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Lakeland AeroClub finds its place at AirVenture

Ten young aviators learning about aviation from the Lakeland AeroClub in Florida flew two Pipers and three Cessnas to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from their home base at Central Florida Aerospace Academy high school on the grounds at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Jul 25, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Urgent action needed to support medical reform; ALPA actively opposed

Momentum for third class medical reform and protections for pilots facing FAA enforcement actions continues to grow but additional support is urgently needed. The Air Line Pilots Association International is actively opposing reform.

Jul 24, 2015 | comments

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'All about doing the impossible'

Pilots who are passionate about aviation can change lives, said Ben Walton, founder of the Summit Aviation Cancer Camp in Bozeman, Montana.

Jul 23, 2015
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Aircraft Manufacturer

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Bristell offers share program for new aircraft

Light sport aircraft manufacturer Bristell is betting that while you will rent a 40-year-old Cessna 172, what you really want is a new airplane.

Jul 21, 2015

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Mooney making strides globally

The Mooney Airplane Co. is now Mooney International Corp., a nod to the Kerrville, Texas-based manufacturer’s global reach.

Jul 21, 2015

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Piper: Investment continues after layoffs

In an EAA AirVenture 2015 press briefing, Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott commented that “above everything else, we must match production rates with market demand.”

Jul 21, 2015
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Avionics Manufacturer

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New BendixKing attitude indicators for old King Airs

Owners of older Beech King Airs can now ditch their old, air-driven, mechanical attitude indicators and replace them.

Jul 20, 2015

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Garmin offers ADS-B component for noncertified market

Garmin is offering the GPS 20A, an ADS-B Out compliant WAAS GPS position source for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.

Jul 16, 2015

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Garmin showing new products at Oshkosh

Garmin has released details on several new products it will show during EAA AirVenture, including an electronic logbook and a Bluetooth audio panel.

Jul 16, 2015
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Flying Club

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Lakeland AeroClub finds its place at AirVenture

Ten young aviators learning about aviation from the Lakeland AeroClub in Florida flew two Pipers and three Cessnas to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from their home base at Central Florida Aerospace Academy high school on the grounds at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

Jul 25, 2015 | comments

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Aircraft Spotlight

For clubs looking for an affordable, tricycle-gear LSA to train new pilots or transition existing ones to Sport Pilot, the Ercoupe may be just what you’re looking for. The twin-tail and bubble canopy will attract your eye, but the linked rudder and ailerons and design to prevent stalls are what make it noteworthy. It has proved a popular plane for the Green Castle Aero Club in Oxford, Iowa, and Chief Instructor Terry Koehn shares the club’s experience with the airplane that was far ahead of its time.

Jul 19, 2015

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Question of the Month

Generating interest in your club is something that is important, whether the club is brand new or has been around for decades. One of the best ways to be known is through word of mouth, but that is a limited way to get your message out. Successful clubs raise awareness through a variety of methods – from traditional newsletters, to social media, or events. This month’s question of the month examines some of the various methods your club can utilize to generate interest and awareness for your club.

Jul 19, 2015
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Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

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Embry-Riddle honors Baker with named airplane

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is honoring AOPA President Mark Baker. The school is putting Baker’s name and the AOPA logo on one airplane each at its Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, campuses as part of a new program to name an airplane.

Jul 23, 2015

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Lockheed buys Sikorsky

The oldest name in helicopters is changing hands: Lockheed Martin has struck a $9 billion deal to purchase Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp.

Jul 20, 2015
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