Delayed go-around leads to crash

Aircraft: Cessna 175. Injuries: None. Location: Spearfish, S.D. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The pilot thought the airplane was too fast and too high on the first approach to the private airstrip, so he elected to perform a go-around.

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STC in the works for G100UL

While the government begins its testing of four potential 100LL replacements, George Braly and Tim Roehl of General Aviation Modifications Inc. in Oklahoma just finished up yet another test of their unleaded 100-octane avgas — G100UL — at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The fuel underwent flight testing and engine block testing in one of the school’s carbureted 172s.

“No issues were found,” Roehl reports. “We just lack a couple of other tests to complete our first STC on the 172.”

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CAF to showcase bombers and fighters at WWII Air Expo

DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will showcase a collection of World War II aircraft during its CAF WWII Air Expo at Dallas Executive Airport Oct. 3-5.

Four of the most popular bombers from that era will be on the ramp including FIFI (pictured), the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress. Other attending bombers include the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell. Vintage military fighters present will include a P-40 Warhawk and two P-51 Mustangs.

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One Week Wonder scheduled to visit Zenith Hangar Day

MEXICO, Mo. — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s One Week Wonder is returning to its birthplace. The aircraft, a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, which was built by volunteers in one week during AirVenture 2014, will be flown to the factory for Zenith’s Hangar Day on Sept. 20. Over 2,500 “builders” participated in the building program at Oshkosh, setting a record for the number of people involved in assembling a homebuilt aircraft kit.

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$6.7 million settlement in cropduster’s death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Sept. 3, a settlement was reached in front of Judge Scott Snowden (Ret.) on the wrongful death action filed by the family of agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million and, as a result, is establishing the standard as to the use of meteorological evaluation towers for wind prospecting in agricultural areas.

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Air Race Classic champions use winnings to establish scholarship

The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, are establishing a new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women. The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race Classic and awarded a scholarship.

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Planning underway for Sebring LSA Expo

Planning for the 11th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is in full swing, with new and returning sponsors committing their support to the event and exhibitors finalizing their contracts. Closing date for contracts is Sept. 15.

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Aero Mark joins Avfuel network

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Aero Mark, the full-service FBO operating at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA), has partnered with Avfuel to join the fuel supplier’s branded FBO network.

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Garmin autopilot OK’d for Quest KODIAK

Quest Aircraft Co. has received final approval from the FAA for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS) in the KODIAK.

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Fatigued pilot crashes

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Land OLakes, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The pilot had recently purchased the airplane and was flying it home.

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