Latest News

AirVenture Gets Bigger; So Does Sporty’s

AirVenture Gets Bigger; So Does Sporty’s

July 9, 2014- Sporty's welcomes showgoers to its big tent Sporty's will provide a shopping experience for showgoers who enter Sporty's big tent. Even larger than last year, Sporty's will show pilots what's new and what they need now in a 16,000-square foot display. "Sporty's has relocated its pilot shop to Oshkosh for the week," says Sporty's Vice President John Zimmerman. "We want showgoers to get up close, try out, hold, and examine the array of products we have." In addition to some exciting new products on display, the interactive…
Read more...
Cessna kicks off third annual Discover Flying Challenge

Cessna kicks off third annual Discover Flying Challenge

WICHITA, Kan., June 10, 2014 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT) today kicked off of the third annual Discover Flying Challenge (DFC) during a launch event in Wichita, Kan. Eight DFC participants will take part in this unique internship promoting interest in general aviation and engaging aviation enthusiasts across the country. Six of the interns will pilot Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft for summer-long excursions across the United States. The other two interns will assist in scheduling and dispatching the pilot interns…
Read more...

EAA COMMEMORATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY WITH SPECIAL MUSEUM ACTIVITIES ON JUNE 6-7

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 30, 2014) — The 70th anniversary of the massive D-Day invasion of World War II will be commemorated at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh on June 6-7, including programs with veterans of the Allied offensive that began on June 6, 1944.Friday, June 6, marks 70 years after 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. According to the U.S. Army archives, General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation…
Read more...

Superior Air Parts Announces That The FAA Has Approved A Global AMOC For A Portion Of The Aircraft Affected By The Recently Updated Millennium Cylinder A.D.

Coppell, TX, May 20, 2014 — Keith Chatten, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the FAA has approved a Global Alternative Method of Compliance (Global AMOC) for the recent revision of FAA AD 2014-05-29. The original AD was issued for certain Continental Motors, Inc., (CMI) (IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 series reciprocating engines with certain Superior Air Parts investment cast cylinder assemblies installed.“Under the guidelines of this new Global AMOC, owners of aircraft who have over 12-years on their affected Millennium Cylinders, but have…
Read more...

Danbury Aerospace Highlights Reliability of Products through FAA Rulemaking

San Antonio, TX May 15, 2014 - Danbury Aerospace, the parent for ECI Inc., submitted comments to the docket for the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) regarding a proposed Airworthiness Directive (AD) to address certain types of manufacturer-approved cylinder assemblies.   Danbury's comments addressed both the rulemaking procedures utilized by the FAA and also sought to assist the agency in clarifying the figures contained in its economic analysis. By working with regulators to accurately define overall cost of compliance, the company will ensure the proposed rule receives the thorough scrutiny it deserves.   Over the…
Read more...

McCauley composite propeller receives FAA Certification

WICHITA, Kan., May 9, 2014 – McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced today the FAA Certification of the McCauley Propeller Systems' Blackmac Carbon Series constant speed composite propeller. The propeller's advanced composite materials and patented high-strength, low-weight continuous carbon loop blade retention system significantly reduces propeller assembly weight and improves product life. "The low weight of the Blackmac Carbon Series propeller, offers the ability to improve payload without compromising strength or weight in other areas," said Scott…
Read more...

Kenny Loggins Highlights July 28 Opening-Day Concert At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (May 8, 2014) — Kenny Loggins, who has been making hit music for the past four decades, will kick off the evening entertainment at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 when he headlines the fly-in’s popular opening night concert on Monday, July 28.The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on the EAA Plaza immediately following the July 28 afternoon air show. Loggins’ newest endeavor, Blue Sky Riders (Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr), will start the…
Read more...
Airplanista to Host the GA Power Collective at AirVenture 2014 #Oshbash Meetup

