First flight, bad flight

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Midget Mustang. Injuries: None. Location: Erie, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The flight was the new owner’s first flight in the airplane. He said the wind was calm when he lined up for takeoff, but as he started the takeoff roll,... Continue Reading →

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Expedition Amelia seeks funding to finally solve Earhart mystery

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

On May 21, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan boarded their Lockheed Electra and took off from Oakland, California, on their second attempt to fly around the world. This time, they flew to the east. Earhart was supposed... Continue Reading →

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Bob Hoover documentary premieres Aug. 10

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Oshkosh, Wis. — A new documentary on aviation legend Bob Hoover debuted at this year’s AirVenture and will make its world premiere Aug. 10. Continue Reading →

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Video: ‘Aviation: The Invisible Highway’ documentary set for 2015 release

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

From the creator of One Six Right comes a documentary called “Aviation: The Invisible Highway“. Continue Reading →

Nominations now open for HAI Salute to Excellence

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is accepting nominations for its 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards, effective immediately. The awards will be presented during HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Continue Reading →

Landmark completes acquisition of Ross Aviation

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Landmark Aviation has completed the acquisition of Ross Aviation, a network of FBOs located throughout the United States. Continue Reading →

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Trojan Phlyers to fly at inaugural Pikes Peak Regional Airshow

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

The Trojan Phlyers Demonstration Team is gearing up for a return to Colorado to perform in the inaugural Pikes Peak Regional Airshow at the Colorado Springs International Airport Aug. 9-10. Continue Reading →

Lancaster Airport to Host FMA Fly-In MusicJam

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) and the Lancaster Airport Authority, in cooperation with Fiorentino’s Italian Restaurant & Bar and the Civil Air Patrol-Jesse Jones Composite Squadron 304, will hold a Fly-In MusicJam at Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania, Sept. 12-13. Continue Reading →

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Garmin enhances Connext with wireless cockpit connectivity to mobile devices

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Garmin has introduced an expanded Connext portfolio of products and features, including wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot on an iPad/iPhone and some Android mobile devices. When paired with compatible Garmin avionics, the Flight Stream 110 can share weather,... Continue Reading →

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Snap-On introduces lightweight electronic torque wrench

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

When talking about tools, being referred to as a lightweight usually isn’t a good thing. But that’s not the case with the new ControlTech (CTECH) Aluminum Electronic Torque Wrench, according to officials with Snap-on Industrial. Continue Reading →

Concorde Higher Power RG‐380E/46 Series Batteries receive TSO approval

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Concorde Battery Corporation has received TSO approval of the RG-380E/46 battery series. The RG‐380E/46 series batteries have more power at the same weight and in the same dimensions as the RG Series RG‐380E/44 batteries, according to company officials. Continue Reading →

Go around goes bad

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six. Injuries: None. Location: Palo Pinto, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during an attempted go-around. The airplane drifted off the centerline and into trees off to the side of the runway. Continue Reading →

AOPA looking for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Following on the success of its 2014 regional fly-ins, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has issued a “Request for Airport Proposal” for its series of regional fly-ins for 2015. Continue Reading →

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Video: An inverted proposal

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Videos of airborne marriage proposals have made their way around the interwebs before, but this is a new angle. Congratulations to Ernest and Olivia. Continue Reading →

Oshkosh attendance up from last year

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Experimental Aircraft Association officials report that attendance at this year’s AirVenture topped 500,000, an increase of 5% to 6% over last year. Continue Reading →