Flight school adds Great Lakes biplane to fleet

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Crew Training International, a flight training school headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 biplane to its aircraft fleet. Continue Reading →

Strong winds contribute to broken nose gear

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it. Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes at SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

SUN ‘n FUN was fantastic this year. If you didn’t make it to Lakeland, Florida, at the start of the month, be sure to put it on your 2015 calendar: April 21-26, 2015. We produce SUN ‘n FUN Today, the... Continue Reading →

C4

Flight Design taps Garmin for C4 avionics

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Aero Friedrichshafen, Germany — The Flight Design has chosen Garmin to provide avionics for its new four-seat aircraft, the C4. The avionics suite for the $250,000 composite aircraft is named the Flight Design Vision Touch by Garmin. Continue Reading →

Cabot Award to be presented to Van’s Richard VanGrunsven

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will present the Godfrey L. Cabot Award to Richard VanGrunsven, Founder and CEO of Van’s Aircraft, on Friday, June 6, at the Harvard Club in Boston. Continue Reading →

Comp Air teams with Privateer Industries

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

TITUSVILLE, Florida — Comp Air Aviation has a long history of building high-performance composite aircraft. Over  the past 15 years the company has been busy  building carbon composite aircraft with an eye toward FAA certification. So, when John Meekins, owner... Continue Reading →

Endeavor Award finalists named

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

“We have sought and we have found the very best and most dedicated volunteer pilots in America,” said Mark Wolper, president of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee. “Among many pilots nominated... Continue Reading →

Sporty’s first flying club rebates paid

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Flying clubs who enrolled as part of Sporty’s Flying Club Rebate Program have now received their first quarterly checks. Rebates for clubs enrolled in this new program totaled more than $,1000, according to Sporty’s officials. Continue Reading →

Pipistrel launches online Virus SW course

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Pipistrel-online, the Pipistrel training portal, has released a new on-line course for the VIRUS SW Light-Sport Aircraft. Continue Reading →

New officers for AEA

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

Members of the Aircraft Electronics Association recently elected new representatives to its board of directors, and the AEA board of directors elected a new chairman and new vice chairman. The new AEA chairman is David Loso, manager of avionics sales... Continue Reading →

Upwind scholarships awarded

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program has named its 2014 winners: Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif. Both of these aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program that begins with ground school... Continue Reading →

Hand-propping goes awry

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Johnson Valley, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: An acquaintance of the pilot expressed an interest in learning to fly his newly purchased airplane. The pilot agreed to provide a demonstration flight. Continue Reading →

Banner year for SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

“Pick your cliche,” said John “Lites” Lennhouts, as the president of SUN ‘n FUN kicked off his closing day briefing. “We hit it out of the park, hit a home run, what have you.” Great weather, both locally and for... Continue Reading →

FAA issues second GA airport study

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has issued its second study of general aviation airports, called ASSET 2, this time covering 497 airports that did not fit into a category under the original study. Continue Reading →

Stallion's Crazy Horse Low Pass

Mercy Flight Southeast and Stallion 51 pick raffle winner

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Stallion 51 teamed up with Mercy Flight Southeast to raise funds for the volunteer pilot organization by raffling a flight in Stallion 51’s Mustang. Hundreds of people from all over the country bought tickets hoping to win a hands-on orientation... Continue Reading →

News

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Is there an STC for a primer system for my engine?

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Q: I have been looking for a possible STC to install a primer system on a O-320-A2D. Would you know of one? JERRY BARNHILL, Longville, La. Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

AOPA launches first member fly-in this Saturday

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest member-aviation organization, will host the first of seven fly-ins for 2014 at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds of aircraft are expected in San Marcos, and... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor approach for Piper

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Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Eaton, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway. Continue Reading →

Products

New book: Area 51 – Black Jets

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Area 51, until recently, was the worst-kept U.S. government secret. We all knew it existed, but the mystery of the place remained, and still does. Bill Yenne’s book, “Area 51 Black Jets – A History of the Aircraft Developed at... Continue Reading →