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 →

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Fighter pilot publishes ‘The Last Top Gun’

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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

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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

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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 →

Fore! Washington airport debuts fly-in golf program

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The city of Colville, Wash., has teamed with Dominion Meadows Golf Course to encourage GA pilots to fly into the city’s general aviation airport and play a round of golf at the adjacent golf course. Continue Reading →

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NAFI seeks nominations to Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

The National Association of Flight Instructors is soliciting nominations 2015 inductee(s) for the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame. Continue Reading →

iFlightPlanner launches trade-up program

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

iFlightPlanner has launched its Competitive Trade-Up Program, a new initiative that allows pilots using any competitive flight planning product to trade-in their existing subscription and have the time remaining on it added to their new iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership. Continue Reading →

Cirrus makes key executive appointments

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft recently announced five executive appointments. Continue Reading →

Museum hosts World War I airshow

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The Virginia Beach Airport will once again host the Military Aviation Museum’s World War I airshow Oct. 4-5. This year’s show commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, museum officials note. The annual weekend airshow will include... Continue Reading →

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Piper M-Class approved by China

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the turboprop Piper Meridian, the pressurized piston-powered Piper... Continue Reading →

Bad bolt brings down airplane

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Corinth, Miss. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, after about two hours of uneventful flight a loud noise came from the engine compartment and the engine cowling began shaking violently. Continue Reading →