Fun shout-out from BoldMethod

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

BoldMethod offers online training courses and a daily aviation blog that helps all pilots learn to fly and keep skills sharp. Their blog is informative and often quite entertaining. But Friday’s blog post, titled “6 Things You Can Do With General Aviation... Continue Reading →

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Platinum Tools introduces PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

CAMARILLO , Calif. – Platinum Tools has introduced the PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver. Continue Reading →

ATP Flight School acquires Higher Power Aviation

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

DALLAS — ATP Flight School has purchased a majority ownership interest in Higher Power Aviation, marking ATP’s entry into the transport-category type rating business. Continue Reading →

Low approach proves fatal

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Plainville, Conn. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The  pilot was flying an approach to his home airport in daylight VFR conditions that terminated in a go-around. On the second approach, the airplane flew lower than... Continue Reading →

Saving Ocean Ridge Airport

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

In the 1930s when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney needed to raise money, they found themselves a barn, got the gang together and put on a show. These days fundraising is done online through crowdsourcing, where lots of people donate... Continue Reading →

Governor declares July ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Kentucky

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared July 2014 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Kentucky, general aviation accounts for more than $1.7 billion in economic activity annually. To view the proclamation, click here. Continue Reading →

San Diego utility gets FAA nod to test drones

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

The FAA recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in... Continue Reading →

Aircraft Window Repairs celebrates 35th anniversary

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft Window Repairs Co., a Torrance, California-headquartered FAA/EASA approved repair station, is celebrating its 35th year in the aircraft transparency repair business. Continue Reading →

Garmin Pilot goes global

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Garmin has launched worldwide coverage of the Garmin Pilot application for iPad and iPhone, which provides flight planning capabilities, weather information and navigation. Pilots also have access to expanded coverage of European charts in a single application, including geo-referenced FliteCharts and SafeTaxi airport... Continue Reading →

Avemco Oshkosh forums focus on safety tips

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Avemco Insurance Company will present educational sessions before and during EAA’s AirVenture 2014. Continue Reading →


ASA releases 2015 Test Prep books

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

ASA’s 2015 Test Prep books for pilots and Test Guides for mechanics are available and shipping now. Continue Reading →

Baron offers global weather data for avionics and apps

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Baron, a weather technology company, offers an extensive list of global weather and domestic aviation products for integration into avionics and apps. The Baron Weather API was specifically designed for use by developers who want to include weather data into... Continue Reading →

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New names for Airvans

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Mahindra Aerospace has rebranded its GA8 Airvan and GA10 utility aircraft as the Airvan 8 and Airvan 10. Continue Reading →

Delayed decision leads to crash

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beechcraft Duke. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Sedona, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: According to several witnesses, the airplane appeared to be having difficulty accelerating for takeoff. It did not liftoff. It continued down the 5,132-foot runway, went off the end... Continue Reading →

How to create a fan

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by

The quest for the World Cup has come to an end. Germany took home the title after working their way up through the ranks, win by win. In the end they took out Argentina in a 1–0 contest that left... Continue Reading →