Archives: April/May 2013

Piper Achieves Higher Revenue, Deliveries In 2012

VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft Inc. ended 2012 with increased annual revenue from new aircraft sales of $148,968,967, up more than 13 percent from $131,263,539 in 2011. The revenue increase was a result of a 16 percent rise in … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes For Gary Airport Authority

GARY, INDIANA – The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority may consider fighting a proposed state Senate bill that would take away majority control from the City of Gary by creating five (5) authority appointments to the governor. Senate Bill 585 would … Continue reading

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Drone Law Proposed In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss (Dem) has introduced legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get a search warrant before they could use a drone to gather evidence. The proposal would require that any information obtained … Continue reading

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O-Ring Problem Solved!

HIGHLAND, ILL. – “The temptation is always there to re-use things like O-rings, and the result is too-often a leaky seal,” says Wicks Aircraft Supply President Scott Wick. Now aircraft homebuilders can save both time and money by ordering a … Continue reading

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Rockford Gets Aircraft Restoration Business

ROCKFORD, ILL. – The aircraft restoration company “Code 1 Aviation” has established a facility at Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). The company specializes in aircraft maintenance, restoration, sales and training of warbirds, including vintage jets – both American and Eastern-bloc-built. … Continue reading

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Air Force Cancels Thunderbird 2013 Schedule

NELLIS AFB, NEV. – Due to the sequester, the U.S. Air Force has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year, and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save … Continue reading

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An LSA Compliant Carbon Pitts LS1 & LS2

FORT PIERCE, FLA. – Renegade Light Sport Aircraft has relocated to a 70,000-ft. facility at St. Lucie County Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida, to build the first fully aerobatic Lycoming-powered Renegade Carbon Pitts LS1 and LS2 aircraft. Air show performer and … Continue reading

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Flight Testing & Transition Training… Getting Familiar With Our “Newest” Aeronautical Treasures

by Ed Leineweber So many airplanes; so little time!”  That’s my motto. Maybe it’s just a bad case of Hyper Airplane Acquisition Disorder (HAAD). If so, I have given up on achieving a cure. I really enjoy finding, learning about, … Continue reading

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The Day I Lost My Engine!

by Dan Wegmueller EDITOR’S NOTE: In the February/March 2013 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, contributing editor Dan Wegmueller described how he went about restoring his 1939 Fairchild 24R, and how restoring an antique aircraft is within every aviator’s reach. In … Continue reading

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Meet Eric W. Johnson, P.E.

Eric W. Johnson Airport Development Engineer WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics In September 2007, Eric W. Johnson joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics as an airport development engineer. Eric is responsible for developing eligible projects for around a … Continue reading

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