Flightstar Corporation, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul operation (MRO) at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport (KCMI) in Champaign, Illinois, has partnered with The Leather Institute to open a satellite location.[Read more…]
A new ASTM International standardized practice will help determine “water loads” that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs for water-based aircraft.
These planes must be able to safely react to the water loads, which are based on an aircrafts’ operating characteristics, ASTM officials explain. [Read more…]
Commuter Craft will be showing off its newly refined “Version 2” of the Innovator at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, and since it’s a fresh design, company officials have launched a contest to get ideas for new paint schemes.
“We know our aircraft is unique, and we’ve often dreamed about different paint schemes, now we want to see what you can dream up,” company officials say on the contest web page. [Read more…]
Oshkosh, Wisconsin — Sonex Aircraft will hold the first-ever SubSonex Factory Seminar on Thursday, July 26, 2018, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
The event, which will take place from 3-5 p.m. at Sonex Aircraft factory headquarters on the East side of Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), will be a “very focused informational session for those seriously considering purchase of a SubSonex,” company officials said. [Read more…]
One of Elvis Presley’s private jets, a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, has returned to the auction block.
Grounded in Roswell, N.M, for decades, the jet remains unrestored and has not been altered since Elvis last owned it. This is the only known jet from Elvis’ fleet that remains privately owned.
The aircraft features original external painting and detailing, as well as an interior custom designed to Elvis’ specifications — from the gold-tone hardware, custom woodwork and inlays, to red velvet seats and red shag carpet. [Read more…]
COLUMBIA, Missouri — The FAA’s BasicMed regulation created a greatly simplified medical requirement that serves as a replacement for the Third Class Medical, allowing pilots to operate any aircraft with six seats or less with the submission of a simple medical form and a copy of a valid driver’s license, similar to the LSA Pilot requirement.
The ruling, however, created an issue for owners of Piper PA-32 and PA-34 aircraft, some of which can seat up to seven people.
With a new STC developed by Aeronautix, pilots can restrict a PA-32 or PA-34 (14 models), to six seats, qualifying for operation under the FAA BasicMed regulation, CFR 61.113(i). [Read more…]
YAKIMA, Washington – CubCrafters will significantly increase production of the line of light two-place tandem aircraft it manufactures in 2019, according to company officials.
“Backcountry flying is increasing in popularity and CubCrafters has seen continuous sales growth since the introduction of the Light Sport Carbon Cub in 2009,” said CubCrafters’ Director of Sales Brad Damm. “The launch of the Part 23 Certified XCub in 2016 and the addition of the Garmin G3X glass avionics package for the XCub in 2017 further accelerated sales. Now, with the introduction of the new third generation of the Carbon Cub that includes an advanced engine and constant speed propeller, our order backlog has increased to almost two years.” [Read more…]
You know the classic Twin Beech Model 18, right? It has twin tails, a tailwheel, and a bit of a pug nose.
That is until Pacific Airmotive took it into its Burbank shop and created a tricycle-gear, single-tail, high-forehead pointy-nose business aircraft and commuter airliner in the 1960s from this pre-war design.