AOPA looking for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins

Following on the success of its 2014 regional fly-ins, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has issued a “Request for Airport Proposal” for its series of regional fly-ins for 2015.

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Oshkosh attendance up from last year

OSHKOSH — Experimental Aircraft Association officials report that attendance at this year’s AirVenture topped 500,000, an increase of 5% to 6% over last year.

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Just Aircraft’s Troy Woodland receives EAA’s August Raspet Award

OSHKOSH  — Troy Woodland, a partner in Just Aircraft Company, was selected by the Experimental Aircraft Association for the August Raspet Award in 2014. The award is given each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of light aircraft design.

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Cessna to deliver four Skyhawks to University of Dubuque

Cessna announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that it has received an order for four 172S Skyhawks from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. Delivery of the aircraft in September will complete the transition to an all Garmin G1000-equipped training fleet for the school’s aviation degree programs.

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University of Maryland opens UAS test site in Southern Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland (UMD) has launched a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test site in Southern Maryland.

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Mooney opens new office in China

Mooney will open an office in Beijing, China, later this summer.

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Andy’s Super Oil debuts

Andrew Barkin, a Camarillo, Calif., engineer and inventor who studies tribology — the science of lubrication— embarked on a journey several years ago to formulate a product that would achieve a totally new level of lubriciuosness.

He mixed a high-quality petroleum base with a hand-selected mixture of additives, including PTFE (commonly known by the trademarked- name Teflon), he came up with a new multi-purpose maintenance product called Andy’s Super Oil, a spray lubricant.

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CFIT claims Bellanca Pilot

Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Imperial, Neb. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The accident happened around sunrise. The airplane was flying to the east toward rising terrain consisting of rolling hills and valleys. The Bellanca failed to clear the terrain, [Read more...]

Presence of mind

The first time I took the aircraft controls away from a copilot, it was from a Marine Corps aircraft commander. He’d flown in Iraq. He’d balanced his Sikorsky CH-46 Sea Knight transport helicopter — a twin-rotored behemoth — off the edge of a San Francisco high-rise while troops “on exercises” stormed out the back.

Me? I’d gotten my private helicopter license less than three weeks earlier in a Robinson R-22, a runt of an aircraft — the same helicopter we were now flying along the LA coast.

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Women in Aviation scholarships top half-million-dollar mark

Women in Aviation, International reports that scholarships for 2015 now number 91 with a combined value of $510,150.

The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s 26th Annual International Conference in Dallas, Texas, held March 5-7 at the Hilton Anatole.

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