Tag Archives: General Aviation

Aero Friedrichshafen 2014 is underway!

Trade-A-Plane is presently exhibiting at AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe's largest and most important trade show for General Aviation. Launched in 1977, the trade show has taken place in Friedrichshafen on the shores of Lake Constance since then. Every year, more than 600 exhibitors from 30 countries occupy more than 80,000 m² of exhibition space to present […]

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TAPtv has released a new featurette on http://taptv.trade-a-plane.com/

Recently TAPtv visited legendary aircraft builder and collector (and champion aerobatic pilot) Kermit Weeks at his Fantasy of Flight Museum near Orlando Florida. Mr. Weeks gave TAPtv an exclusive guided tour of the museum, showing us some of the remarkable airplanes in his collection. See some of the amazing aircraft he owns at at http://taptv.trade-a-plane.com/

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Aeromobil Flying Car Goes from Road to Runway in Style

Despite the best work of thousands of inventors around the globe, and a vision of every sci-fi movie, true flying cars have never caught on for a multitude of engineering, safety and practical reasons. So it's worth noting when a Slovakian designer reveals a new take on the idea that avoids one of the great […]

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AOPA Announces Grassroots Events in 2014

AOPA has decided to suspend holding its annual Aviation Summit in favor of reaching more members “where they fly.”  The AOPA Summit in Ft Worth, Texas, Oct. 10- 12, 2013 , will be held as planned and according to AOPA, this year's Summit is on track for thousands of members to attend.  In 2014, the […]

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Piper/Cessna/Mooney Taper Pin Tool

The M-4 Control Yoke Taper Pin Tool is a specialty tool that was designed to counter the frustration of removing the control wheel taper pin.  With the aid of the M-4 tool, even the most stubborn taper pin can be removed in minutes, not hours, without vibration or stress being induced on your aircraft or […]

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Aircraft Spruce Announces Headset Buy-back Program

  At Aircraft Spruce we understand how difficult it can be justifying buying a new headset when the one you already have still works. We also know how much satisfaction pilots get from having the right equipment which is why we started our Headset Buy-Back Program. Aircraft Spruce has an opportunity for you to sell your old […]

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Amendment Could Halt FAA Closure of Control Towers

An amendment put forth by two Republican senators could stave off the closings of 200 control towers at smaller airports around the U.S., including Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Sen. James Inofe, R-Okla., co-sponsored an amendment to a continuing resolution that seeks to restore about $50 million in funding […]

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New Aircraft Certification Regulations

Interview with Earl Lawrence, FAA Manager, Small Aircraft Directorate, on an industry initiative to re-write Part 23 certification regulations to reduce the cost and improve the safety of general aviation aircraft. Source: AOPA http://www.trade-a-plane.com/company-search?id=53344

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WildBlue, LLC Announces the FREEdom Plan

Aviation sales company, WildBlue, LLC, announces The FREEdom Plan, an aircraft resale program that eliminates unknown and unexpected expenses for new aircraft owners. The FREEdom Plan is the first and only program in the world to give General Aviation aircraft buyers a FREE 90-day/45 hour AvGuard extended protection warranty, FREE oil changes, and FREE resale […]

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Flying Car Closes in on FAA Ok

Four months after its debut at the New York International Auto Show, Woburn-based Terrafugia’s version of the “flying car” has buzzed into a second phase of testing, with hopes of obtaining final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration in the coming months. If everything goes according to plan, the Transition could earn its light sport […]

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Business Aviation: The Unfair Advantage

What was once used only in extraordinary circumstances or by top global companies has today become a business necessity. If you charter, lease or own an aircraft, you already understand that Business Aviation — also called General Aviation — is as indispensable as your cell phone and your laptop.  For those companies that don’t use […]

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Visit a Local Airport During "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in June

General aviation - from recreational to business to emergency medical flying - recently got a boost, when Gov. Chris Gregoire declared June "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in Washington. The governor's proclamation was informed by the 2012 Washington Aviation Economic Impact study, recently completed by the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation division. The study helped […]

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Lock Haven Pays Tribute to Humble Pennsylvania-Made Piper Cub Plane

Lock Haven fly-in pays tribute to a humble yellow plane made in Pennsylvania The normally quiet skies above Lock Haven soon will hum when hundreds of light planes begin their final approaches to William T. Piper Memorial Airport. The grassy area next to the runway will be yellow with Piper Cubs and dotted with dozens […]

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Honeywell Sees Prospects In Asia Pacific GA Programs

Honeywell’s business and general aviation (GA) division has its eye firmly fixed on indigenous aircraft makers emerging in the Asia Pacific region. Robert Wilson, president of Honeywell Business & General Aviation, says his division has been speaking to Chinese aircraft maker Caiga, China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., about its purchase of U.S. airframer Epic […]

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Young Reporter Takes Flight Into History in Time For Memorial Day

I watched in shock as the fierce wind sucked my neon orange earplug through a crack in the floor of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. As my earplug disappeared into the void below, the crew member's words echoed in my head: "Don't step on the red floor!" He had explained that it would easily flap open […]

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Mama Bird Career Still Soaring

For Tennessee Wesleyan College graduate Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a hobby to battle boredom has become a lifelong career taking her to new heights that no woman or living person has been before. Johnson, a 1929 graduate of TWC, holds a Guinness Book of World Records title for having the most flying hours of any woman […]

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Maine Governor Proclaims GA Appreciation Month

Maine Governor Paul LePage recently declared April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Maine becomes the 38th state to officially recognize the importance of general aviation and its economic impact, both locally and nationally. Across the state, general aviation airports have an annual economic output of $521 million. “The Alliance would like to thank Governor LePage for […]

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IAOPA Generates Significant Resolutions at World Assembly

The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) recently held its biennial World Assembly in Stellenbosch, South Africa, to discuss current and emerging challenges confronting the world’s general aviation community. Attendees included leaders of IAOPA’s 70 worldwide affiliates, comprising 450,000 general aviation aircraft owners and pilots. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General […]

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