Sennheiser reorganizes sales into a single team

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Sennheiser has centralized its aviation-related sales force within the Sennheiser Group to create a single, global sales team. Continue Reading →

TBM 900 uses Hartzell standby alternator

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

Daher-Socata has selected Hartzell Engine Technologies new lightweight, 100-amp ES-10024B-5 unit as the standby alternator aboard the new-generation TBM-900. Continue Reading →

Celebrating 40 years of great times and great people

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by

“In the uniquely different manner the event is managed, there is the freedom to explore and innovate by any volunteer.” That’s how Karl “Bud” Davidson begins his recounting of SUN ‘n FUN’s 40 years in a new book, “Unfreeze Your... Continue Reading →

Too big for one airport

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by

Thousands of spectators stream through the gates to SUN ‘n FUN each day. They come from down the street and around the world. When they step onto the grounds they encounter hundreds of aircraft of all shapes and sizes. Flying... Continue Reading →

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Happy anniversary Captain Capra

Posted on April 6th, 2014 by

This year’s SUN ’n FUN marked the 10th anniversary of Jason Capra as co-pilot on the Douglas C-54 “Spirit of Freedom,” a flying museum dedicated to telling the story of the Berlin Airlift. And he’s only 30. Continue Reading →

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Stallion 51: Mustangs and more in 2014

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

Stallion 51, an aviation business that specializes in rare vintage aircraft, has become a cornerstone of the Mustang world — restoring, operating and marketing the rarest of the breed. Continue Reading →

Twin Bee donated to flight school

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER Earlier the week at SUN ’n FUN, Roger and Jeanette Glazer of Newport Beach, Calif., donated a Twin Bee seaplane (N123BR) to the Vermont Flight Academy. Continue Reading →

EFB Challenge launched this week

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

A competition to measure pilots on their use of the iPad as an EFB launched this week at SUN ’n FUN. The contest, led by MyGoFlight and the IMC Club, is designed to advance the use of low cost, readily... Continue Reading →

iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0 released

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

FlightPlanner has released iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.0, an upgrade to its iPad-based flight planning solution presented by Sennheiser. Continue Reading →

King Schools launches pilot forum

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Pilots often say that one of the things they miss about general aviation is a sense of community. Today, John and Martha King of King Schools unveiled a new pilot community at JohnAndMartha.KingSchools.com. Continue Reading →

Ground loop for Piper Pacer

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a hard surfaced runway. Continue Reading →

New Jersey Aviation Conference set

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

SOMERSET, N.J. — The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition (MAAC) will hold the 19th Annual New Jersey Aviation Conference May 2-3. Featuring a new and expanded format, the conference combines a traditional symposium with a unique ground school session. Continue Reading →

Digital engine display for Citation legacy aircraft unveiled

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

JETTECH has teamed with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to develop a new, direct replacement Digital Engine Display specifically for Cessna Citation 500/501/550/551/S550/560 series aircraft. Continue Reading →

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Think Global Flight takes off today

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Think Global Flight embarked from SUN ’n FUN today on its epic world flight to promote education around the world. Continue Reading →

OpenAirplane expands to private aircraft

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Thursday at SUN ’n FUN, OpenAirplane unveiled a new service that helps aircraft owners join the “sharing economy.” With “Collaborative Aircraft Rental” owners can rent their airplanes to pilots who have passed the OpenAirplane universal checkout. Continue Reading →

News

Free Preflight Weather Analysis Course available

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Find-it Fast Books now offers a free 440-page preflight weather analysis course for pilots of all experience levels. The PDF format course may be completed online or downloaded and shared with other pilots to desktops, laptops and tablet computers. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Max Conrad: The early years

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When he died in 1979, Max Conrad was known the world over as the “Flying Grandfather.” A long-distance record breaker in light aircraft, most notably the Piper Comanche, Max was generally credited with more flying time than any other pilot... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

Tecnam reports success at SUN ‘n FUN

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Tecnam reports its most successful visit ever to the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, with both the announcement of the launch of Tecnam USA Inc.’s dedicated facilities in Sebring, Florida, and sales orders on 12... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

EASA STC granted for diesel Archers

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Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine. Continue Reading →

Accidents

NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Continue Reading →

Products

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

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Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections. Continue Reading →