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Construction crews dug X-shaped trenches in the runway at Meigs Field in 2003. Photo by Mike Fizer.

The once roaring airfield, previously known as Meigs Field, could possibly be revived

Could Meigs Field make a comeback? Longshot mayoral candidate supports reopening the Chicago aiport. It’s alive! Or at least it might be, should Chicagoans elect mayoral candidate Willie Wilson in the city’s upcoming 2019 election. Reopening one of the most iconic general aviation airports in the country, formerly known as Meigs Field, is on the […]

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Whelen Engineering to Acquire LoPresti Aviation

  Whelen and LoPresti announce an alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change within the industry. Chester, Connecticut – February 1, 2019 - Whelen Engineering Company announced today that it completed an acquisition and spin-off of its Aviation Division with LoPresti Aviation. Whelen’s Aviation Division […]

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Back up to speed and European model introduced to North America

FLIGHT DESIGN BACK UP TO SPEED EUROPEAN MODEL INTRODUCED TO NORTH AMERICA January 31, 2019 | By Jim Moore Flight Design has left its financial troubles behind, bringing a speedy model popular in Europe to the American market with plans to announce details of a long-awaited four-seater in April. Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA […]

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Are You Ready for Only One Pilot in Your Cockpit?: Hal, Is That You?

Originally Published on June 29, 2018 What it means to “pilot” a commercial airplane has shifted over the years, and a current proposal is challenging the unique relationship pilots have with their airplanes. Let’s begin with what hasn’t changed. Most pilots begin by learning raw airmanship skills in basic training airplanes. They spend hundreds of […]

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Lawrence pilot donates training time

An area pilot has given more than 500 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program. Among the more than 50,000 volunteers around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort is James Drake of Lawrence. All pilots in the Young Eagles […]

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Garmin® announces certification of the G500H TXi flight displays

OLATHE, Kan. /January 3, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the certification and availability of the G500H TXi touchscreen flight display for normal category VFR helicopters. The G500H TXi features a vastly expanded feature set that offers an array of panel possibilities and a streamlined upgrade […]

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Strachn named CEO of The Cosby Harrison Company

CROSSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cosby Harrison Company (formerly TAP Publishing) located in Crossville, Tennessee, announced that Adam Strachn has been appointed CEO. Strachn is a fourth-generation member of the founding Harrison family and great-grandson of the company namesake Cosby Harrison. He succeeds Steve Stone, who acted as interim CEO since the retirement of Cosby Stone in June 2016. Strachn graduated with bachelor's […]

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Ray Scholarship Honors High School Students’ Accomplishments in Aviation

December 24, 2018 - There was a big celebration at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport as four more Ray scholarships were awarded. The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) on the SUN ‘n FUN campus of the airport announced the recipients of the James C. Ray Scholarship. Each recipient joined the elite list of high school students […]

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AirVenture Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years in Oshkosh at 2019 Fly-In

December 20, 2018 - EAA is marking the 50th consecutive year of its annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention in Oshkosh in 2019 with a full schedule of activities for arriving aviators and residents of EAA’s hometown. The EAA fly-in convention was first held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1953. In 1959, the event moved to Rockford, […]

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2019 AOPA FLY-IN LOCATIONS REVEALED

In celebration of its eightieth anniversary, AOPA will host three grand, two-day fly-ins for the 2019 season. Returning to two previous favorite fly-in locations and one brand-new destination, these aviation festivities will run all day Friday and Saturday, and will feature expanded exhibit hours, seminars, workshops, aircraft displays, and special aerial demonstrations. The season kicks off May […]

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Schweiss Doors delivers first bifold corporate jet hangar door to Central America

FAIRFAX, Minn., December 12, 2018 – On a pleasant autumn Minnesota day, two representatives from CILC Central America Corporation, Costa Rica division, arrived for a couple days to tour the Schweiss Doors factory and place an order for a bifold liftstrap door. Jose Villegas, the CILC Compliance Manager, and Esteban Quiros, the Project Engineer, ordered […]

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Revealed

The NAHF Class of 2019, who will be inducted at the 57th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on September 28th, 2019 in Denver, CO, is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and manned exploration of space: Colonel Guion “Guy” S. Bluford, USAF (Ret)– Ph.D. aerospace engineer, fighter pilot, decorated […]

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EAA Warning All Aircraft Owners of Renewal Services

EAA: Beware Offers to Register Your Aiplane By Mary Grady , AVweb Contributing editor | November 26, 2018   EAA is warning its members, and other aircraft owners, to think twice before signing up for aircraft-renewal services that charge hefty fees. “These businesses essentially duplicate the same process that the FAA directly administers for a mere $5,” EAA […]

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DTi Announces ADS-B Wire Protection Install Kit

DTi is partnering with EDMO to facilitate FAA-mandated ADS-B aircraft upgrades. Southborough, MA October 16, 2018 – With the FAA-mandated 2020 ADS-B upgrade fast approaching, Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi), a leading manufacturer of wire protection grommet edging, announces the availability of a NEW ADS-B Wire Protection Install Kit that includes its industry-preferred and FAA approved […]

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Bell and Garmin Sign Teaming Agreement for On-Demand Mobility Avionics Systems

Fort Worth, TX (October 2, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed teaming agreement with Garmin International, Inc. on the development and integration of the autonomous vehicle management computer (VMC) systems to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “At Bell, we believe a convergence of technological advancements is […]

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Jet Aviation Acquires KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

October 1, 2018 Jet Aviation announced today that it has completed its acquisition of KLM Jet Center, a leading provider of comprehensive FBO/Handling services at Amsterdam and Rotterdam International Airports. With a new flagship operation and presence at two of Europe’s top airports, the KLM Jet Center acquisition represents a significant step in strengthening Jet Aviation’s position […]

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Hartzell Receives STC for 2- & 3-Blade Composite Top Props for Maule STOL

Piqua, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2018 - Hartzell Propeller's carbon fiber composite two and three-blade Trailblazer replacement props for Maule short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft have received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). Hartzell's 80-inch diameter Top Props can replace Hartzell and McCauley propellers on the backcountry aircraft. "Bush flying just gets better with the Hartzell Trailblazer pulling you out of […]

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Garmin® Navigation Database Expands to Include South America

Garmin® expands cost-effective navigation databases to include South America OLATHE, Kan. /August 14, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the addition of new, cost-effective Garmin Navigation Database information for South America. This database will soon be available in the newly expanded Americas OnePak, which offers coverage […]

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Garmin® Introduces the Latest Generation in Aviator Watches

Garmin® introduces the D2 Delta, the latest generation in aviator watches Three distinct sizes with internal music storage, Garmin Pay and optional wrist-based Pulse Oximeter OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the D2™ Delta PX, D2 Delta S and D2 Delta aviator […]

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Garmin® Announced the Addition of the GWX™ 75

Garmin® introduces the GWX 75 aviation Doppler weather radar Four-times more color contouring for superior weather analysis OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GWX™ 75, a new addition to its suite of weather radars. Intended for a wide range of aircraft, […]

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