China planning town centered around general aviation

There are a number of towns in the United States where business aviation is big business, such as Wichita. But what about a town dedicated to general aviation, from the airport, to the convention center, to the places people live?

That is the concept behind China’s plan for a city it calls Superior Aviation Town, according to a report on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) website.

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Twin Seabee donated to Vermont Tech

RANDOLPH, Vermont  — Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology Program, in partnership with the Vermont Flight Academy, has received a Twin Seabee amphibious aircraft that was recently donated by a southern California couple.

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Guardian Avionics ships 5000th Carbon Monoxide Detector

TUCSON, Ariz. — Guardian Avionics, which got its start in 2000 with the development of a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector, recently shipped its 5000th unit.

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Commemorative Air Force to host Education Day for local students

DALLAS - The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host a free Education Day for students across North Texas on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Dallas Executive Airport as part of the CAF WWII Air Expo.

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Clecall debuts cleco pliers

ROCKLIN, Calif. — The Clecall Company has introduced a new cleco plier.

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Gust front catches Cessna

Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Huntington, Utah. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The commercial pilot was using his high-wing, tailwheel-equipped airplane to participate in an Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles event at a non-towered airport.

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$67.80 per hour for a C-172? Huh?

How’d you like to rent a Cessna 182 for $110 per hour? Or a Cessna 172 for $67.80 per hour or a Cessna 150 for $51.76 per your? Oh, and those rates include fuel. Did that grab your attention?

Ohio reader Thomas Root recently sent me a flyer from Galion, Ohio’s Galion Air that promotes its aircraft rental.

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Future of Santa Monica Airport on the November ballot

Two opposing measures to decide the future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in southern California will appear on the city ballot in November. The ballot is the latest weapon in what has become a contentious battle over the future of the airport.

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UAS test site adds runway

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi now has an airport and runway in its approved flight ranges.

The FAA recently approved a new range to test and fly unmanned aircraft that includes the Port Mansfield Airport.

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Channel Islands Aviation partners with SBBCollege to offer new aviation program

Channel Islands Aviation has partnered with Santa Barbara Business College in California in a new, accredited program — Associate of Science in Aviation.

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