Orion Jet Center chooses World Fuel Services network

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

Orion Jet Center, located at Opa-Locka Executive Airport (KOPF) in Miami, has selected World Fuel Services Network and the Ascent global fuel brand as its supplier of fuel and branded programs. Continue Reading →

Platinum Tools debuts 22-in-1 screwdriver

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Platinum Tools has introduced the 22-in-1 Security Screwdriver Kit (p/n 19105), which is now shipping with a suggested price of $49.95. Continue Reading →

Night landing goes bad

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 177. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Branson, Mo. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The accident occurred as the pilot attempted to make a night landing on a lighted runway. Continue Reading →

A formation of Yak-52s formation helped get the festivities started

A mile-high airshow takes flight

Posted on September 7th, 2014 by

STORY and PHOTOS By HAYMAN TAM Colorado is the home of several airshows and mile-high airshow fans turned out in force to welcome the birth of a new airshow in the state.  The inaugural Pikes Peak Regional Air Show took... Continue Reading →

Search unearths story of Wright factory seamstress

Posted on September 7th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — An effort to gather the stories of Wright Company factory workers has uncovered information about one of the first women in the world to work in the aircraft industry. Ida Holdgreve, born in Delphos, Ohio in 1881,... Continue Reading →

Sisters sweep Scheme Designers Oshkosh scavenger hunt

Posted on September 7th, 2014 by

The Scheme Designers Scavenger Hunt at this year’s AirVenture drew contestants of all ages and nationalities.  Ultimately, the winners of the scavenger hunt was a team of sisters, Amelia Stagg, 11, and Piper Stagg, 9, of Lancaster, Pa. (shown in the photo below with Craig... Continue Reading →

Latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by

The September/October 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training. Continue Reading →

LiveAirShowTV releases Heritage Invitational preview

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by

LiveAirshowTV has released its annual preview of the planes participating in the National Aviation Heritage Invitational during the Reno Air Races. This year over 25 planes are entered. Continue Reading →

WGN-TV’s WeatherBug camera now live at Lewis University

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by

WGN-TV has located one of its WeatherBug cameras on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville, Ill. The camera’s high power lens shows weather conditions on the campus and can be focused to provide views of conditions at the Lewis University... Continue Reading →

International Air & Space Hall of Fame names Class of 2014

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by

SAN DIEGO — The International Air & Space Hall of Fame has revealed its Class of 2014, which will be inducted Nov. 1 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Pavilion of Flight,. This year’s class includes: Joe Engle, astronaut, space shuttle... Continue Reading →

Potomac Flight

Culpeper Air Fest slates flight over Washington, D.C., monuments

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by

CULPEPER, Va. — Culpeper Air Fest will serve as a home base on Friday, Oct. 10 for the ground-breaking Potomac Flight, a unique flyover of Washington D.C.’s greatest landmarks including the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. This once-in-a-lifetime flight will feature the North... Continue Reading →

Airplane hits power lines

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Republic RC-3 Seabee. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Cedar Bluff, Ala. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot of the amphibious airplane flew to visit a friend who lived on the shore of a lake. According to the pilot’s friend, the pilot... Continue Reading →

Ask Paul: What spark plug is best for my airplane?

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

Q: Can the Champion 37BY plug (either REM or RHM) be used on a Lycoming O-360 A1A engine? My concern is that the piston may hit the plug tip. Is this a valid concern? DAVID M. GITELMAN, via email Continue Reading →

Newly restored World War II trainer now on display at Air Force museum

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — A highly-accurate, pristine example of one of the most used trainers during World War II is now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Stearman PT-13D Kaydet was a standard primary trainer... Continue Reading →

Silver Wings Fraternity convention slated for Oct. 2-4

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

By MICHAEL TAYLOR, Silver Wings Fraternity PAO The Silver Wings Fraternity Aviation Scholarship Foundation will host its 2014 annual convention in Pensacola, Florida, from Oct. 2-4. Continue Reading →