The next decade of LSA innovation

At AirVenture Oshkosh this year, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) mounted a very visible celebration of Light-Sport or Sport Pilot-eligible aircraft. The exhibit drew dense traffic throughout the week by offering a large cross section of the aircraft types and configurations available since the FAA loosened its control over the process of approving new aircraft for sale to the public. It was the 10th anniversary celebration of Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft (SP/LSA).

EAA’s collection of aircraft tells only part of the story of what might be expected in a second decade.

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FAA grants more time to comment on hangar-use policy

The FAA will allow an additional 30 days to comment on its proposed hangar-use policy under an extension granted Tuesday following multiple requests from the GA community.

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SocialFlight expands worldwide

SocialFlight, a web and mobile app for finding events and interesting places to fly, is expanding worldwide. This includes international aviation events, airports and Points-of-Interest (POIs) within walking distance of airports and aviation events. Local aviation METAR weather is also provided for most airports.

Following this latest expansion, SocialFlight now contains nearly 30,000 airports around the globe and 300,000 restaurants, hotels, attractions, transportation options, campgrounds and aviation businesses — all within walking distance of an airport or aviation event.

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Winner of the Lightspeed Aviation OSH Treasure Hunt named

Christopher Burgermeister of Yorkville, Illinois, has been named the winner of the Lightspeed Aviation Treasure Hunt at AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh. Chris was randomly drawn from a field of 50 treasure hunters who found hidden treasure chests spread across the AirVenture grounds. Chris will receive Lightspeed’s newest innovation: the Zulu PFX ANR headset.

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723 Whiskey Bravo celebrates Be an Angel day

ATLANTA — 723 Whiskey Bravo Bistro & Bar celebrated national “Be an Angel” Day Aug. 22 by presenting Angel Flight Soars with a check for $100,000.

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IRK joins Avfuel network

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Kirksville Regional Airport (IRK) has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs, offering Avfuel Contract Fuel, AVTRIP points and more. Under the agreement Avfuel will supply its marketing programs and support, fuel and related aviation services.

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New Chicago area steak house celebrates great moments in aviation

CHICAGO — A new restaurant, PM Prime, is now open for business and the décor celebrates pioneers in the history of aviation.

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Second annual Maule Homecoming Fly-In slated

The second annual Maule Homecoming Fly-In will be held Sept. 26-28 at Maule Air at Spence Field (KMUL) in Moultrie, Ga.

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Inflight break up for Aztec

Aircraft: Piper Aztec. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Bullard, Texas. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: Witnesses noticed the airplane making several turns before it pitched nose-up, climbed, rolled to the right, and then descended nose-down to the ground. Several witnesses observed airplane components floating to the ground behind the airplane. [Read more...]

Triple Tree Fly-In features Southern hospitality

By JONI M. FISHER

This is not your port-a-potty and picnic table kind of fly-in. No, siree. The 8th Annual Triple Tree Fly-In near Greenville, South Carolina, will be held Sept. 3-7, featuring the finest in Southern hospitality.

A veteran of six Triple Tree Fly-Ins, I enthusiastically recommend it. In rain and shine, Triple Tree Fly-In offers good clean family fun.

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