Endeavor Award finalists named

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

“We have sought and we have found the very best and most dedicated volunteer pilots in America,” said Mark Wolper, president of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee. “Among many pilots nominated... Continue Reading →

Sporty’s first flying club rebates paid

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Flying clubs who enrolled as part of Sporty’s Flying Club Rebate Program have now received their first quarterly checks. Rebates for clubs enrolled in this new program totaled more than $,1000, according to Sporty’s officials. Continue Reading →

Pipistrel launches online Virus SW course

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Pipistrel-online, the Pipistrel training portal, has released a new on-line course for the VIRUS SW Light-Sport Aircraft. Continue Reading →

New officers for AEA

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Members of the Aircraft Electronics Association recently elected new representatives to its board of directors, and the AEA board of directors elected a new chairman and new vice chairman. The new AEA chairman is David Loso, manager of avionics sales... Continue Reading →

Upwind scholarships awarded

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program has named its 2014 winners: Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif. Both of these aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program that begins with ground school... Continue Reading →

Hand-propping goes awry

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Johnson Valley, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: An acquaintance of the pilot expressed an interest in learning to fly his newly purchased airplane. The pilot agreed to provide a demonstration flight. Continue Reading →

Banner year for SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

“Pick your cliche,” said John “Lites” Lennhouts, as the president of SUN ‘n FUN kicked off his closing day briefing. “We hit it out of the park, hit a home run, what have you.” Great weather, both locally and for... Continue Reading →

FAA issues second GA airport study

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has issued its second study of general aviation airports, called ASSET 2, this time covering 497 airports that did not fit into a category under the original study. Continue Reading →

Stallion's Crazy Horse Low Pass

Mercy Flight Southeast and Stallion 51 pick raffle winner

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Stallion 51 teamed up with Mercy Flight Southeast to raise funds for the volunteer pilot organization by raffling a flight in Stallion 51’s Mustang. Hundreds of people from all over the country bought tickets hoping to win a hands-on orientation... Continue Reading →

Splash-In: The wet SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER At this year’s SUN ’n FUN, the Seabirds flocked to Lake Agnes at Fantasy of Flight for their 22nd Annual Splash-In. Continue Reading →

Runway to shut down at Rocky Mountain Metro

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) announced a major shutdown and upgrade of its major 9,000-foot runway, 11L-29R, for an estimated $8.83 million reconstruction and overlay. Scheduled for 70 days of closure, the runway is scheduled to be unusable from April... Continue Reading →

Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Now available from ASA is “Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots,” which uses actual aircraft accident examples, statistics, aviation safety studies, and the authors’ more than 60 years of combined experience as pilots and flight safety educators to document and... Continue Reading →

Silent Falcon begins initial production

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies (SFUAS), a former subsidiary of Bye Aerospace, announced a transition to the production phase of its Silent Falcon unmanned aircraft system. The patent-pending Silent Falcon is a solar/electric, all composite, modular small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)... Continue Reading →

Fuel starvation brings down Mooney

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20B. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Rosamond, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: As the pilot prepared for takeoff, he noted that the left fuel tank was about 1/4 full and the right fuel tank was empty. Continue Reading →

Iconic pilot supply store up for sale

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The airport pilot supply store can become like a second home to aviators — especially if the store has been in the same family for decades. Nancy Griffith has owned and operated The Aviator’s Store and Aviation Book Co. at... Continue Reading →

News

A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Opinion

The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying

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The retail price of avgas continues to climb with fewer refineries supplying it. Aircraft parts, never cheap, increase in cost each year. Smaller airports close and larger airports raise hangar rents. Fewer private pilots are flying today than 10years ago,... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

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Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area. Continue Reading →

Aircraft

A type club for type clubs

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Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor fuel management leads to off-airport landing

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Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Fowler’s Bluff, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of about 3,000 feet AGL when the engine lost all power. Continue Reading →

Products

bench bender brake

Bend metal with ease

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Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply. Continue Reading →