Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training to hold Smackdown

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training has been approved by the National Business Aviation Association for NBAA’s CAM Certification for the 6th Annual Smackdown training event on June 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Flight school adds Great Lakes biplane to fleet

Crew Training International, a flight training school headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 biplane to its aircraft fleet.

Strong winds contribute to broken nose gear

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it.

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Behind the scenes at SUN ’n FUN

SUN ‘n FUN was fantastic this year. If you didn’t make it to Lakeland, Florida, at the start of the month, be sure to put it on your 2015 calendar: April 21-26, 2015.

We produce SUN ‘n FUN Today, the daily newspaper for the fly-in, so my view of SUN ’n FUN is slightly different.

As I look back through my notebook, I now understand why I’m so tired. The following will give you a peak into what it takes to cover a fly-in like SUN ‘n FUN or AirVenture.

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Flight Design taps Garmin for C4 avionics

Aero Friedrichshafen, Germany — The Flight Design has chosen Garmin to provide avionics for its new four-seat aircraft, the C4. The avionics suite for the $250,000 composite aircraft is named the Flight Design Vision Touch by Garmin.

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Cabot Award to be presented to Van’s Richard VanGrunsven

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will present the Godfrey L. Cabot Award to Richard VanGrunsven, Founder and CEO of Van’s Aircraft, on Friday, June 6, at the Harvard Club in Boston.

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Comp Air teams with Privateer Industries

TITUSVILLE, Florida — Comp Air Aviation has a long history of building high-performance composite aircraft. Over  the past 15 years the company has been busy  building carbon composite aircraft with an eye toward FAA certification. So, when John Meekins, owner of Privateer Industries, set out to find a company to finish his dream project of building “the first new amphibian design in over 60 years” he recognized the experience of Comp Air Aviation…and a team was formed.

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Endeavor Award finalists named

“We have sought and we have found the very best and most dedicated volunteer pilots in America,” said Mark Wolper, president of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee. “Among many pilots nominated by their colleagues and organizations, 12 finalists have been selected for consideration by the Gala Host Committee to receive one of three Endeavor Awards for 2014, honoring and celebrating major contributions to Public Benefit Aviation.”

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Sporty’s first flying club rebates paid

Flying clubs who enrolled as part of Sporty’s Flying Club Rebate Program have now received their first quarterly checks. Rebates for clubs enrolled in this new program totaled more than $,1000, according to Sporty’s officials.

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Pipistrel launches online Virus SW course

Pipistrel-online, the Pipistrel training portal, has released a new on-line course for the VIRUS SW Light-Sport Aircraft.

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