Six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government reorganization proposal a failed idea to privatize the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control services. Continue reading "Latest ATC Spinoff Proposal Meets Continued and Heavy Opposition"
In April of 2011 I ordered a kit from Van's Aircraft--the E-LSA RV12, and I have been building it since then. Last fall (2017) I finally got the paper work finalized and got my airworthiness certificate from the FAA. There were just a couple of Service Bulletins that I wanted to take care of before the first flight. Continue reading "Scholes RV-12 - N935RS"
Joining Superior Air Parts in the 2018 Oshkosh Forum Series are RAM Aircraft, Hartzell Propeller, CamGuard, Don's Dream Machines, Aviation Product Services and others are scheduled to present educational sessions during the daily sessions at Superior's Oshkosh tent #257. Continue reading "Superior Air Parts 2018 Forum Schedule"
Bearhawk Aircraft announced the formation of Bearhawk Canada to further expand its operations in the vast regions of North America. An agreement has been made with Mike Silvernagle in Saskatchewan to represent Bearhawk Aircraft in Canada for sales, service, parts and support of the three models of Bearhawk aircraft kits. Continue reading "Bearhawk Canada Formed"
After almost 50 years of involvement in the kit aircraft industry, Sonex Founder and President John Monnett has announced his retirement from Sonex Aircraft, LLC effective June 2, 2018.
"I am retiring from Sonex Aircraft but not forsaking my passion for aviation," remarks Monnett. "I will continue to contribute where I can into the future but will be leaving day to day operations in the very capable hands of my staff." Continue reading "John Monnett Retires; Seeks Buyers/Investors while Business Continues Strong"
If once a year at Reno doesn't give you enough of an air racing fix, join the Formula 1 Class at Ely, Nevada for four days of racing this June!
More than 15 racers are scheduled to attend the four days of pylon racing in the eastern Nevada town, and the venue promises to provide spectators a good view of the closed course spectacle, with the home stretch right up the edge of runway 36. The events starts with qualifying on Wednesday, June 13, and continues with heat racing each day through Saturday. In between races, the organizers promise ballon rides, smoke jumper demonstrations, and displays of Sport Class and T-6 race planes. Continue reading "Formula 1 Racers to Round the Pylons at Ely (NV), 13-16 June"