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Club Spotlight

Article | Apr 26, 2016

The Trojan Phlyers is like no other flying club in the world. It's not actually a club: It's a subchapter S corporation with eight partners that own two North American T-28Bs.

Massachusetts flight school, FBO closes

Article | Apr 21, 2016

After operating Mansfield Municipal Airport for 25 years and providing flight training, King Aviation-Mansfield in Massachusetts closed its doors as of April 1.

Textron adds service programs

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Textron Aviation Inc., owner of the Cessna, Beechcraft, and Hawker brands, has launched new service and support programs for aircraft already in service.

Hartzell acquires Sky-Tec starters, solenoids

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Hartzell Engine Technologies has acquired the Sky-Tec brand of starters and solenoids. Production will be moved to Hartzell next year while Sky-Tec remains in Texas developing new products.

Ex-Cessna dealers switch to new revenue streams

Article | Mar 25, 2016

A former Cessna dealer with a contract to refer customers to Cessna has become a Diamond dealer. Other dealers switched to drones for revenue.

Jeppesen marine division sold

Article | Mar 17, 2016

Jeppesen, a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, is selling its marine products division, which produces digital charts for nautical use.

Question of the Month

Article | Feb 24, 2016

One of the first things a club in formation should do is get a sense of what your operating costs will be.

Club Spotlight

Article | Feb 24, 2016

In the summer of 1939 Lou Gehrig played his last game for the Yankees and declared himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Answers for Pilots: Tax tips for aircraft owners

Article | Feb 23, 2016

Aircraft owners who used their aircraft for business purposes in 2015 may be eligible for income tax deductions. Learn more about deductions, bonus depreciation, and like-kind exchanges of aircraft.

Jet sales remain sluggish

Article | Feb 22, 2016

J.P. Morgan analysts find little to celebrate in last year's jet sales, and in numbers for early 2016. Looks like another flat or declining year that may extend into 2017.

Sporty’s Foundation issues report on 2015 philanthropy

Article | Feb 22, 2016

The Sporty’s Foundation continued to advance its commitment to ensuring a robust future for tomorrow’s aviation professionals with bequests totaling $152,500 in 2015.

OpenAirplane gains lift

Article | Feb 22, 2016

Fresh investment and a promotional contest in conjunction with Lightspeed Aviation have given OpenAirplane a boost.

Signature selling six FBOs to acquire Landmark

Article | Feb 08, 2016

The Department of Justice has approved the sale to Signature Flight Support of Landmark Aviation, if Signature agrees to sell six FBOs at airports where competition might be damaged.

SOLJETS opens brokerage firm

Article | Jan 20, 2016

Chicago-based brokerage firm SOLJETS announced its launch on Jan. 20, stating that its goal is to bring more people into the world of high-performance aircraft ownership.

Mitsui takes ownership stake in Quest Aircraft

Article | Jan 19, 2016

A $10 million investment this month will net Mitsui & Co. a 12.5-percent stake in Quest Aircraft.

Aircraft resale trade group awards scholarships

Article | Jan 19, 2016

Six university students majoring in aviation business- and management-related fields have been named recipients of 2016 scholarships from an aircraft sales and brokerage trade association.

Zenith, Zenair buy SAM Aircraft

Article | Jan 19, 2016

Zenith Aircraft and Zenair announced Jan. 18 that the businesses had purchased SAM Aircraft, maker of the experimental SAM LS.

Flying Musicians Association opens 2016 scholarship

Article | Dec 28, 2015

The Flying Musicians Association has announced its 2016 FMA Solo Program scholarship to help high school musicians and student aviators achieve their goal of solo flight.

Two kit aircraft moving to market

Article | Dec 22, 2015

While the kitplane Merlin promises to drive new airplane costs as low as they can go, the LoCamp kit promises to make flying as fun as it can be.

Club Spotlight

Article | Dec 20, 2015

In 2004, Brian Binnie was at the controls of SpaceShipOne on its second flight to space within a week to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. About 25 years earlier he learned to fly in gliders with the Soaring Tigers flying club while a student at Princeton University. Today the Soaring Tigers continue to focus on flight training and provide one of the lowest cost points of entry into aviation. Club President David Hunter and Board Member Marty Schneiderman share their experience in this month’s Club Spotlight.

Colorado VFW holiday food, toy drive 'gratifying'

Article | Dec 09, 2015

Pilots delivered more than two tons of food and toys to Veterans of Foreign Wars members during the Colorado Aviation Business Association’s fifth annual holiday charity drive and airlift.

Alaska considers increasing fuel tax

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Because of the dramatically low price of crude oil, Alaska is facing a budget short fall in excess of $3 billion. Consequently, the state government is looking for ways to decrease services or find supplemental streams of revenue.

Gulfstream to trim 1,100 jobs

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream will trim 1,100 jobs, but testing of its new 18-passenger G500 will proceed as planned.

Club Spotlight

Article | Nov 22, 2015

When Al Waterloo bought a 2004 Cirrus SR20, his goal was to operate a flight school on the South Side of Chicago at Lansing Airport (IGQ). The airplane wasn’t flying enough so he decided to form a flying club and looked to the Cirrus Jump Start program as a model. The club is still in formation, but it has about a half dozen members and mixes primary training and cross-country flying. Learn how Al is making the transition to a flying club in this month’s Club Spotlight.

Sennheiser exits pilot market

Article | Nov 20, 2015

Four years after jumping into the high-end pilot headset market, Sennheiser is jumping out entirely.