Archives: Aircraft

LSA Maintenance Training – A Rare Opportunity

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue After training more than 7,000 students from nearly every state in the U.S., and more than 20 different countries, the owners of Rainbow Aviation, Brian and Carol Carpenter, have relocated their … Continue reading

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Jet It & JetClub Move Forward With Electric Airplanes

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue DENVER, COLO. – North Carolina-based Jet It and JetClub have announce that they have entered into an agreement to become the launch customers for Bye Aerospace, which developed the 7-passenger, all-electric, … Continue reading

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First In-Flight Livestream Brings Spaceflight Experience To Audiences Around The World

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue Virgin Galactic announced that VSS Unity successfully reached space on July 11, 2021, completing the company’s fourth rocket-powered spaceflight. The flight was the 22nd test flight of VSS Unity and the … Continue reading

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Check that box and fly it to the ground!

by Chris Kruse Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue Sometimes life comes at you in small drips. At other times, like a fire hose stream. And still at other times, it can resemble a water tower collapse. … Continue reading

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GA groups: FAA flight training policy changes will reduce safety, create administrative logjam

Agency’s interpretation threatens to halt most training in experimental aircraft EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 9, 2021) — Federal Aviation Administration policy interpretations on flight training arising out of a recent court decision will have a chilling impact … Continue reading

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Has Your Airplane Been Stolen? Maybe not.

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue If you wake up in the middle of the night and see that on FlightAware your airplane is not where you left it, and fear that it might have been stolen, … Continue reading

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GAMA Publishes First Quarter 2021 Aircraft Shipments & Billings Report

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue WASHINGTON – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings report for the first quarter of 2021. Deliveries increased for turbine helicopters and propeller … Continue reading

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EAA B-17 Grounded For Maintenance

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” arrived at Punta Gorda, Florida (KPGD) on its schedule of flying and selling rides. When the aircraft arrived, crew filled up the tanks (1700-gallon capacity) and parked … Continue reading

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Gary Jet Center Named Cirrus Aircraft® Authorized Service Center

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue GARY, IND. –  Gary Jet Center (GJC) has entered into an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft to be an Authorized Service Center (ASC). GJC will have trained technicians for both the SR-series … Continue reading

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Investigative Update: Mid-Air Collision Near Denver

WASHINGTON – National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators continued to gather information following a mid-air collision May 12, 2021 involving a Cirrus SR-22 and a Swearingen Metroliner near Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado. No one was injured when the Metroliner, … Continue reading

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