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They reached for the stars

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

The pride of my small aviation art and poster collection is a glimpse into one of GA’s most daring – and star-crossed – new products. It’s time to dig out my prize Starship poster and look back on troubled times... Continue Reading →

Get the bug for air sports with new FAI video

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the federation. The 3-minute film presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner. Continue Reading →

Animal rescue flight to depart from Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

Calling all pilots and animal lovers! On Saturday, Sept. 27, a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Their destination? New homes and non-kill shelters... Continue Reading →

Upgrades planned at Knoxville Airport

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville area will see no disruption of flights at the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), even as a six-year, $108 million airport modernization program is embarked upon, the most extensive project in the airport’s history, according to airport... Continue Reading →

Innovators selected to showcase ideas at AirVenture

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Seven emerging tech companies will showcase their newest ideas for aviation this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh as part of the event’s EAA Innovation Center. The exhibits range from new aircraft designs to the latest... Continue Reading →

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Latest edition of Pilot’s Guide to Avionics to be released at AirVenture

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Electronics Association’s 2014-15 edition of thePilot’s Guide to Avionics will be available to all pilots and aircraft owners at this year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Free copies will be available to all AirVenture attendees at the AEA booth located... Continue Reading →

FlightSafety appoints Kuchta director of training operations

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has appointed Paul Kuchta Director, Training Operations. He will manage the implementation of policies and procedures related to the company’s aircraft maintenance technician and cabin safety training programs. Continue Reading →

Husch Blackwell introduces UAS practice

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

Husch Blackwell has introduced its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) group, which will assist commercial business users and manufacturers in navigating the requirements for unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Continue Reading →

Poor approach, poor landing

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Chester, Conn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was trying to land. The first two approaches terminated in go-arounds. On the third approach he felt that the airplane was high and fast, Continue Reading →

Calling all backcountry pilots!

Posted on July 6th, 2014 by

We are once again focusing on backcountry flying in our next print issue and we wanted to reach out to our readers to see if they could provide tips or advice on backcountry flying, ranging from preparing for a trip to... Continue Reading →

Partnerships: The difference between a moped and a Ducati

Posted on July 6th, 2014 by

Late in 2013 a study was released by PricewaterhouseCoopers that ranked Florida above 49 other states as the most attractive location for aviation entities to do business. Governor Rick Scott took the report in stride, suggesting it was an indicator... Continue Reading →

Banyan voted #1 Southeast FBO in Pilots’ Choice Awards

Posted on July 6th, 2014 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) was voted # 1 among the top five U.S. FBOs in the Southeast in the 2014 Pilots’ Choice Awards survey by FltPlan, the largest flight planning service... Continue Reading →

Zenith

Zenith Aircraft hosts Annual Hangar Day Sept. 20

Posted on July 5th, 2014 by

MEXICO, Mo. —  Zenith Aircraft will host its 23rd Annual Hangar Day Fly-In and Open House on Saturday, Sept. 20. Continue Reading →

Myrick named CAP national vice commander

Posted on July 5th, 2014 by

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Col. Larry Myrick of San Luis Obispo, California, has been confirmed as the Civil Air Patrol’s next national vice commander by the organization’s board of governors. Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP’s next chief executive officer... Continue Reading →

Latest edition of FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on July 5th, 2014 by

The July/August 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on flying companions, is now online. “In this issue we look to provide a basic guide for friends and loved ones who join us in the air or might have an interest... Continue Reading →

News

July 23 hearing to examine state of aviation manufacturing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing July 23 to review the state of American aviation manufacturing, including economic health and challenges facing the industry. Continue Reading →

Opinion

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The story behind Aeroshell’s iconic cow poster

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As many of you read this, you may be on your way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. I hope to be there this year and may see some of you. I always enjoy Oshkosh, but... Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

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The story behind Aeroshell’s iconic cow poster

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As many of you read this, you may be on your way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. I hope to be there this year and may see some of you. I always enjoy Oshkosh, but... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

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All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

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The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Bad bounce for Cessna

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Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: None. Location: Montrose, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane bounced upon touchdown. Instead of initiating a go-around, the pilot continued with the landing, believing that the airplane would settle to the runway without further incident. The... Continue Reading →

Products

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MT-Propeller receives EASA STC for PA-46

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MT-Propeller has received an EASA STC for the next generation Quiet Fan Jet 5-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(P)/CFR203-58d on the PA-46-500TP. The FAA STC also has been received, company officials said. Continue Reading →