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 →

There you go again

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

On Jan. 19 your bloggers posted a rebuttal to an article in EAA’s Sport Aviation titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. We did our... Continue Reading →

Hillsboro Aviation debuts new financing options for flight training

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Hillsboro Aviation, an airplane and helicopter flight training school, has numerous financing options for flight training available, including a new loan program that offers up to full program financing. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle to host UAS workshop in San Diego

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry can take advantage of a two-day course being offered in San Diego April 24-25 by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide. Continue Reading →

Mustang Aeronautics slates Open House Fly-In

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The Midget Mustang and Mustang II fly-in and factory open house is scheduled for May 17 at the Oakland Troy Airport (KVLL) in Troy, Mich. Continue Reading →

AnywhereEducation to cover Flight Guide iEFB subscriptions

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Airguide Publications, the publisher of Flight Guide airport guides and the iEFB tablet app, has ceased operations. Customers with an iEFB subscription were left to wonder about the updates they were owned after the app was pulled from Apple’s App... Continue Reading →


iFly GPS now available for Android

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Adventure Pilot has launched iFly GPS for Android. iFly GPS is available on the Google Play Store and the App Store with a 30-day free trial. Continue Reading →

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 →


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 →


Trine Aerospace & Defense gets FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Trine Aerospace & Defense has earned FAA Part 145 approval as a certified repair station. Based at the Colorado Springs (KCOS) airport, Trine Aerospace & Defense offers engineering, manufacturing, and aircraft modification on general aviation, commercial,... Continue Reading →


The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying


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


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 →


A type club for type clubs


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 →


Intersection takeoff goes bad


Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Lake Wales, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with his CFI. Continue Reading →


bench bender brake

Bend metal with ease


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 →