Tom Fleming from Lake Forest, California, won a Bose headset in the KITPLANES 24/7 Sweepstakes. By signing up for online access to KITPLANES.com, Tom put himself in contention to win either a Bose Aviation X headset or a Bendix/King AV8OR GPS. His GlaStar taildragger already well equipped, Tom chose the Bose. Tom says, "I have used the Bose headsets for several years as a professional pilot (recently retired) and love them. Thanks again for the opportunity…

GlaStar Builder Wins KITPLANES Bose Headset Giveaway

Tom Fleming from Lake Forest, California, won a Bose headset in the KITPLANES 24/7 Sweepstakes. By signing up for online access to KITPLANES.com, Tom put himself in contention to win either a Bose Aviation X headset or a Bendix/King AV8OR GPS. His GlaStar taildragger already well equipped, Tom chose the Bose. Tom says, "I have used the Bose headsets for several years as a professional pilot (recently retired) and love them. Thanks again for the opportunity…

Oshkosh and Sun 'n Fun Too Far Away?

Spring is upon us, and you’re itching to go fly to an airshow, but fuel prices and travel time are holding you back. There’s an option coming up for those of us out West: The Golden West Regional Fly-in and Airshow will be upon us June 6-8. This will be the ninth GW fly-in, and […]

Say "Hello" to the Xenon Gyroplane…

KITPLANES’ own Amy Laboda took up the opportunity to fly something new in rotorcraft and put to use her gyro rating with a turn in the new Xenon gyroplane during a visit to Sun ‘n Fun’s Chopper Town Friday evening. And from hearing her assessment after the 30-minute demo, we figure she liked it. And […]

Rocket Racing League Announces Schedule, Velocity Aircraft Sold

Positioning itself as a “new entertainment sports league that combines the exhilaration of racing with the power of rocket engines,” the Rocket Racing League announced that it will stage its first exhibition race at Oshkosh this year. The vehicles will be liquid-oxygen-fueled rockets in modified Velocity airframes. Three more exhibition races will be held at […]

Three Bearhawks Make Maiden Flights on the Same Day

We’re not sure what it is about Bearhawks, but they seem to arrive in clumps. Back in 2007, five new Bearhawks flew in a 30-day period. Now, says kit seller AviPro, three Bearhawks have made their first flights on the same day. Says AviPro’s Budd Davisson: In the desert north of Los Angeles, Russ Erb […]

Jeppesen Releases New VFR+GPS Charts

Jeppesen, Inc., the company that brings you instrument charts, announced today the release of a VFR+GPS chart series for navigation in North America. “The new charts were designed by pilots for pilots,” said Christopher Dean, product manager at Jeppesen. Customer feedback, he explains, drove the company’s desire to design a series of Visual Flight Rules […]

Commentary: What Does Affordable Flying Mean to You?

EAA’s AirVenture 2008 offers much to all who are interested in aviation; however, after a few days of wandering the grounds, I began to get a sense of what might be missing, and it is significant. Although EAA has made a laudable effort during these financially challenging times to demonstrate that the point of entry […]

New Owner for Autolite Sparkplug Line

Aero Accessories, Inc., the manufacturer of Tempest aviation products, announced that it has acquired Unison Industries’ aviation sparkplug product line. Unison previously marketed this sparkplug line under the Autolite brand. Aero will relocate the sparkplug product line to its manufacturing facility in Gibsonville, North Carolina, and the sparkplugs will be branded and marketed under the […]

Zenair Ships First North American-made LSA Amphib Floats

This just in from Zenair LTD, Canada: Zenair light aircraft float production was returned to North American last year after being outsourced in the Czech Republic, and deliveries of the popular all-metal light-weight straight and amphibious floats resumed in the fall of 2009. The company has just shipped its first set of newly developed LSA […]

Florida Air Museum Breaks Ground on Aviation High School

The Florida Air Museum, located on the grounds of the Lakeland Linder Airport and instrumental in the hosting of the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In each year, broke ground April 15 for a new public high school with an aviation theme, to be built where the Educational Forums are currently held during the fly-in. With a […]

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