iFlightPlanner launches trade-up program

iFlightPlanner has launched its Competitive Trade-Up Program, a new initiative that allows pilots using any competitive flight planning product to trade-in their existing subscription and have the time remaining on it added to their new iFlightPlanner Premium or Premium Plus membership.

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Cirrus makes key executive appointments

DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft recently announced five executive appointments.

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Museum hosts World War I airshow

The Virginia Beach Airport will once again host the Military Aviation Museum’s World War I airshow Oct. 4-5. This year’s show commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, museum officials note.

The annual weekend airshow will include re-enactors, as well as flights of rarely seen aircraft from the first World War.

For more information: 757-721-Prop or VBairshow.com

Piper M-Class approved by China

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the turboprop Piper Meridian, the pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage and the unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix.

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Bad bolt brings down airplane

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Corinth, Miss. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, after about two hours of uneventful flight a loud noise came from the engine compartment and the engine cowling began shaking violently.

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Four alternative fuels to undergo testing

WASHINGTON, D.C – The FAA has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center. The goal is for government and industry to work together to have a new unleaded fuel that reduces lead emissions for general aviation by 2018.

Shell and TOTAL, with one fuel each, and Swift Fuels, with two fuels, will now work with the FAA on phase-one testing, which will begin this fall and conclude in fall 2015.

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Senators again urge quick action on third-class medical reform

Eleven U.S. senators, all co-sponsors of a bill to reform the third-class medical process, are asking the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget to take quick action on their review of the FAA’s proposed medical reform rule.

In a Sept. 2 letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and OMB Director Shaun Donovan, the senators warned that “this is a time-sensitive issue” and asked that both agencies complete their review within one month.

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Continental begins evaluation of CamGuard

Continental Motors Services (CMS), a division of Continental Motors Group, has established a joint evaluation program with Aircraft Specialties Lubricants (ASL) to verify the benefits of CamGuard, an aviation oil additive manufactured by ASL.

This program will evaluate CamGuard in engines overhauled or repaired by CMS (formerly Mattituck).

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Reno race week reports now at LiveAirShowTV

Reno Race Week Reports have begun at LiveAirShowTV. Check out the first one here. Jeff Lee reports there will be edited reports through Wednesday, and then a live post race show at 5 pm PDT Thursday through Sunday.

Turn back the clock 100 years with the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

DAYTON, Ohio — Each fall most of us remember to set our clocks back an hour as daylight savings time comes to an end.  However, this fall there will be a special opportunity to turn back the clock 100 years to the start of World War I and experience an historical aviation event unlike any other during the WWI Dawn Patrol Rendezvous, Sept. 27-28, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

If vintage aircraft are what you enjoy, this event features reproduction full-scale and 7/8-scale aircraft, such as the Nieuport, SE-5 and Fokker Dr. I triplanes, with pilots launching and landing their aircraft on the field behind the museum.

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