Giles elected chairman of Greenville Airport Commission

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Jonathan P. Giles (pictured) has been elected chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC), owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina, while Jim Wall has been elected vice chairman of the commission. GMU is the busiest general... Continue Reading →

AirVenture gets bigger and so does Sporty’s

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Sporty’s will unveil a new display tent at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. Continue Reading →

FlightSafety promotes Bitgood to manager of Long Beach center

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Todd Bitgood to manager of its Learning Center in Long Beach, California. He succeeds Pete Nily, who has become a Regional Director of Training Operations. Continue Reading →

VFR into IMC proves fatal

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: RV-4. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Cedartown, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, took off in VFR conditions on a cross-country flight. There was no record of the pilot obtaining a preflight briefing. Continue Reading →

FAA receives unleaded fuels proposals

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA reports it has received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an... Continue Reading →

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SkyCraft finishes ASTM compliance, opens new factory

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SkyCraft Airplanes has declared to the FAA that its SD-1 Minsiport is compliant with all ASTM regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft one year after publicly announcing it would be producing the airplane ready-to-fly. SkyCraft now awaits an FAA audit, after which it... Continue Reading →

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Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA ambassador

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

Legendary air show and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an AOPA Ambassador, according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Continue Reading →

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New flight school opens at SNA

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

It has been more than 34 years since a helicopter flight school has opened its doors at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. In fact Revolution Aviation is the first flight school locally to offer crossover training in helicopter,... Continue Reading →

West Star Aviation named East Alton Rotary Business of the Year

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

The Rotary Club of East Alton, Ill., recently recognized West Star Aviation as its Business of the Year. Continue Reading →

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New features unveiled for Flying Eyes Sunglasses

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, Texas — Patented Flying Eyes Sunglasses  are being updated with an even thinner set of temples to make them easier to wear under a headset. Continue Reading →

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AeroBase Group now distributor for Checkers

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

MELBOURNE, Florida – AeroBase Group has become an authorized distributor for Checkers Industrial, a supplier of aircraft chocks and cable protectors. Continue Reading →

World War I aviation experts featured at museum symposium

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SEATTLE — On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a one-day symposium at The Museum of Flight on Saturday, July 26, brings together the leading experts on World War I aviation to show... Continue Reading →

Fuel valve failure contributes to fatal crash

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beech A23. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor. Location: Laytonsville, Md. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, accompanied by a flight instructor, was practicing takeoffs and landings. The first two went well. Before the third takeoff, the pilot verified that the... Continue Reading →

Runway-side Chalet Suzanne closing after 83 Years

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Chalet Suzanne Restaurant and Inn in Lake Wales, Florida, a paradigm of class and cuisine among airplane-accessible destinations, will be closing its doors Aug. 4. Looking for a buyer, third-generation owner Eric Hinshaw and wife Dee say it can be yours.... Continue Reading →

Video: Way too close

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

While not general aviation, this video shows in moving pictures a near collision as a result of a runway incursion. Continue Reading →