Airplanista to Host the GA Power Collective at AirVenture 2014 #Oshbash Meetup

May 2014- Airplanista Aviation Blog Editor and aviation writer Dan Pimentel has announced his blog’s2014 Twitter #Avgeeks meetup called #Oshbash to be held at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Tuesday,July 29th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the EAA Press Tent.While the primary focus of Airplanista’s #Oshbash meetup events is to create a venue for #Avgeeksthat communicate via Twitter to meet face-to-face, Pimentel always presents a themed program toprovide entertainment for the standing-room-only audiences. The theme for 2014 will be the GA PowerCollective, a high-profile panel discussion with participants from many of the…
Read more...
Great War Flying Museum Aircraft Help Celebrate Centennial Of WWI Aviation At EAA AirVenture 2014

Great War Flying Museum Aircraft Help Celebrate Centennial Of WWI Aviation At EAA AirVenture 2014

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 21, 2014) — Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA's World War I aviation centennial activities at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in, which will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The four aircraft – Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Nieuport 28, and Fokker Dr.I – will be on display throughout AirVenture week and also fly several times during the daily afternoon air shows at Oshkosh. The airplanes are…
Read more...

EAA AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available To Pilots Flying To Oshkosh

  EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 18, 2014) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 4, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.  It was designed by FAA, in partnership with EAA, to assist pilots in…
Read more...
Lycoming Engines Celebrates 85 Years of Aviation Innovation

Lycoming Engines Celebrates 85 Years of Aviation Innovation

Williamsport, PA – April 1, 2014 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, is pleased to announce that 2014 marks its 85th year of innovation in aviation technology. Over the years, Lycoming has earned a reputation as a market leader by focusing on innovative and reliable piston engine propulsion solutions for aviation. On April 3, 1929, a Beech-designed TravelAir biplane was the first aircraft to feature a Lycoming motor, the nine-cylinder, 215-horsepower R-680 radial, on successful trial flights. The engine powered the nation's earliest airlines. In over 20…
Read more...
EAA, FAA REACH AGREEMENT ON AIRVENTURE ATC COSTS

EAA, FAA REACH AGREEMENT ON AIRVENTURE ATC COSTS

Nine-year deal brings stability, eliminates possibility of another '2013 surprise' EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. – (March 21, 2014) – EAA and the Federal Aviation Administration have signed two agreements – a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement – that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh® convention. This ends the uncertainty that began with the FAA's sudden assessment of ATC fees for the 2013 event and the potential that air traffic support might not be…
Read more...

Help Build the "One Week Wonder" Airplane at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014!

      Attendees can participate and discover that homebuilts are accessible, affordable             EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (January 28, 2014) — The Experimental Aircraft Association is the home for those who build and restore aircraft and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the tens of thousands of attendees at “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” can share the building experience through the “One Week Wonder” project. EAA’s unique building project is focused on building a Zenith CH 750 kit aircraft during the seven days…
Read more...

Lightspeed Aviation Foundation 2014 Nominations and Applications Are Open!

w   Portland, OR — January 6, 2014 — Each year, through its Pilot's Choice Awards, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation recognizes a select group of deserving aviation nonprofit organizations that are actively promoting growth in aviation or using aviation to aid in humanitarian causes. Deadlines for the 2014 awards are rapidly approaching and the foundation is urging eligible groups to apply and interested parties to nominate their favorite organization.   Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2014 midnight PST and applications will be accepted until February 3, 2014 midnight PST. Anyone may nominate an organization,…
Read more...
Garmin Pilot and VIRB Integration

Garmin Pilot and VIRB Integration

Garmin is excited to announce even more integration and capabilities within Garmin Pilot, which are coming very soon. Customers who utilize version 6.0 of Garmin Pilot on iOS devices in conjunction with VIRB™, Garmin’s HD action camera, will be able to view live video simultaneously in Garmin Pilot.   In addition to viewing live video footage from VIRB within Garmin Pilot, the option to control VIRB remotely will be available.  The option to start and stop video recording and take stills within the application is a convenient way to easily…
Read more...

