AeroBase Group now distributor for Checkers

MELBOURNE, Florida – AeroBase Group has become an authorized distributor for Checkers Industrial, a supplier of aircraft chocks and cable protectors.

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World War I aviation experts featured at museum symposium

SEATTLE — On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a one-day symposium at The Museum of Flight on Saturday, July 26, brings together the leading experts on World War I aviation to show how recent investigations are revealing surprising new information.

Speakers include Javier Arango, who uses his personal collection of airworthy World War I airplanes in flight programs to chart the real abilities of the ancient aircraft. Other presenters are renowned World War I aviation historians and authors John Morrow, John Ross, John S. Ballard and Richard Hallion.

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Fuel valve failure contributes to fatal crash

Aircraft: Beech A23. Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Minor. Location: Laytonsville, Md. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The pilot, accompanied by a flight instructor, was practicing takeoffs and landings. The first two went well. Before the third takeoff, the pilot verified that the flaps were retracted for takeoff and that the fuel selector valve was positioned on the left fuel tank.

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Runway-side Chalet Suzanne closing after 83 Years

Chalet Suzanne Restaurant and Inn in Lake Wales, Florida, a paradigm of class and cuisine among airplane-accessible destinations, will be closing its doors Aug. 4. Looking for a buyer, third-generation owner Eric Hinshaw and wife Dee say it can be yours. Otherwise, they plan a silent auction of its unique contents.

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Video: Way too close

While not general aviation, this video shows in moving pictures a near collision as a result of a runway incursion.

SUN ‘n FUN Summer Camps take off

LAKELAND, Florida — Destination Aviation and STEMtastic summer camps have started at the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) on the SUN ‘n FUN Campus.

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Hartzell to feature Sean D. Tucker at AirVenture

EAA Air Venture aerobatic headliner Sean. D. Tucker and Hartzell Propeller are continuing their partnership for the 2014 edition of the world’s greatest aviation celebration – EAA Air Venture Oshkosh, held July 28 to Aug.3.

In addition to performing his aerobatic demonstration in the Oracle Challenger III, the EAA Young Eagles chair will be available for autographs at Hartzell’s new and expanded exhibit 296/297 in the Main Aircraft Display area. Check the Hartzell Propeller website for the latest schedule.

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Kemp Jet Services at KOGD joins Avfuel network

Kemp Jet Services of Ogden, Utah, has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel, AVTRIP points and more.

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Scholarship gets boost from Advanced Aircrew Academy

At the recent Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training (PCAT) Safety Smackdown, Advanced Aircrew Academy presented a check from the Safety Clickdown program to fund PCATs scholarship program.

PCAT is working with the National Flight Academy providing scholarships to the Ambition program for top high school students interested in a career in aviation.

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FlightSafety promotes Standley at Dallas center

FlightSafety International has promoted Robert Standley to an assistant manager at the company’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. He will oversee the Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Pratt & Whitney Canada maintenance training programs offered at the center.

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