VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft reports it achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and new airplane deliveries for 2013.
Cadet Colonel William Small of the Civil Air Patrol’s Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish, S.D., was recently presented with the squadron level Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year award by the Air Force Association.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) will host a Garmin seminar on March 20 starting at 6:30 pm. Presented by Joe Stewart of Garmin, it will include updates on the latest avionics including the G1000, G600, G500, G500H, GTN 750, aera 796, and Garmin’s GDL 88 and GDL 39 ADS-B solutions. RSVP for the seminar online or call 954-492-3572 for more information.
Aircraft: Mooney M20. Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor. Location: Fayetteville, N.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was in the traffic pattern for landing and was informed by the tower air traffic controller that there was a Gulfstream at his one o’clock position on a five-mile final approach.
Q: I recently installed a new three-blade propeller in my Comanche 250 with an O-540 engine. After the first flight I noticed a vibration when I decrease the rpm to 2400 or below, so I had the prop dynamically balanced. This did not change anything. The engine still vibrated.
Due to the overwhelming generosity of its donors, and a hangar bay full of supplies, Bahamas Habitat, a non-profit organization, found itself short of aircraft to fly supplies to The Bahamas for its 14th Fly In to Serve Others event. The bi-annual four-day volunteer experience, Feb. 20-23, launches from Orlando to deliver supplies and support for island projects.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments rose 4.3%, from 2,164 in 2012 to 2,256 in 2013.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN — The 22nd AERO will start on April 9 with a focus on general aviation aircraft, helicopters, and business jets.
There is the continuation of the special exhibitions Engine Area, Avionics Avenue, and the e-flight-expo, with the premiere of the UAS-Expo, where civilian drones will be exhibited.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Lightspeed Aviation’s Sierra ANR headset is now compatible with FlightLink, the company’s free app for the Apple iPad and iPhone.