today is a good day to brag a bit. With the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in the rearview mirror, it’s a great time to celebrate where we are as an industry, because there is a lot going... Continue Reading →

Are federal regulations helping to increase flying costs?

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If costs of flying have increased in recent years, one reason might be new federal regulations on small businesses, such as FBOs, airport managers, and others who must raise prices to meet increases in their costs of... Continue Reading →

Stallion's Crazy Horse Low Pass

P-51 raffle winner named

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

And the winner is…Jim Penn. At SUN ’n FUN, Penn’s raffle ticket was plucked from a tumbler filled with hundreds of tickets and now he gets an orientation flight in the P-51 “Crazy Horse” operated by Stallion 51. Continue Reading →

Run For The Angels 5K slated at ORL April 19

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

The Orlando Executive Airport will host its fourth annual “Run for the Angels 5K” on April 19. All proceeds will benefit Angel Flight Southeast, Continue Reading →

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Continental Motors acquires F406 type certificate

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Continental Motors has partnered with ASI Innovation of Reims, France, to acquire the Type Certificate, inventory and manufacturing rights for the F406 twin engine turboprop formerly produced by Reims Aviation of Reims, France. Continue Reading →

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Harrier jet to fly at Vectren Dayton Air Show

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

DAYTON, OHIO — A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier will show off its gravity-defying vertical flight capability at the 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show June 28-29 at Dayton International Airport. Continue Reading →

STC meets ADS-B regulations for GTN 650/750 Citation 500 Series Install

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

JETTECH has received an STC amendment making it Cessna Citation 500 Series Garmin GTN 650/750 touchscreen install compliant with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) regulations. Continue Reading →

WingX Pro7 launches Version 8

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Hilton Software has added Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Routing to its WingX Pro7 application. Continue Reading →

Runway closure surprises pilot

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Seneca. Injuries: None. Location: San Marcos, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot called the Flight Service Station before departing on a cross-country flight to ask if there were any restrictions along his flight route that he needed to... Continue Reading →

Droneport.com: Navy Advances Autonomous Technology in Helicopters

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

From Droneport.com: “As reported by GulfNews.com, the US Navy is testing new autonomous technology in a sensor and software package that can turn any helicopter into cargo drones. With little input from the Marines they are destined to serve, the autonomous cargo... Continue Reading →

Ortega named to Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Kirby V. Ortega, who was chief pilot at the Cessna Aircraft Company for more than 30 years before retiring, was named to the NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame at the NAFI members’ dinner at Sun ‘n Fun. Continue Reading →

SCAA seeking candidates for scholarships, training awards

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

The SoCal Aviation Association is looking for candidates for its scholarship and training awards. Continue Reading →

Students head to rocket contest

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

After months of designing, building and launching home-made model rockets, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). TARC’s top 100 teams will travel to Great... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 →