Sun 'n Fun

Sun sets on Knight’s days as chairman of SUN ‘n FUN

APRIL 25, 2018 BY JONI M. FISHER LEAVE A COMMENT When SUN ’n FUN closed on Sunday, April 16, 2018, Chairman of the Board Bob Knight stepped down as the point man of the organization after serving for six and a half years. While this was his last fly-in as chairman, he will remain on the SUN ’n FUN board. […]

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HAI President’s Message

Vietnam Pilots and Crew Members Come Home Every once in a while, you have a perfect day. Not often, but when you do, it is something to behold. I was lucky enough to have such a day recently. It was at the dedication of a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The monument […]

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Avemco Continues Support of the FAA WINGS-Pilot Proficiency Program

April 19, 2018— Avemco Insurance Company and the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) recently executed a new Letter of Understating (LOU) that will continue their partnership in promoting aviation safety awareness and training to all airmen and industry service providers. In addition to other recognized safety-based aviation initiatives highlighted in the newly signed LOU, Avemco® will […]

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This recently restored Junkers monoplane was one of the earliest practical "Executive" transports.

Trade-A-Plane joins Companies from Around the Globe at AERO Friedrichshafen

The 2018 edition of AERO Friedrichshafen is underway with sunny skies, strong crowds and over 600 exhibitors. Companies from all over the world gather in the beautiful Bodensee region to display their wares and make new contacts. Friedrichshafen has a great aviation tradition that dates back to the earliest days of flight. Count Zeppelin (Graf Zeppelin) built […]

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Garmin Announces the G1000 NXi Upgrade for the Phenom 100/300 Business Jets

April 6, 2018— Garmin is pleased to announce another addition to its portfolio of G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrades to now include the Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 equipped with the Prodigy Flight Deck. Significant performance enhancements accompany unique features such as SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, geographical map overlay within the HSI and more. […]

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Since the Weitman’s purchased their Oregon hangar home in 2007, it has become a personal art project, both inside and out.  Jim and Star Weitman share the skies in their 1946 Cessna 140 and love their Schweiss bifold door.

Schweiss Doors Completes Hangar Renovation with Polycarbonate Panels

Polycarbonate clad bifold door gives hangar exclusive look Schweiss Doors renovation offers appearance that appeals to homeowners FAIRFAX, Minn., April 2, 2018 – With a decorative star and patriotic blue front, it leads one to believe the home may be owned by Captain America. Jim Weitman of Weitman Excavation in Sherwood, Ore., along with his […]

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Aircraft Accessories Celebrates Golden Birthday

Since 1959, we have “Created goodwill by doing good work” – a saying from our late founder B. H. “Pop” Popplewell. Aircraft Accessories is expanding its operations by 2,800 square feet at its current location complete with a new customer lobby, inventory management system, and two quality control inspection areas. We now have capabilities for […]

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Meet the Lycoming Team at Sun ‘n Fun 2018

Lycoming Announces SUN ‘n FUN Activities Lakeland, FL – 9 April 2018 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, is pleased to announce its 2018 SUN ‘n FUN activities. Visit the Lycoming booth D-041-042 to view our display engine and genuine Lycoming parts, learn the latest Lycoming news, and meet members of the […]

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STC for Piper Turbo Lance/Saratoga in March.

Hartzell Display New Propeller Technologies at Sun ‘n Fun, AERO

  Piqua, Ohio, April 4, 2018 – Hartzell Propeller will exhibit its next generation prop technologies at the SUN n’ FUN International Fly-in and Expo April 10-15 and at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 18-21. Hartzell’s substantial investment in innovative technologies is being recognized and leveraged by new aircraft manufacturers and by after-market STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) […]

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Airforms

Airforms, Inc. Awarded New FAA STC Approval

  Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA STC approval Cessna 208/208B Passenger Airstair Step WASILLA, ALASKA, 5-April-2018 – Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world’s Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1.  This component is a step approved to replace any […]

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Trade-A-Plane’s 7 Tips for Buying Used Aircraft

