Archive for the ‘Aviation News’ Category

ATC helps out VFR pilot stuck in IMC

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Great job to the ATC, who received an award this week for helping out a stranded pilot. Way to keep your head about you pilot as well!

New Cessna Skylane to burn Jet A

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Cessna Aircraft has announced a new engine option for its Skylane 182 that will run on Jet A aviation fuel. The new engine, which burns up to 40% less fuel than an avgas engine, will be available in the second quarter of 2013, the company said. “This is a game-changer that opens up new markets and new regions of the world due to its versatility and performance,” said Jeff Umscheid of Cessna.

Let’s hope this is a STC for the existing fleet too! 40% less is good :)

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Bonanza goes to Beijing as a Chinese company buys the parent company of the iconic Bonanza

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft announced Monday that it had reached a $1.79 billion “exclusivity agreement” with a Chinese aerospace manufacturer for the sale of its business jet and general aviation operations. The deal would keep jobs in the US and Kansas the home of Beechcraft yet give a piece of history and a deep piece of American Aviation history to another country. Read the rest of the story in USA Today

iPads fuel flight of paperless planes – USATODAY.com

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Ipad in the cockpit

The Federal Aviation Administration this year for the first time granted approval for two charter companies to use iPads instead of the bulky paper charts and manuals that pilots have been required to carry since the birth of modern aviation. Alaska Airlines is testing iPads in some of its planes, and Delta Air Lines and American Airlines say they’re planning on launching tests soon.

Read More on iPads fuel flight of paperless planes – USATODAY.com.

Oshkosh Main Events Released

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
  • Monday, July 25
    Opening Day Concert featuring REO Speedwagon presented by Ford Motor Company
  • Tuesday, July 26
    Tribute to Bob Hoover with special air show
  • Wednesday, July 27
    Navy Day
  • Thursday, July 28
    Tribute to Burt Rutan with special air show
  • Friday, July 29
    Salute to Veterans – Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band
  • Saturday, July 30
    Super Saturday – grounds open until 10:30 p.m. Night Air Show Returns featuring Socata Fireworks and “Wall of Fire,” 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31
    Big Finale – Military Scramble, Family Day

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