Archives: February/March 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus Receives First FAA Approval For UAS Commercial Flight Training

SALINA, KAN. – Kansas State University’s polytechnic campus has set a new precedent in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, becoming the first entity in the United States to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide UAS … Continue reading

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Springfield Company Donates $850,000 To Lincoln Land Aircraft Maintenance Program

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) has made a large financial contribution to assist Lincoln Land Community College expand its aviation maintenance program facilities at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield. LRS’s contribution of $850,000 will be … Continue reading

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Emery Air Launches Apprenticeship Program

ROCKFORD, ILL. – Emery Air, Inc., and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, have signed an agreement establishing a registered apprenticeship program at Emery’s facility located at Chicago-Rockford International Airport. The program will provide on-the-job training for workers … Continue reading

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Model Building… Why It Is So Important

by Tom Biller Model aircraft building used to be a very common activity when I was young in the late ’70s early ’80s. My school actually had a model-building club that met during vacation times when kids were out of … Continue reading

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Airforms Awarded Baffle Kit PMAs For Cessna 172RG, 177B, 177RG & Mooney M20B/C/D/J Aircraft

BIG LAKE, ALASKA – Amidst a torrent of recent new PMA announcements, Airforms Inc. has added engine baffles for the Cessna 172RG to its growing list of available replacement parts. The newly approved Cutlass RG baffles expand Airforms’ engine baffle … Continue reading

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SwitchBox – A Remote Control Device For Your Aircraft Preheater & More

by Dave Weiman When “Foreflight” came out a few years ago, I was impressed with founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller – first for inventing the best pilot aid in the industry, then for selling us their app and service … Continue reading

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EAA & Academy of Model Aeronautics Sign Memo of Understanding To Promote Flying

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that expands the organizations’ joint efforts to bring the possibilities of flight to more people. The new memo outlines areas … Continue reading

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Astronaut/Air Racer “Hoot” Gibson To Speak At Minnesota Airport Conference

Hoot Gibson – naval aviator, astronaut, aviation accident investigator, and air race pilot – will speak at the Minnesota Council of Airports Conference on April 20, 2016 at Maddens Resort in Brainerd, Minn. Gibson entered active duty with the U.S. … Continue reading

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s An Aircraft!

by Tara Kalar Associate Legal Counsel MnDOT Office of Chief Counsel With an anticipated million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sold over the holiday season, aviation is experiencing an unprecedented boost in “aircraft” ownership. Since the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) … Continue reading

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Going Green Is A Win-Win!

It is now commonplace for businesses and industries to seek out new and different technologies that provide or produce greater efficiencies and lower costs. This saves the company money, while increasing efficiencies of production and operation. It also adds to … Continue reading

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