We have gathered some tips to share for buying a used aircraft. Special thanks to Brian and our friends at NAAA for some of the content. Are you in the market for an aircraft?  View our current listings online.  You can also find a licensed mechanic as well as a profession aircraft appraiser through Trade-A-Plane. Find your next used aircraft on […]

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AvBlend Offers Online Promotion

AvBlend is offering 10% off on online only offerings. Use code AVX442E.   About AvBlend AvBlend is the only product of its kind to be approved by the FAA for use in aircraft piston engines. Its flight-proven performance has given peace-of-mind to pilots and mechanics for decades. Gain preventative maintenance, technical support and peace-of-mind with […]

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Garmin

Garmin receives approval for the GFC 500 autopilot in several aircraft models

March 29, 2018 – Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for the GFC 500 autopilot in several more aircraft models. Intended for qualifying piston single-engine aircraft below 6,000 lbs., the GFC 500 delivers superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared […]

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Brinkley Propeller Service Appointed by Hartzell as Recommended Service Facility

Piqua, Ohio, March 26, 2018 – Hartzell Propeller Inc. named Brinkley Propeller Services, one of Europe’s leading propeller repair and overhaul operations, as its newest Recommended Service Facility in the United Kingdom. Based 40 miles north of Central London in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Brinkley’s modern 14,250 sq. foot campus was designed for quality, efficiency and meeting […]

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Structures DER Dan Garrett readies the PC-7 for another test flight in the Arizona desert

Momentum Aeronautics has Completed a Wheel and Brake Installation STC for the Pilatus PC-7

Momentum Aeronautics completes wheel and brake installation STC for Pilatus PC-7 Supports Parker Hannifin Corp. with engineering and project completion services Lake Elmo, MN (21D), March 20, 2018 – Momentum recently completed an aircraft Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project for Parker Hannifin Corp. Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division through the FAA Chicago Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). […]

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Shaw Aerox® to Offer 20% Off List Price at Sun ‘n Fun 2018

Shaw Aerox®, LLC is Offering a 20% off Promotion for all Portable Oxygen Systems and Components Purchased during SUN n FUN 2018 Bonita Springs, FL & Lakeland, FL, March 17, 2018 Shaw Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems will be offering a promotion of 20% off the list price for portable oxygen systems and components purchased during […]

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Help wanted: Experienced air traffic controllers

MARCH 16, 2018 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF The FAA is hiring experienced air traffic controllers to work in facilities throughout the country — and specifically for the facility that handles the busy New York area airspace. The agency will accept applications March 19 to March 26, 2018, from experienced candidates to fill slots at the New […]

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Continental Motors

Continental Motors Group Receives 3 New VSTC’s in China for its Jet-A Power Solutions

Mobile, Alabama, March 13, 2018 — Continental Motors Group Ltd. an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company (HKEX: 232.HK), announced today that it received three new Type Certificate Validations from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). These type certificates authorize the use of the industry leading compression ignition engines, manufactured by Continental Motors™ at […]

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Vulcanair Selects Hartzell Prop for V1.0

Piqua, Ohio, March 12, 2018 – Vulcanair Aircraft has selected Hartzell Propeller’s two-blade aluminum constant speed propeller for its new single-engine V1.0 four-seat utility aircraft. The recently certificated V1.0 is powered by a single 180 hp Lycoming IO-360-M1A engine matched with a Hartzell prop that has been specifically designed for Lycoming’s undamped four-cylinder engines. “Vulcanair picked the 74-inch […]

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Garmin® Completes First Flight of the Newly Retrofitted Citation XLS Featuring the G5000® Integrated Flight Deck

March 8, 2018 – Garmin today celebrated the maiden flight of the first retrofitted Citation XLS featuring the G5000 integrated flight deck. This marks a significant milestone toward completion of the G5000 upgrade for the Citation Excel and Citation XLS. The G5000 integrated avionics suite brings an entirely new flight deck to the aircraft, addressing […]

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