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 →

Global Parts Group acquires Tulakes Aero assets

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

Global Parts Group of Augusta, Kan., distributors and producers of parts for business, general, and commercial aviation, has acquired the assets of Tulakes Aero of Bethany, Oklahoma and incorporated them into a new division of the Global Parts Group, named Global... Continue Reading →

John Wayne Airport prepares to change runway designations

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

SANTA ANA, Calif. – For nearly half a century, John Wayne Airport (JWA) has operated two runways, a commercial runway – one left and one nine right (1L-19R) — and a general aviation runway – one right and one nine left (1R-19L).... Continue Reading →

The Total Track System for aviation launches

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

REDMOND, Washington — Dynamic Systems, which specializes in barcode software solutions and data collection applications, has unveiled a turn key system to track tools and inventory for the aviation/MRO/ BO industry based on the latest bar code technology. Continue Reading →

Power Flow celebrates 15 years of shipping tuned exhaust systems

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Power Flow is celebrating the anniversary of shipping tuned exhaust systems around the world for 15 years. The first shipment followed two years of development, flight testing and pursuit of the first STC. Since then the company has... Continue Reading →

Savvy Aviator introduces FEVA

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by

Savvy Aviator has introduced FEVA — Failing Exhaust Valve Analytics — which provides advance warning of failing exhaust valves in piston aircraft engines equipped with a digital engine monitor. Continue Reading →

Giles elected chairman of Greenville Airport Commission

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Jonathan P. Giles (pictured) has been elected chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC), owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina, while Jim Wall has been elected vice chairman of the commission. GMU is the busiest general... Continue Reading →

AirVenture gets bigger and so does Sporty’s

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Sporty’s will unveil a new display tent at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. Continue Reading →

FlightSafety promotes Bitgood to manager of Long Beach center

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Todd Bitgood to manager of its Learning Center in Long Beach, California. He succeeds Pete Nily, who has become a Regional Director of Training Operations. Continue Reading →

VFR into IMC proves fatal

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Aircraft: RV-4. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Cedartown, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, took off in VFR conditions on a cross-country flight. There was no record of the pilot obtaining a preflight briefing. Continue Reading →

FAA receives unleaded fuels proposals

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA reports it has received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an... Continue Reading →