Archives: February/March 2015

Lone Rock, Wisconsin, USA and Milan, Italy… The First Aerolab LoCamp Kit Takes Flight

Francesco Rizzi, founder of Aerolab Manufacturing, Inc. and designer of the Sport Camp series of Experimental/Amateur-built kit aircraft, and Ed Leineweber, managing member of Golden Age Aeroworks, LLC, d/b/a Aerolab USA, distributor of Aerolab products in the United States, recently … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Q: Why didn’t you mention in the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, your usual annual recommendation of having my mechanic remove my wheel pants for winter operations, like you usually do? A: Yes, Leon, I caught … Continue reading

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OSHA Orders Pilot To Be Reinstated After Being Illegally Fired For Refusing To Fly Unsafe Medical Helicopter

LUCASVILLE, OHIO – Faced one night with a trip over mountainous terrain in a medical transport helicopter with a faulty emergency locator transmitter (ELT), a pilot refused to fly the aircraft and was later terminated for not flying. An investigation … Continue reading

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EAA Becomes Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, “Know Before You Fly”

OSHKOSH, WIS. – EAA announced its support of the new unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAS) safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” during the 2015 Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Expo, January 9, in Ontario, Calif. The campaign provides prospective operators … Continue reading

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GAMA Welcomes Passage of Legislation Beneficial To GA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauded the U.S. Congress for passing legislation recently in two areas important to its members: extending expiring tax provisions important to general aviation growth and innovation, and passing a key appropriations … Continue reading

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Avemco Supports Flying Proficiency Clinics

FREDERICK, MD. – Avemco Insurance Company will support the 2015 Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training (BPT) flying proficiency clinics that are currently being offered throughout the U.S. Designed specifically for pilots and owners of Bonanzas, Barons, Travel Airs, Twin Bonanzas … Continue reading

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Illinois Airport Offers Incentives To Attract New Tenants

LAKE IN THE HILLS, ILL. – As a means to attract more tenants, Lake In The Hills Airport has a T-Hangar Incentive Program which rewards current airport tenants with a finder’s fee equivalent to one month’s rent valued at $302 … Continue reading

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Momentum Acquires Carpenter Avionics

SMYRNA, TENN. – Momentum Aviation Holdings, Inc. has acquired Carpenter Avionics, Inc, located at Smyrna Rutherford County Airport (KMQY) in Nashville. Carpenter General Manager John DenDekker will continue in that role, but will report to Mark Lee, President of Momentum … Continue reading

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An Unmanned American Dream

by Matthew Brenden The “American Dream” is the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work for all. It means something different to everyone, but the principles remain the same regardless of who you are. Solomon (Sol) Kassaye found his … Continue reading

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Final Conforming Vision SF50® Personal Jet Takes Flight To Complete Certification Fleet

DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced the successful maiden flight of the third and final conforming flight test aircraft, ‘C-Two’ (C2), in their Vision SF50 personal jet program. The initial flight of C2 marks the latest significant milestone for … Continue reading

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