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  • Picture of the Day: Seaplane sanctuary
    Mark Wrasse submitted the following photo and a note: “A quiet evening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered for our new Page 4 photo feature in […]

  • Terrific twin T-34s
    In 1987, Reid Garrison bought a shell of a T-34A Beechcraft Mentor that had been languishing in a hangar in Memphis to restore with his sons Brett and Jeff. It had no canopy, no engine, no instrument panel, and no control surfaces. This did not faze Reid. He had already restored two T-6s. And his […]

  • Better, more precise GPS coverage now available across U.S.
    There is now more precise GPS coverage across the U.S., thanks to the recent deployment of the FAA’s Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 5 Wide Area Augmentation System navigation payload, which was developed by Raytheon‘s Intelligence, Information and Services business. The GEO 5 payload joins two others already on orbit in correcting GPS satellite signal ionospheric disturbances, […]

  • Washington state creates Electric Aircraft Working Group
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Electric aircraft bring exciting possibilities, but also challenges. To explore both, the state of Washington has created its first Electric Aircraft Working Group (EAWG), which met for the first time at Zunum Aero June 13, 2018. Led by the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division, the meeting brought together experts from […]

  • Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang to be auctioned off at Oshkosh
    EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Ford Motor Company is again supporting EAA’s youth aviation education programs by auctioning a one-of-a-kind vehicle that salutes an aviation legend, as the RAF Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang GT is unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. The vehicle, specially designed and built by Ford design engineers as well as drifting […]

  • Wayman Aviation earns FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification
    Wayman Aviation has earned FAA Part 145 Air Repair Station certification, becoming the only Part 145 certified maintenance facility at Hollywood-North Perry Airport (KHWO) in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Wayman’s 18,000-square-foot facility includes an 11,000-square-foot hangar and a 1.5 ton heavy crane that helps manage the growing business of receiving and processing aircraft purchased in the […]

  • Piper hits deer on landing
    The pilot in command (PIC) of the Piper PA-32 executed a normal approach to the airport in Lincoln Park, N.J., following an instrument proficiency check. He said that during the landing flare the flight instructor “grabbed the yoke and pulled up,” and he heard a loud thump. The PIC reported that he thought the flight […]

  • Pictures of the day: Red Bull in Budapest
    With the return of the Red Bull Air Race to Budapest, Hungary, this weekend, all eyes in Budapest looked skyward on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, as Hungarian aviation hero and Air Racing legend Péter Besenyei led an unprecedented five raceplane formation over the heart of the city. Flying with him were the pair of pilots […]

  • Go ahead and ignore that FAA email
    Is the Federal Aviation Authority (yep, you read that correctly) trying to connect with you? After all, they’re trying to connect with me. Check out the following screenshot of an email that just arrived to my inbox. While I’m not an email expert, I feel pretty confident that I can ignore this email from the […]

  • Fly like the King
    One of Elvis Presley’s private jets, a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, has returned to the auction block. Grounded in Roswell, N.M, for decades, the jet remains unrestored and has not been altered since Elvis last owned it. This is the only known jet from Elvis’ fleet that remains privately owned. The aircraft features original external painting […]

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