GREENVILLE, SC. — On Wednesday, June 19, a FedEx Express aircraft will be permanently grounded at a new home at USAeroTech Institute in Greenville, S.C., where it will serve the training needs of aviation students.
HAYWARD, Calif. – From all over the West Coast, 27 aircraft and pilot crews are preparing for competition in the 49th annual Hayward Air Rally, set for June 21.
Aircraft: Cessna T210. Injuries: 4 Fatal. Location: Armonk, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: Witnesses observed the 4,150-hour pilot doing multiple engine run-ups both on the parking ramp and at the end of the runway prior to departure. They reported that the engine initially idled rough. [Read more...]
Connecticut legislators have passed a bill insisting that a Connecticut aviator flew two years before the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, N.C. According to an Associated Press report, the measure is the latest twist in an effort to credit the first successful airplane flight to German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead. The legislation is a flight of fancy, say Wright brothers partisans. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not committed to signing the legislation, but will review it when it reaches his desk, a spokesman said.
A new seaplane dock recently opened on Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway. The local daily newspaper, the Tacoma News Tribune, featured a page 1 (above the fold) story and photo about the opening and a question and answer interview with Greg Corrado, vice president of the Washington Seaplane Pilots Association and Chuck Perry and Craig O’Neill, Kenmore Air‘s chief pilot and director of flight administration.
By CAROL LEE ANDERSON
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Heavy downpours threatened to create a repeat of last year’s open house at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI) in Gilford, but as if on cue the rain stopped and the clouds parted just as the doors opened to this year’s Wings, Water & Wheels open house held on June 8. An estimated 3,000 visitors were treated to a vast array of things to see, do, and experience.
Flying safety is the focus of the summer 2013 edition of General Aviation Security, the world’s only magazine to focus on the unique security and safety issues for the general aviation community.
TEMECULA, Calif. — Quicksilver Aeronautics has joined forces with IDENT LLC of Jacksonville, Florida, in a strategic partnership to produce a fleet of GT500 surveillance and intelligence gathering aircraft.
BIG LAKE, ALASKA — Airforms, Inc. has obtained two additional approvals from the FAA as part of an expanding product line for Cessna Caravan aircraft.
Airforms received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for replacement high-strength wheel assembly hardware, and a Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) for replacement interior cabin vent assemblies.