The Golden West Regional Fly-In will be held October 17 for one day only at Yuba County Airport (MYV) in Marysville, Calif. A preliminary schedule calls for a pancake breakfast, aircraft displays and exhibits, radio-controlled aircraft and a new “DroneZone”, activities for kids, Young Eagles flights and more.
A cornerstone of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Flight Plan program for youth is free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Sporty’s now offers new content and functionality for the course, which serves as ground school, test prep and a complete flight training companion. Nearly four hours of new high-definition video content and animations have been added, along with improved features for the written test prep application. [Read more…]
KERRVILLE, Texas — Mooney International delivered three new M20TN Acclaims to their owners this week.
The deliveries were made at Mooney’s Kerrville Texas facility. The new Acclaims will be based out of Louisiana, Florida, and New York. These Acclaims follow the delivery of the first B Registered Acclaim delivered last December to Henan, China. [Read more…]
Continental Motors Group reports that its MRO subsidiary, Continental Motors Services (CMS), located in Fairhope, Alabama, added turbine overhaul, repair and sales capabilities to its list of services with the acquisition of United Turbine and UT Aeroparts Corporations of Miami, Florida. [Read more…]
Lightspeed Aviation has revealed the details of a pair of offers for its Spring Promotion.
Customers who buy any new Lightspeed Zulu PFX or Zulu.2 will receive a Lightspeed iPad leather folio made from full-grain South American cowhide.
The second offer is designed for those looking to outfit their entire plane or helicopter: Buy any new Lightspeed headset at retail price and save 10% on additional Lightspeed headsets of equal or lesser value purchased at the same time. [Read more…]
The private pilot had logged 212 hours, including 40 in the Piper Arrow. Two witnesses reported seeing an airplane matching the description of the Piper Arrow flying in the area of the departure airport at very low altitudes about 90 minutes before the accident near Norfolk, Neb. [Read more…]
Gene Sanders submitted this photo from opening day of SUN ‘n FUN, of the Breitling Jet Team poised for its American debut on Tuesday. [Read more…]
Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan’s latest project is the SkiGull, a seaplane that’s currently undergoing initial hydro testing.
Mike Kincaid, a seaplane expert who has written often for General Aviation News and happens to live near Burt’s retirement home in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, reports that the SkiGull “will land very slowly, takeoff quickly, cruise fast, and have an almost forever range. Like all of Burt’s creations, this seaplane will be very unique and could change the way we fly water planes.”
The latest design will also be featured in a new documentary, “Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story.” [Read more…]
Just as SUN ’n FUN kicks off, it was announced that Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared April “Aviation Appreciation Month.”
In Florida, general aviation airports contribute more than $7.7 billion to the state’s economy annually.