Archives: Aircraft

Tecnam… Something For Just About Everyone!

by Nancy Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 During Sun ‘n Fun 2018, I visited the Tecnam Aircraft Company display to say hello to a friend who is an aircraft dealer for a couple of aircraft manufacturers and … Continue reading

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The People & Aircraft of Wings of The North Museum

by Chuck Cravens Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue There is a historical jewel located at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. That gem is the “Wings of the North Museum,” which is dedicated to presenting and … Continue reading

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Windecker Developing Prototype of All-New Aircraft Design

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue It has been known for some time that the Windecker Aircraft’s research and development facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, was working on a “clean sheet” aircraft design that synthesizes new and established … Continue reading

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Home At Last! Memphis Belle Exhibit Unveiled At National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It was the summer of 1989, and our family flew down to Memphis, Tennessee so I could help announce an airshow, and interview the performers and VIPs. The airshow … Continue reading

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Textron Discontinues Production of The Cessna TTx

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WICHITA, KAN. – Textron Aviation has decided to discontinue production of the Cessna TTx due to lagging sales of the world’s fastest production piston single-engine fixed gear airplane. The aircraft started as … Continue reading

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order In Company History

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received … Continue reading

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Piper Announces 23% Growth For 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced a 23% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2017, as well as a 27% increase in total billings. The substantial growth was driven by … Continue reading

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GAMA Announces 2017 Year-End Aircraft Shipment & Billings Numbers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released the 2017 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers. At a press conference held in February 2018, GAMA Chairman Phil Straub, Executive … Continue reading

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Strong Aircraft Deliveries Drive Impressive 2017 Performance At Cirrus Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue DULUTH, MINN. & KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Cirrus Aircraft announced in February that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Series soared to over 350 aircraft in 2017, a recent record … Continue reading

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B-17F Memphis Belle™ Crew Overcame Long Odds To Complete 25 Missions

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue DAYTON, OHIO – Since the Air Force was created more than 70 years ago, there have been many shining examples of airmen who have exemplified the core value of “service before self,” … Continue reading

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