The 37th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2014 is underway!
Your participation is important!
-We need to hear from everyone who receives an invitation to complete a survey to prepare accurate statistics on aviation activity. The GA Survey is a scientific sample ofaircraft from the Civil Aviation Registry. Your responses are important...Read more
Showers didn’t dampen spirits for hundreds of attendees
A few lingering showers didn’t keep pilots from Sporty’s 11th annual fly-in. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a full static aircraft display, exhibits, seminars and introductory flights. Sporty’s promised a fly-in “rain or shine” and that’s exactly what happened.
The fly-in hosted the largest number of exhibitors ever. Seminars from Sporty’s, ForeFlight, and Garmin were...Read more
Anacortes, WA – In the past quarter-century, Micro AeroDynamics has sold over nearly 20,000 Vortex Generator kits to the owners of over 700 models of GA aircraft. The company, through its extensive flight tests has accumulated extensive documentation about the enhanced effects VGs have on stall speed and slow flight control. They have learned recently that there seems to be...Read more
PMA provides alternator eligibility for the majority of Cessna 172, 182, 206 and Caravan aircraft.
Montgomery, AL, (May 4, 2015) — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, announced today that the company has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its ASG series of alternators. The company supplies the ASG series alternators for Cessna OEM production and the PMA also provides eligibility...Read more
Oshkosh air traffic procedures are required reading for all aviators flying to AirVenture
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 24, 2015) — The Federal Aviation Administration has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for EAA's 63rd annual fly-in convention July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The NOTAM, which is in...Read more
Need ADS-B? Get answers.....
Starting in 2020, aircraft must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Will you need to equip? It depends on where you fly.
· How you should you equip your aircraft?
· What equipment has been FAA certified?
· What are the benefits of ADS-B Out and ADS-B In?
Get answers at www.faa.gov/go/equipadsbRead more
April 14th, 2015-
Now available for Android
With the one-two punch of Sporty's apps, you will have no worries when it comes to your next flight review. Using a visual menu system, the Instrument Proficiency Check app is divided into six subject areas and 27 individual video segments. Based on Sporty's award-winning Instrument Rating Course, the IPC app contains more than 160...Read more
(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) The Women of Aviation Worldwide Week "Fly it Forward Challenge" event at Albuquerque, New Mexico's International Sunport (KABQ) turned out to be an astounding success, with 712 free "first flights" in private aircraft given to females during the week of March 2-8.
The event was cosponsored by pilot Dianna Stanger, who flew 441 girls over four days in...Read more
AVIDYNE ANNOUNCES RELEASE 10.1 SOFTWARE FOR IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMS
Release 10.1 software adds new IFD540 functionality, and will be the first software release of the new IFD440.
AEA - GRAPEVINE, Texas – April 8, 2015 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that certification of their IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM and Release...Read more
Ten Phillips 66-branded FBOs recognized as best in the country
HOUSTON April 7, 2015 – Phillips 66® Aviation is pleased that ten of its FBOs were recognized in this year's Aviation International News (AIN) survey. More than 11,000 respondents completed AIN's questionnaire that ranks FBOs according to line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities, facilities and customer service representatives.
"On behalf of Phillips...Read more
Williamsport, PA – 7 April 2015 –
Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, announces its exhibition activities during AERO Friedrichshafen from April 15th-18th. Attendees of this global general aviation show can visit Lycoming at booth A3-115.
Lycoming team members will be on-site daily at the booth during the show to answer both sales and technical support questions for customers...Read more
Ford Motor Company presents country superstar and active pilot
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 2, 2015) — Dierks Bentley, who has rocketed to the top tier of country music's hitmakers, will get EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 week off to a great start when he headlines the fly-in's popular opening night concert on Monday, July 20.
The concert, presented by Ford...Read more