Aircraft Window Repairs celebrates 35 years

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

TORRENCE, Calif. – Aircraft Window Repairs is celebrating 35-years of evaluating and repairing aircraft windows. “We take extreme pride being approved by all the major aircraft manufacturers,” says Kathi Cupery, President. Aircraft Window Repairs reconditions about 85% of the windows... Continue Reading →

Stoned pilot crashes in lake

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Kitfox IV. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Cross Lake, Minn. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The airplane was observed flying low and slow over a lake. It stalled, entered a spin, then hit the water. Continue Reading →

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Is this the new GA?

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

The word “legacy” is often used to refer to products that are dominant today but threatened by disruptive influences. Legacy airlines, for example, are today’s largest carriers but ones burdened with aircraft bought earlier and with labor contracts negotiated years... Continue Reading →

Video: River fly out

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

A nice mix of aircraft, a river and a sand bar paired up with some wing mounted cameras and a quadcopter make for the ultimate aviation video selfie. (Thanks to BackcountryPilot.org for the find.) Continue Reading →

FAA: 2020 ADS-B deadline won’t change

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

In testimony on the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of mandated ADS-B equipment in general aviation aircraft is hard and fast. According... Continue Reading →

LandingFinder.com launches

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

The makers of Day Flier have released LandingFinder.com, a free tool that allows pilots to quickly find the closest airport to an unfamiliar destination. Continue Reading →

Annual ‘migration’ to Willapa Harbor Airport approaching

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Pilots from throughout the northwest – and beyond – are invited to “flock” to the Willapa Harbor Airport (2S9) Saturday, August 9 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). The promise of fresh succulent Willapa Bay Oysters beckons private pilots to the fifth annual... Continue Reading →

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Greg Koontz to receive 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Greg Koontz has been named the 2014 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. Continue Reading →

Pacific Coast Avionics is a Garmin top ten dealer 18 years in a row

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Pacific Coast Avionics has been recognized as a Garmin Elite Platinum Dealer for 2013. Wayne McGhee, Garmin Western Regional Sales Manager presented Dewey Conroy, Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Coast Avionics on July 10. “Our Company has held... Continue Reading →

Guardian Avionics introduces FMS 650

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Guardian Avionics, a division of CO Guardian, has introduced the FMS 650, a state-of-the-art connected cockpit system. The unit is installed in your panel and communicates via the RS232 data bus. Bluetooth technology provides multiple data feeds from the FMS 650 to... Continue Reading →

New services offered to pilots attending Oshkosh

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Services such as morning weather briefing and flight planning will be available in a new location for pilots at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, slated for July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Continue Reading →

World War I drama coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio – Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I as one of the nation’s premier historical aviation events brings the excitement of early air power to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 27-28.... Continue Reading →

Air Orlando Maintenance names Burdzy service manager

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Joe Burdzy has joined Air Orlando Maintenance as Service Manager. He brings over 35 years of experience to the company, which is at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida. His position encompasses all maintenance and parts functions including customer liaison, employee... Continue Reading →

Crosswind crimps Pacer

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Cooperstown, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot stated that, before initiating the takeoff, he noted that the two windsocks located on the runway indicated a crosswind. Continue Reading →

Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold tremendous potential

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

By MICHAEL TOSCANO From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to... Continue Reading →