Early morning flight ends fatally

Aircraft: Grumman Yankee Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Morgan, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: A witness reported that the airplane took off just before sunrise and that the engine sounded normal. However, during climb-out the airplane collided with rising terrain about three miles from the airport and about 776 feet above field elevation.

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EAA chapter helps bring mogas to Southern Oregon airport

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What do you get when you combine an industrious chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association and a resourceful airport manager? If you are at Grants Pass Airport (S38) in Southern Oregon, you get a fuel truck that dispenses automotive fuel, known as “mogas,” for use in aircraft engines.

The acquisition of the fuel truck makes Grants Pass one of only two airports in the Beaver State that dispenses automobile fuel.

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NATA raises more than $30,000 for veterans

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has donated more than $30,000 to veterans’ organizations raised through the 2014 NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project. Earlier this year, NATA and its members developed the project to expand the association’s support of veterans. Donations from this year’s project will support the Veterans Airlift Command and the Medal of Honor Foundation.

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Magneto Timing Housing comes to Electroair kits

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The Magneto Timing Housing (MTH) version of Electroair‘s Certified Electronic Ignition System for Continental IO-360, O/IO-470, IO-520 and IO-550 six cylinder engines is now available from Ameritech Industries, parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller. 

The EIS-61000-1M STC’d ignition kit is currently approved for Cessna, Cirrus, Bellanca, Beechcraft, Mooney, Meyers and Navion aircraft, with models being added regularly. [Read more…]

New comfort features for Flying Eyes sunglasses unveiled

Summer Hawk Optics Flying Eyes Sunglasses

AUSTIN, Texas — Flying Eyes Sunglasses have been updated with a 1 mm set of temples, along with the standard temples and strap system.

These new temples make Flying Eyes easier to wear under a headset, as well as helmets used by cyclists, racing pit crews and equestrians. Additionally, Flying Eyes now have an updated release mechanism that makes it easier to switch between the options, company officials said.
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