Museum slates Aviation Day celebration Aug. 19

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum adjacent to Bradley International Airport will celebrate National Aviation Day on Aug. 19.

On this day, which coincides with Orville Wright’s birthday, activities include boarding the museum’s newest display aircraft, the HU-25 Coast Guard Falcon; [Read more...]

Nextant first aviation company to join Remanufacturing Industries Council

Nextant Aerospace, maker of the remanufactured Nextant 400XTi and the Nextant G90XT turboprop, has joined the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC).

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Low altitude loss of power kills one

Aircraft: Folke-Wolf-190 ½ Scale. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Columbus, Ga. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The pilot, 71, had logged about 13,000 hours. He was flying the pattern at a tower controlled airport. After conducting a touch-and-go landing on Runway 24, he advised the controller that he had a partial loss of engine power and intended to land on Runway 13.

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Here’s your chance: Let the FAA know what you think

It isn’t often we are given an opportunity to give the FAA feedback — especially when they are asking for it. Well, you now have an opportunity to offer your two cents (or more).

Following are a few words from Haym Benaroya, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers University, about what he is hoping to learn from those of us who live general aviation.

Knowing there are some strong opinions out there, if you’d rather make certain Haym (and the FAA) know your thoughts without your name associated with them, send your comments to me and I’ll remove all identifying information before forwarding them on to Haym.

Otherwise comment directly to Haym at benaroya@rci.rutgers.edu or Haym Benaroya, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8058.

Take it away Haym…

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Former LGB manager honored

LONG BEACH, CALIF. —  Chris Kunze, who managed the administration and operations of the Long Beach Airport (LGB) for nearly three decades, has been honored by the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) with the Wanamaker Award for his aviation industry leadership.

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Florida Tech launches online aviation management degree

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Tech is introducing a Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management offered 100% online.

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Wheels Up celebrates first anniversary

NEW YORK, NY – Private aviation company Wheels Up is celebrating its first year of operations this August.

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Genesys Aerosystems surpasses 1,500 autopilot certifications

MINERAL WELLS, Texas  — Genesys Aerosystems reports it has surpassed 1,500 FAA and international Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its S-TEC line of autopilot systems, covering nearly every make and model of general aviation airplanes and helicopters and about half of all US autopilot certifications issued.

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Avflight opens FBO in popular Michigan tourism destination

FBO chain Avflight Corporation has opened for business at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan. Operating out of the airport’s General Aviation Terminal, Avflight offers an array of Avfuel fueling products and services, including the jet fuel savings program Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP rewards.

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Latest edition of World Directory of Light Aviation now available

Now available is the 268-page World Directory of Light Aviation 2014/2015 (WDLA), which includes images, descriptions and technical data on more than 1,000 aircraft, including ultralights, microlights, LSA, gyrocopter, certified aircraft, kitplanes, trikes, ultralight and certified gliders and motor-gliders, instruments, engines, propellers, accessories, and more.

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