Digital engine display for Citation legacy aircraft unveiled

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

JETTECH has teamed with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to develop a new, direct replacement Digital Engine Display specifically for Cessna Citation 500/501/550/551/S550/560 series aircraft. Continue Reading →

Think Global Flight June 3

Think Global Flight takes off today

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Think Global Flight embarked from SUN ’n FUN today on its epic world flight to promote education around the world. Continue Reading →

OpenAirplane expands to private aircraft

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Thursday at SUN ’n FUN, OpenAirplane unveiled a new service that helps aircraft owners join the “sharing economy.” With “Collaborative Aircraft Rental” owners can rent their airplanes to pilots who have passed the OpenAirplane universal checkout. Continue Reading →


The fun rating

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER Known as the fun rating, seaplane flying has an adventurous allure. Seaplane pilots venture into hard-to-reach places, such as villages in Alaska, fishing spots in Canada, Florida swamps, Amazon rivers, small bays, and Caribbean islands. The... Continue Reading →

MAF to dedicate newest plane

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Mission Aviation Fellowship’s newest aircraft, a Quest KODIAK, will soon be on its way to Papua, Indonesia, where it will make life better for people living in remote corners of the jungle. Continue Reading →

SPOT debuts SPOT Trace

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

SPOT has launched new SPOT Trace,  an anti-theft asset tracking device. SPOT Trace ensures airplanes, cars, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles and other valuable assets are where they need to be, notifying owners via email or text when movement is detected... Continue Reading →

Lightspeed reveals finalists for Pilot’s Choice Awards

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

From the grandstands at SUN ‘n FUN, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced the names of 15 charities, selected from hundreds of nominees, that will benefit from grants to be awarded through the Pilot’s Choice Awards Program. Continue Reading →

Helicopter trainer debuts

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

ELITE Simulation Solutions, in cooperation with Daedalus Technologies and Laminar Research, introduced the TH22 piston helicopter primary flight training device at this week’s SUN ’n FUN. Continue Reading →

Zenith introduces CH-750 with Rotax 912iS at SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Zenith Aircraft introduced a CH 750 powered by a new Rotax 912iS engine at this week’s SUN ’n FUN. Continue Reading →

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0 released

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

iFlightPlanner has released iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0, an upgrade to its iPad-based flight planning solution presented by Sennheiser. Continue Reading →

Inexperience, sensitive brakes bad combo

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Fairchild 24 C8C. Injuries: None. Location: Redmond, Ore. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot received his tailwheel endorsement in another airplane make. His total flight time in the Fairchild was about one hour. Continue Reading →

FAA pursues rulemaking on third class medical

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is moving ahead with the rulemaking process to possibly expand the number of pilots eligible to fly without the need for a third-class medical certificate. Continue Reading →

Mentoring: Making it more affordable

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

The role of a mentor varies widely depending on the situation. In general they are there to provide counsel, be supportive, give constructive criticism and encouragement. One area that doesn’t get a lot of airplay is the money-saving benefits of... Continue Reading →


GRT introduces Mini EFIS

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

GRT Avionics is showcasing its new Mini EFIS at this week’s SUN ’n FUN. Continue Reading →


Hydrodynamics introduces Method Seven Glasses

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

Hydrodynamics introduced the Method Seven Glasses at this week’s SUN ’n FUN. Continue Reading →


Confusion surrounds Motor octane rating


Earlier this year I gave several state IA renewal seminars. I always enjoy these because I get to greet many old friends and find out what is going on in the industry. I also get a lot of excellent information from... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins


Barksdale AFB Open House and Air Show features Thunderbirds


SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. — Barksdale Air Force Base, in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, is hosting the annual Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26-27. This free event invites the public... Continue Reading →


Low-altitude manuever kills three


Aircraft: Cessna 185. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Blanding, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was accompanied by his father and his flight instructor, who was very experienced in mountain flying and familiar with the local canyon areas. Continue Reading →


TAS launches turbine sales division


TAS Aircraft Sales has launched a turbine aircraft sales division, which will offer a range of aircraft brokerage and acquisition services, specifically aimed at helping owners of high-­performance piston aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22, and the transition into light turbine aircraft, such... Continue Reading →