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Pictured: Left to right, NBAA summer 2019 interns Erin Taylor, Destry Jacobs and Noah Yarborough

Steps to Success for Students Pursuing Aviation Internships

  Aug. 12, 2019 Internships are valuable opportunities for students to learn about business aviation from the inside and establish a pathway toward potential careers in the industry. That said, the prospect of applying for an internship can also be a daunting experience. NBAA hosted three interns this summer – recent graduate Destry Jacobs, marketing […]

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Dorothy Olsen meets with U.S. Air Force Capt. Jammie Jamieson, the first operational and combat-ready female pilot of the F-22 Raptor, in 2008. Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, U.S. Air Force.

Dorothy Olsen, one of the last surviving members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), died July 23 at the age of 103.

  The Portland, Oregon, dance instructor’s aviation aspirations began at a young age and were fueled by books describing World War I flying aces. She earned her private pilot certificate when she was in her 20s and went on to join an elite group of female pilots supporting the World War II effort. She was a […]

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New rule ends private flights to Cuba

Two years after President Donald Trump first announced his intent to reverse Obama-era changes easing restrictions on travel to Cuba, a final rule effective June 5 closed the door for most of general aviation. The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security published the final rule on June 5 implementing additional restrictions on travel and commerce […]

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For the 12th consecutive year, EAA WomenVenture activities to take place during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

  WOMEN AVIATORS GATHER FOR EAA WOMENVENTURE AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2019 Activities begin on July 22, major highlights on July 24For the 12th straight year, the opportunity for women who love aviation to build camaraderie and open doors to mentorship and participation comes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, as EAA WomenVenture activities will take […]

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Garmin receives approval for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Cessna 180/185

Garmin receives approval for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Cessna 180/185 GFC 500 approval for the 36/A36 Bonanza coming soon Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Cessna 180/185. Additionally, Garmin is also pleased to announce the GFC 500 […]

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Meet the Female Refugee Who Flew Solo Around the World in a Single-Engine Airplane

BY LOUISE BEVAN April 8, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2019 Role model and aviation pioneer Shaesta Waiz overcame the perils of war to realize her dream, and now she’s helping fulfill the dreams of women everywhere. Especially if they want to fly airplanes. Waiz was born in Afghanistan, lives in Florida, and became the youngest woman to […]

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Legend Skip Koss was a great friend to the aviation community

It is with great sadness that Concorde Battery Corporation announces the passing of Edward “Skip” Koss, long time Vice President of Marketing and great friend of the Aviation Industry. Skip was surrounded by family at his Redlands, California home March 19, 2019 at the time of his passing. Skip is survived by two sisters, nine […]

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AOPA scholarship deadline is April 2

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR AOPA SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS IS APRIL 2 March 18, 2019 | By Alyssa J. Cobb _____________________________________________________________________________________ Time is running out to apply for AOPA’s You Can Fly scholarships that could help you earn your initial pilot certificate or get started on advanced […]

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Garmin® earns best supplier award from Embraer for the tenth time

OLATHE, Kan. /March 12, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it was awarded its 10th best supplier of the year award at the annual Embraer Suppliers Conference, which was held at Embraer’s facility in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, on February 28, 2019. Garmin was named the […]

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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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