Aircraft Spruce Acquires A.E.R.O. In Stock

Aircraft Spruce will complete the acquisition of A.E.R.O. In Stock, a distributor of airframe and engine parts for general aviation on September 17. With AERO In Stock's large customer base, regional distribution warehouses, and new product lines, the merger will allow Aircraft Spruce to better serve its customers, says Jim Irwin, President of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty (ACS).
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Bob & Judy Avery are Retiring

Bob and Judy Avery
Bob and Judy Avery

After 30 years in business, Bob & Judy Avery are retiring on December 15, 2015 to travel more and pursue other interests. The couple have set a high standard in customer service and built the Avery Tools company into a go-to supplier of tools for many homebuilders. The online retail web store will close on Wednesday December 15, and the toll free phone number will be shut down.   Continue reading "Bob & Judy Avery are Retiring"

New Wicks Catalog Available

Wicks Aircraft Supply has begun distributing its 2010 catalog, and for the first time the catalog, which is nearly 30% larger, is free.

Hundreds of new products are listed in a special New Products section, the company says. A new welding section focuses on Lincoln welders and supplies, and there are numerous new items for aircraft panels. Wicks is also carrying an additional four aircraft designs for which builders can procure complete materials construction kits. These new designs include the Micro Mong, Zippy Sport, M-19 Flying Squirrel and the Pietenpol.

Further, Wicks will send out cases of its 234-page catalog to EAA chapters whose presidents submit requests indicating the quantities desired for chapter members.

A new section of the catalog addresses issues builders will want to consider before embarking on an aircraft construction project. To complement this information, Wicks has planned a wide range of builder workshops over the next 12 months dealing with welding, woodworking, aluminum and the finishing process for tube-and-fabric aircraft (check the web site for schedule updates).

Order a free Wicks Aircraft Supply catalog by emailing All materials included in the catalog are also available at