First flight from the water for Belite's Sealite.

Belite’s Sealite gets wet

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Belite Aircraft founder James Wiebe flew the new Sealite Amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time on Wednesday. He also landed safely. Not once, but five times. Continue Reading →

Third-class medical reform caught in government maze

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It started two-and-a-half years ago and there is still no clear end in sight. It’s another example of apparent government slow — or no — action. In March 2012, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and... Continue Reading →

Changes coming to North Texas airspace this week

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

The FAA is readying the launch of its second NextGen-related airspace revision project of the year, with significant changes to arrival and departure procedures over the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metropolitan area scheduled to go into effect Thursday, Sept. 18. Continue Reading →

100 Young Eagles to soar from Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

On Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m., the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 249 of Greenville, S.C., will offer free flights to the first 100 8- to 17 year-old kids that ask for a Young Eagles flight at the Southeast Aviation... Continue Reading →

China planning town centered around general aviation

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

There are a number of towns in the United States where business aviation is big business, such as Wichita. But what about a town dedicated to general aviation, from the airport, to the convention center, to the places people live? That... Continue Reading →

Twin Seabee donated to Vermont Tech

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

RANDOLPH, Vermont  — Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology Program, in partnership with the Vermont Flight Academy, has received a Twin Seabee amphibious aircraft that was recently donated by a southern California couple. Continue Reading →

CO Guardian

Guardian Avionics ships 5000th Carbon Monoxide Detector

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

TUCSON, Ariz. — Guardian Avionics, which got its start in 2000 with the development of a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector, recently shipped its 5000th unit. Continue Reading →


Commemorative Air Force to host Education Day for local students

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

DALLAS - The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host a free Education Day for students across North Texas on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Dallas Executive Airport as part of the CAF WWII Air Expo. Continue Reading →


Clecall debuts cleco pliers

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

ROCKLIN, Calif. — The Clecall Company has introduced a new cleco plier. Continue Reading →

Gust front catches Cessna

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Huntington, Utah. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The commercial pilot was using his high-wing, tailwheel-equipped airplane to participate in an Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles event at a non-towered airport. Continue Reading →

$67.80 per hour for a C-172? Huh?

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

How’d you like to rent a Cessna 182 for $110 per hour? Or a Cessna 172 for $67.80 per hour or a Cessna 150 for $51.76 per your? Oh, and those rates include fuel. Did that grab your attention? Ohio... Continue Reading →

Future of Santa Monica Airport on the November ballot

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Two opposing measures to decide the future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in southern California will appear on the city ballot in November. The ballot is the latest weapon in what has become a contentious battle over the future of the... Continue Reading →


UAS test site adds runway

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi now has an airport and runway in its approved flight ranges. The FAA recently approved a new range to test and fly unmanned aircraft... Continue Reading →

Channel Islands Aviation partners with SBBCollege to offer new aviation program

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Channel Islands Aviation has partnered with Santa Barbara Business College in California in a new, accredited program — Associate of Science in Aviation. Continue Reading →

Sierra Industries to develop upgrade program for Cessna bizjets

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Sierra Industries, Ltd., part of the SkyWay Group, has launched a new program of performance upgrades to the Cessna 525 Citation Jet series. Continue Reading →