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The Flying Musicians Association Announced the 2018 FMA Solo Scholarship Recipients

June 14, 2018, Fort Worth, TX:  The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is proud to announce our 2018 FMA Solo scholarship recipients – John Laughman of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and Nathan Nothelle of Imlay City, Michigan. Nominations from all across the United States and Canada made the selection difficult. John Zapp, co-founder and President of FMA, […]

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The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) voted this rural farm hangar in Purcellville, Va., as a 2017 Building of the Year. A Schweiss 55-foot by 16-foot hydraulic door with tinted windows, faux porches and a faux sliding door give it a very distinct designer look.

Virginia Helicopter Hangar with Hydraulic Door Wins NFBA Award

FAIRFAX, Minn., June 7, 2018 – Fuog/InterBuild Inc. is no stranger to winning National Frame Building Association awards. During the last two decades, the Purcellville, Va., construction company has garnered four first-place awards for Building of the Year and numerous other second- and third-place awards. The Fuog/InterBuild reputation has also garnered the company “Superior Sales […]

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Boisterous Pilot and Rare Staggerwing in Fatal Accident

Pat Napolitano and the Beech D–17 Staggerwing he called Queenie were quite a couple. An irrepressible, obsessive, detail-oriented pilot and mechanic, Napolitano doted on the iconic and demanding starlet from aviation’s golden age, and he kept the fabric-covered biplane in pristine condition. Napolitano, an avionics salesman for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, crisscrossed the country with Queenie, visiting customers and […]

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History Meets Technology

US customer DeMase Trucking & Rigging moved recently this historical plane with a 3-axle double drop trailer from Faymonville. The historical plane is a 1946 Gloucester meteor. The world’s first jet fighter that has been used in the end of World War 2. It was 22′ wide without the wing tip. The plane was shipped […]

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Champion Aerospace Achieves UTC Supplier Gold Status

LIBERTY, SC – Champion Aerospace is proud to announce that UTC has recognized their superior performance by awarding Champion the UTC Supplier Gold status. UTC’s Supplier Gold program is a recognition program established to acknowledge superior performance over a 12 month period. According to Maria Valerio, VP, Supply Management, Pratt & Whitney, “Champion’s performance in the […]

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NexAir Avionics Appoints Brian Wolfe, Avionics Sales Manager

Plymouth, MA, May 10, 2018 – NexAir Avionics, a leading avionics installation center in the Northeast, has appointed Brian Wolfe as the new Avionics Sales Manager. Brian has been with NexAir for over 3 years, after graduating from Bridgewater State University, with a major in Aviation Management. Obtaining his private pilots license, instrument & commercial […]

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Liaison Brief Newletter from American Legend Aircraft Company

Newsletter of American Legend Aircraft Company LEGEND LIAISON BRIEF ISSUE NO. 42, DATE: 2 MAY 2018 REAL|NEWS The Legend FloatCub is an Amphibious Airplane When the headline “Amphibious pitcher makes debut” rolled off the presses it was immediately recognized by many for the mistake it was. On the other hand (pun intended), when American Legend […]

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Shell Aviation Recognized as “Best Brand” by Aerokurier

London, 2 May 2018: For the second time in four years, Shell Aviation has been voted the ‘Best Aviation Fuels and Lubricant Brand’ by the readers of aviation magazine, Aerokurier. In the survey, Shell Aviation came first in the ‘Aviation Fuels and Lubricants’ category receiving 37.5% of the votes cast. The selection criterion is based […]

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Aviation Legend Richard L. Collins Passes Away

The aviation journalism giant wrote for 60 years about the wonders, risks and technologies of an ever-changing aviation world like no one before or after. Here’s just a snapshot of what he meant to aviation. Aviation journalist extraordinaire Richard L. Collins has passed away. Covering general aviation for more than 60 years, it’s fair to […]

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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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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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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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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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Vulcanair

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® Announces New 2018 Classroom Pilot Training Classes

Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2018 to include additional classes throughout the United States. Instructor-led training classes are available for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500/G600 glass flight display systems, and all Garmin Integrated Flight Decks. Supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available, and additional training for the G500 […]

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AOPA and Stallion 51 Help Get Pilots Flying Again

(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) – January 23, 2018 – AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar is coming to Stallion 51 Flight Ops at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) March 3, 2018. There are more than 500,000 pilots who have taken a little breather from flying. The good news is that through AOPA ‘s Rusty Pilot seminars it is easy […]

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Stallion 51’s Lee Lauderback wins International Council of Air Shows highest honor.

(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) – 2017 has been a stellar year for Stallion 51 Corporation filled full of adventure, awards and anniversaries. To cap off this amazing year, Stallion 51’s founder and chief pilot, Lee Lauderback was just named the recipient of the 2017 International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Sword of Excellence. “The Sword” is considered […]

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Tecnam Selects TKS Ice Protection System for P2012 Traveller

Tecnam today announced it has selected CAV Ice Protection to provide the TKS Ice Protection System and support services for the twin-piston Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft. CAV Ice Protection thoroughly tested the TKS Ice Protection System in an icing wind tunnel at the latest certification levels for planes flying in known icing conditions. A total […]

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AeroShells Aerobatic Team Member Gene McNeely Retires After 24 Years.

AeroShell Aerobatic Slot Flyer McNeely Retires

As the 2017 Stuart Air Show closed at Witham Field in Florida on November 5th, aviation enthusiasts bid a fond farewell to AeroShell Aerobatic Team member, Gene McNeely, who retired after 24 years of service with the team. Fans will likely remember McNeely for his years of flying the ‘slot’ position for the AeroShell Aerobatic […]

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