Build A Plane receives Crown Circle Award for Excellence in Aviation Education

The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) has awarded Build A Plane the Crown Circle Award as the 2014 inductee to the Crown Circle, which recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in leadership in Aerospace Education.

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Catholic Aviation Association launches flying club network

A new non-profit organization, The Catholic Aviation Association (CAA), whose motto is “Faith, Flying and Fellowship,” plans to establish a nationwide network of flying clubs, to be known as Cupertino Aviation Clubs.

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SmartPilot.ca celebrates first anniversary

QUEENSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA  — Canada’s single source web portal for all things related to flying safely recently celebrated the first anniversary of its launch.

SmartPilot.ca continues to grow with more new, purpose-developed material going online each quarter, according to officials. Additional videos — many of which have been designed in response to user request/input — are currently in development.

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Latest edition of ‘Buying and Owning Your Own Airplane’ released as eBook

The new fourth edition of “Buying and Owning Your Own Airplane” by James E. Ellis is now available as an eBook.

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Scheyden Catalina Air Show set for Oct. 4

The Third Annual Scheyden Catalina Air Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, in Avalon Bay on California’s Catalina Island.

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FlightSafety promotes Pisell to manager of Houston center

FlightSafety International has promoted Jeremy Pisell to manager of its Learning Center in Houston, Texas. He succeeds David Glass, who was recently named manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Airplane stalls on departure

Aircraft: Aeronca 11AC. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Comfort, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot took off and at an altitude of 250 feet AGL, initiated a left turn. During the turn, the left wing dropped 60° to 70°.

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Homebuilding okay in hangars

You probably know someone who is building an aircraft in a hangar at a publicly owned airport. It may surprise you to know that, until recently,  the FAA considered that activity outside the appropriate use of a hangar.

On July 22 the FAA released a proposed policy statement stating that the final assembly of homebuilt aircraft can be done in airport hangars at publicly owned airports.

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Minden Soaring Club at tops in world standings

The Minden Soaring Club (MSC) at Minden Tahoe Airport is #3 in the world standings, out of 1,111 clubs. MSC is only 12 points out of first place in the world, club officials said.

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New Cessna Citation CJ3+ makes first flight

Cessna reports the successful maiden flight of the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ from the company’s manufacturing facility adjacent to Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. Mark Tuttle, production flight test pilot, said all systems performed as expected during the 73 minute flight.

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