September 19, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
AOPA Southern Regional Manager Bob Minter will be at the upcoming Southeast Aviation Expo in Greenville, S.C., and is encouraging members in the region to join him. Members can get free admission vouchers for the event, Sept. 27 and 28, at the Greenville Downtown Airport.
Sessions at the event include tax planning for aircraft owners, sparkplug maintenance and troubleshooting, Cirrus pilot education, lessons learned from a Blue Angels pilot, and all you need to know about ADS-B.
Minter will have an AOPA exhibit at the event, which will also feature a keynote address by Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. The Greenville Jet Center will provide free tiedowns and fuel discounts for fly-in attendees.
Aircraft Power and Fuel
Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.
Solar Impulse 2, an updated and larger version of the groundbreaking aircraft that has captured imagination and support around the world, was unveiled April 9.
Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.
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