Tag Archives: General Aviation
The federal government ended private aircraft access to Cuba June 5. AOPA file photo.

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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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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Pre-Order Your 2019 Trade-A-Plane Calendar

  Trade-A-Plane's gorgeous 2019 Calendar is now available for *PRE-ORDER* for only $10 USD delivered to anywhere in the United States! International shipping will be extra (please contact us for rates). This 13 month calendar has months December 2018 through December 2019 plus 2019 Year at a Glance and 2020 Year at a Glance. The […]

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FAA Announces Rebate Incentives for General Aviation Aircraft Owners

Industry Groups Praise FAA’s Rebate Incentive for General Aviation Aircraft Owners to Equip with ADS-B Out Avionics 20,000 rebates available on first-come, first-served basis for one year WICHITA, KANSAS, June 6, 2016 — A group of general aviation leaders today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement of a $500 rebate incentive for general aviation aircraft […]

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New Digital Catalog Announcement for Wag-Aero

  Wag-Aero is proud and excited to announce the launch of our new Digital Catalog. Check it out on your Smart Phone, tablet or computer! Shop the entire catalog onlinecatalog.wagaero.com and see an extensive selection of quality aircraft parts and services to fulfill your aviation needs. Wag-Aero offers same day shipping on most items. For […]

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Continental Motors and CAUC Enter Into a Cooperative Agreement to Expand and Enhance General Aviation Training in China

Tianjin (China), 15 April 2015—The Continental Motors Group Ltd, an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Civil Aviation University of China recently to support the growing demand of general aviation in China. The scope of the MOU is to establish a close partnership and cooperation in the field of […]

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Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair - Monarch Premium Caps

Erich and Sheri Hartwig of Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair had an amazing opportunity at  the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in Anchorage, Alaska earlier this month.  Check out their video: Post by Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair - Monarch Premium Caps. Post by Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair - Monarch Premium Caps.

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Pipistrel is a true innovator in LSA's, but is now moving into the "full sized" arena with their Pantera.

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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The hangar at the Piper Aviation Museum includes nine planes produced by the company incuding William Piper Jr.'s J2 which is suspended from ceiling.

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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