Restored 1959 Cessna L-19E “Bird Dog” to be auctioned

WICHITA, Kan., Dec.19, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company today unveiled the restored 1959 Cessna L-19E “Bird Dog” to be auctioned at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The L-19E will be auctioned alongside a Dodge M37 truck restored and donated by Okoboji Classic Cars, forming a unique pair of historical items offered in a single auction lot. Cessna recently announced it would donate the aircraft for auction with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF). Roxanne Bernstein, Cessna senior vice president of…
Read more...

Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI) announces FAA PMA Approval on C-152 engine mount

 Eagan, MN – Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (FAA CRS # UWDR792L/EASA.145.6155) has announced FAA/ PMA Approval on the Cessna 152 engine mount, the first of a number of engine mount PMA’s they will be pursuing. FAA/ PMA Approval has been issued for Part Number A0451003-36. The mount replaces Cessna Part Number 0451003-36, and is eligible for installation on Cessna 152’s starting with serial number 15279406 and on all subsequent serial numbers, and on serial number A1500433 and on all subsequent serial numbers. AWI CEO Tom Heid commented, “Having completed the…
Read more...

4th ANNUAL FLY-IN GRASS STRIP FOUNDATION

4thANNUAL FLY-IN GRASS STRIP FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE Saturday, OCTOBER 19, 2013 @ 9GA2 - BERG PARK AERODROME 9 AM TO 4PM N31-48-09/W81-23-51 GRASS STRIP FOUNDATION IS AN EDUCATIONAL & PRESERVATION FOUNDATION DEDICATED TO VINTAGE, EXPERIMENTAL & GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT AND THEIR PRESERVATION, EDUCATING THE UNINFORMED ABOUT THE JOYS, PRACTICALITIES, AND NECESSITIES OF AIRCRAFT IN OUR MODERN SOCIETY, FOCUSING EDUCATION ON UPCOMING GENERATIONS OF THE POSSIBILITIES IN AVIATION CAREERS. Fly in / Drive In / Arts / Crafts Local artisans and craftsmen are invited and are welcome. Please RSVP if you…
Read more...

Lycoming Thunderbolt Engines to Power Red Bull Air Race 2014

Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to power the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which is set to return in February 2014. Each Red Bull Air Race airplane will be powered by a Lycoming Thunderbolt engine, standardized to Red Bull Air Race’s specifications for all 12 pilots participating in the races. Thunderbolt Engines are Lycoming’s brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. The creation of a Thunderbolt engine involves the pilot as part of the design…
Read more...
THE NEW PILOTSHOP.COM CATALOG IS AVAILABLE

THE NEW PILOTSHOP.COM CATALOG IS AVAILABLE

Pilotshop.com has published a new, all-color, 34-page catalog which is available free of charge. Products in the new catalog include established products like handheld GPS, headsets, radios, flight bags, plotters, computers, laminated check lists, folding bikes, oxygen systems, survival gear, flight jackets, sunglasses, watches, pilot shirts, apparel, kneeboards, flashlights, Jeppesen and ASA flight training products, aviation software and simulators, charts, videos, books, and much more. Although it does not contain the entire Pilotshop.com offerings, it is convenient to browse our selection in the full color printed catalog. Add it to…
Read more...

At NBAA2013, Build A Plane to Present Teachers' Day Sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace

Former NASA Astronaut to Provide Keynote Address The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced it will for the first time host a Build A Plane Teachers’ Day, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, in conjunction with the annual “Careers in Business Aviation Day,” held each year at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which takes place this year in Las Vegas, NV. NBAA and Build A Plane, the non-profit aviation education organization, will present the Teachers’ Day program, sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace, on Oct. 24, the Convention’s third day. Keynote…
Read more...

Think Global Flight New Sponsors – Helping Fuel the Next Generation

U.S.A., August 28, 2013. Think Global Flight is proud to announce the newest sponsors helping fuel the next generation. Air Journey, the world’s leader in escorted flying journeys, will join Jeppesen’s efforts toward flight planning; Signature Flight Support, the largest fixed base operation FBO and distribution network for business aviation services; Dual Electronics, aviation products adding highly-accurate GPS, weather and traffic information for a reliable back up navigation tool while in the air; Michelin Aircraft Tire, tires engineered to meet the rigorous demands of both recreational flyers and business jet…
Read more...

