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3 hrs ago |

Alternatives to leaded aviation fuel are now finally in sight

For the first time, the long over-due search for viable alternatives to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative , announced today by the FAA.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

6 hrs ago |

Penn State Expected to Spend Millions on University Park Airport and Lasch Football Building

The Penn State Board of Trustees finance committee has recommended the full board approve $5.6 million in upgrades to University Park Airport and $2 million in renovations to the Lasch Football Building.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA

8 hrs ago | Business North

Kestrel at the crossroads

Kestrel Aircraft's manufacturing future in Superior remains uncertain this summer as company owners and Wisconsin economic developers sort out the details of a 30-month-old state financing package.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Superior, WI, Douglas County, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Star News Group

Playground honors legendary local

The estate of the late aviation pioneer Ed Brown has donated a playground worth approximately $300,000 to Belmar, which residents can expect to see open in early to mid-fall in Maclearie Park.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Belmar, NJ, Ocean Grove, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ, Spring Lake, NJ

12 hrs ago | Henley Standard

Light aircraft makes emergency landing

THE pilot of a plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Sonning Common.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Piper Cherokee, Piper Aircraft

13 hrs ago | Air & Space


The hulks of seven DC-3 fuselages are parked alongside Basler Turbo Conversions' 75,000-square-foot facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


Related Topix: Oshkosh, WI, Life, Hobbies

Wed Jul 09, 2014

ABC News

Lismore city council is open to the idea of selling its airport

Lismore's mayor said the council is open to the idea of selling the city's airport after an approach from an investor.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies


Leidos Awarded Contract By Wichita Airport Authority

Leidos , a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Wichita Airport Authority to install and integrate IT/communications systems for the new airport terminal at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, now known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Wichita, KS

Log Cabin Democrat

Airport now has Sept. 1 opening

The new airport in the Lollie Bottoms is now scheduled for a September 1 opening.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conway, AR


WWII Bombers Fly into the Northland

Rare pieces of World War II history have flown into the Northland and are now on display for the public to see up close.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Portland Tribune

High-flying kids

Jared Hartrampf was a little nervous preparing for take-off last week in a small airplane at Mulino Airport, but he was grinning from ear to ear after he landed.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Family, Kids, Mulino, OR

Journal of the San Juans

Backdraft: the 'Voice' of the Fly-In | Guest Column

But, you may not know that you were hearing the voice of Richard Drury. Rick really knows airplanes, especially the giant Douglas Skyraider, which opens the show every year with its crowd-thrilling low and loud passes over the runway.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Douglas DC-8, Douglas Aircraft, Ambient, Chi, Vietnam, World News, US Navy, US News, US Military, Opinion


'He could fly an aircraft before he was old enough to get his...

'He could fly an aircraft before he was old enough to get his driving licence. It's quite a phenomenal achievement' Those are the words of proud mum Amanda Cresswell, whose son Jac, 17, has just gained his private pilot's licence A COLLEGE student from Pontypridd has completed a demanding training programme alongside his studies to be awarded with ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Rhondda Cynon Taff County, Wales, World News, United Kingdom,

Newberry Observer

Wings and things discussed at pilot's breakfast Sunday

Ron Claypool stirs grits with a boat paddle. He's been cooking for over thirty years using this custom cook trailer that often serves other chapters.... Gary and Kim Boykin enjoyed the breakfast fellowship with friends they have known for years though they no longer are plane owners.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Daily Mail

Chilean government publishes report on UFO spotted above remote copper mine

A government agency in Chile has published a report on two photographs showing an object which it claims 'can be qualified as a UFO.'


Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Life, Hobbies, Cameras

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Airport authority's site plans differ from what it told feds, group alleges

Paulding residents who oppose commercialization of the county's Silver Comet Field airport are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revoke a permit for a planned industrial site because they say the airport's current development plans are different from those disclosed to the corps.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Air & Space


The only three Grumman F7F Tigercats flying in late summer 2008 lined up for this shot above Pyramid Lake, Nevada, on September 10, the first three-Tigercat formation flown since the 1960s.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Oshkosh, WI

Flight Journal

On This Day in Aviation History

It is the only time that MAC-ship-based aircraft sink a submarine. 1961 - Death of Leonard Thomas Eaton "Taps" Taplin, Australian World War I flying ace, aviation pioneer and commercial pilot; Taps also pioneered the use of aerial photography for cartography.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Boeing 727, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Weather

Business Journal

The Triangle's top 10 most expensive corporate airplanes

The Triangle's corporate giants have business around the globe. Some of these top companies have their own planes to travel quickly to close deals and maintain relationships.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies


The FAA Is Deciding If Planesharing Apps Are Legal

The Federal Aviation Administration is formally deliberating on whether amateur pilots can use apps and websites to trade extra seats on flights they've planned in exchange for gas money.


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Life, Hobbies