Archives: Aircraft

HondaJet Headlines Great Planes Air Expo

Published in Midwest Flyer  - Aug/Sept 2016 On a three Midwestern city tour, including Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, and Appleton and Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2016, the HA-420 HondaJet drew a lot of attention. The aircraft received certification … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, All Headlines, Aug/Sept 2016, Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

First Flight Scheduled for B-29 Doc

WICHITA, Kan., July 8, 2016 – Doc’s Friends, the group managing the restoration of the B-29 known as Doc, announced today the historic B-29 will make its return to flight Sunday, July 17. The restored Boeing B-29 Superfortress will take … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Honda Aircraft Company Receives FAA Production Certificate

GREENSBORO, N.C. – July 11, 2016 – Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has earned a Production Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Honda Aircraft Company is building the HA-420 HondaJet, an advanced light jet, at its world headquarters in Greensboro, … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Air Force One (SAM 26000) & VC-54C Sacred Cow Move To New Fourth Building At National Museum of the USAF

DAYTON, OHIO – Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force have moved VC-137C Air Force One (SAM 26000), which was used by eight presidents – Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton, … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, All Headlines, Headlines, June/July 2016, Museums & Great Feats | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

BERTRAND PICCARD SPOKES WITH U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON LIVE FROM THE COCKPIT DURING THE PARIS AGREEMENT SIGNATURE AT THE UN HQ

Bertrand Piccard spoke with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon directly from the cockpit of Solar Impulse 2 while flying over the Pacific Ocean during a video conference on Friday April 22 from the United Nations in New York where 175 nations had just signed … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Super Petrel LS Lands In U.S.

Some would say that the Midwest was made for seaplane flying. Anyone who has landed on water can attest that the water experience adds another dimension to the fun of flying. While most seaplanes are high-wing aircraft that have been … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, April/May 2016, Sections | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wipaire Holds Safety Seminar & Demos In Florida

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc., a leader in aircraft float manufacturing, aircraft restoration, avionics, interiors, and aircraft sales and service, held a safety seminar February 27, 2016 at its service center in Leesburg, Florida. Headquartered at South St. … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, All Headlines, April/May 2016, Headlines, Products & Services | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft announced February 16, 2016, enhanced connectivity, convenience, design and luxury in the new 2016 SR series aircraft, delivering an experience on par with luxury automobiles to both pilot and passengers. For 2016, all SR models … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, April/May 2016, Sections | Tagged , | Leave a comment

RV-9/9A 1,000th Takes Flight!

AURORA, OREGON – For days, the employees at Van’s Aircraft had been watching the ‘hobbs meter” on their own website, waiting for news of the 1,000th RV-9/9A to fly. Then on November 20, 2015, John “Bert” Bertucci of Prairieville, Louisiana, … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, April/May 2016, Sections | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

GAMA APPLAUDS FAA RELEASE OF DRAFT RULE TO IMPLEMENT THE SMALL AIRPLANE REVITALIZATION ACT

Washington, DC – General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce today issued the following statement about the FAA’s publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) directed by the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013: “With today’s … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, Government/Legislation, News | Tagged | Leave a comment