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH DATES SET THROUGH 2020

2014 edition of ‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” set for July 28-August 3 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Aug. 29, 2013) — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, one of the world’s premier aviation events, has set its dates for the next seven years through 2020. While the 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., will be held on July 28-August 3, future years will schedule the event to run completely in late July. That slight schedule shift affects only three or four years out of every seven,…
Read more...

GA Industry Rallies to Oppose Cylinder NPRM

The General Aviation community has mobilized to oppose a proposed AD on TITAN® brand 520/550 series cylinders produced between 2002 and 2009. Aircraft owners, mechanics, engine shops, and several GA organizations worked feverishly to spread the word about the consequences that would be felt in their respective businesses. Diminished aircraft value, potential safety hazards of mid-time cylinder replacement, reduced flight hours, and most prominently, the 83,000,000 dollar price tag, were among the comments posted to the NPRM docket. Many proposed AD’s receive fewer than a dozen comments to their docket.…
Read more...

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91

August 22, 2013 – Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wis., after a battle with cancer. He was 91. The Poberezny family has expressed the following: “We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered…
Read more...

Winners Announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup

The winners have been announced for the 16th Annual EAA AirVenture Cup cross country air race. The race started at 9:30 AM Sunday morning departing from Mount Vernon, IL with 2 turn points before ending in Waupaca, WI for a total mileage of 460 nm. The fastest aircraft of the day was a Turbine Legend, flown by Marty Abbott who came in at a time of 1:17:55 and an average speed of 354.30 mph. A total of 48 aircraft raced in the event, which included experimental and certified aircraft categories.…
Read more...

Cessna Internship Offers Participants Much More than Flight Time

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is in the final weeks of the 2013 Discover Flying Challenge (DFC), a unique summer internship program for seven aviation students, designed to generate awareness for partnered charitable organizations and general aviation. As part of this program, Cessna selected five not-for-profit organizations in an effort to raise awareness for charitable causes: American Red Cross, Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles, Special Olympics, United Way and Veterans Airlift Command. The six pilots have their schedules managed by the seventh DFC intern stationed at…
Read more...

Speed, Performance and Utility on Display in Cessna Single-Engine Lineup

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has introduced three new single-engine products to the general aviation market in the past twelve months. Orders are being taken on the Grand Caravan EX, the Turbo Skylane JT-A and the Cessna TTx, aircraft that extend traditional boundaries of general aviation in terms of payload, performance and style. “Cessna’s three new aircraft all offer distinct strengths and capabilities,” said Jodi Noah, Cessna senior vice president of single engine/propeller aircraft. “Speed, performance and utility are all hallmarks of the newest Cessna single…
Read more...
Phillips 66® Aviation Introduces Personal Card for Recreational Pilots with Fuel Rewards

Phillips 66® Aviation Introduces Personal Card for Recreational Pilots with Fuel Rewards

Avgas pilots can garner triple WingPoints® Rewards and double Young Eagles Fuel Rebates through 2013 OSHKOSH, Wis. – The nation’s largest network of branded fixed base operators, Phillips 66® Aviation, is launching a new personal credit card for pilots that makes recreational flying easier, while providing opportunities for triple WingPoints® Rewards and double Young Eagles Fuel Rebates. The no-annual-fee card brings Phillips 66 Aviation’s WingPoints Rewards Program to avgas pilots, who can earn triple WingPoints through the end of 2013 that are immediately redeemable online for debit or gift cards.…
Read more...
Cessna Offers Heat-Reflecting Paint for Turbo Stationair

Cessna Offers Heat-Reflecting Paint for Turbo Stationair

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today debuted its new Night Sky edition of the Turbo Stationair at the 2013 Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long exhibition – AirVenture. This limited edition of the Cessna Turbo Stationair features a black and red paint scheme which includes a new surface coating capable of reflecting most infrared solar heat. The Night Sky edition Turbo Stationair also includes a specially-painted McCauley propeller to complement the unique paint scheme. The coating used in the Night Sky edition of the Turbo Stationair is…
Read more...
Page 11 of 13