Master Lock aviation safety products now available

Peerless Electronics is now distributing the full line of Master Lock Aviation Safety Products. The new featured products are aircraft circuit breaker lockout/tagouts.

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Professional Aviation Associates expands hose shop

ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates reports that its Parker Hannifin Stratoflex hose shop recently received recertification and has increased in size and capabilities.

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CFI turns fuel off in flight

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: Bardstown, Ky. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The CFI and student pilot had practiced various maneuvers during the training flight and were returning to the airport. The airplane was about 2,500 feet AGL and within gliding distance of the airport when the flight instructor turned the fuel selector to the “OFF” position so the student pilot could practice engine failure procedures.

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Video: Jamie Beckett’s Ice Bucket Challenge

As always, our Politics for Pilots columnist looks at things just a bit differently…Here’s his take on the challenge:

AOPA’s Bruce Landsberg to retire

One of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). As president of the AOPA Foundation and executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, Bruce Landsberg has led the association’s fundraising, charitable, and safety efforts for more than two decades. He will continue to serve in an advisory capacity.

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AvNav releases an Android alternative for EFBs

AvNav EFB now offers pilots an Android solution for flight planning and navigation with many features that previously were only available to iPad and iPhone users.

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ProAdvantage now available for King Airs

Beechcraft will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet.

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ETC to upgrade FAA altitude simulation chambers

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — Environmental Tectonics Corp. has won two separate contracts for the upgrade of two altitude simulation chambers originally provided by ETC to the FAA and used for training and research at its Oklahoma City facility.

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Natalie Bingham Hoover wins NAFI’s Laslo Writing Award

Natalie Bingham Hoover has won the National Association of Flight Instructors 2014 Laslo Writing Award.

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CFIT for Super Cruiser

Aircraft: Piper Super Cruiser. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Rye, Colo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: At the time of the accident, the pilot, 64, had logged more than 900 hours, including about 140 hours in the Super Cruiser. The pilot’s girlfriend said he flew frequently in the mountainous areas of Colorado, [Read more...]