Press Releases

Members carrying out air, ground missions in Virginia

Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is filling the highbird role, helping provide airborne communication coordination, in the search for a missing Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia. CAP members are also participating in the search effort on the ground.

Former Navy pilot uses his aircraft to raise awareness of the dangers of addiction

Ron Cuff is proud to be associated with a program called Flight Above Addiction which uses his 2000 Cessna 182 to “inform communities about teen addiction risk to stop addiction where it starts… before it starts.” As a former Naval Aviator, Ron landed aboard seven carriers, 120 traps, and has 4000 hours of flight time.

TRADEWIND INTERNATIONAL, LLC, has exciting news for October! We will be traveling to the Netherlands for Heli-Tech 2014 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, October 14th through the 16th. This will be the first time we have attended an international show as an exhibitor, and we are excited to meet with our European clients and we look forward to establishing new relationships! We will be in a prime location in the US Pavilion, so If you are attending the show, please stop by at Stand N70A and say hello to us in Amsterdam!

TRADEWIND INTERNATIONAL, LLC, is celebrating 24 years of service to the helicopter industry! We are a small, veteran-owned business of fourteen employees, located in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA, specializing in the resale of aircraft parts to light and medium turbine helicopter operators. Our 19,000 square foot facility was specifically built for the purpose of receiving, housing and shipping aircraft parts, and includes an office, heated parts room, and a cold storage area to properly store and protect our inventory.

John Stasny of Silverdale, Washington decided awhile back that he had enough of the four sliding doors on his hangar home. After a bunch of research, which included checking out door manufacturers, periodicals and talking to other pilots and friends he decided a Schweiss hydraulic one piece door was the only way to go.

Group urges DOT Secretary to give rapid review and action on FAA proposal

August 18, 2014 – EAA has joined six other leading general aviation organizations in urging Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete the review of the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment.

September 4 - 6, 2014
@ Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN) Mt. Vernon, IL

The Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo is “The Place to be for Sport Aviation This Fall!” See over 40 Light Sport Aircraft, including Part 103, STOL (Short Take off and Land) and Gyroplanes on one easily accessible and demo friendly flightline.  Shop for the latest in aviation gadgets in the Wicks Aircraft & Motorsports Terminal Lobby. Sit in one or many informative seminars/forums presented by the best in the industry.  It’s all here.  It’s September 4 - 6, 2014. And it’s at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN), Mt. Vernon, Illinois!  Free admission and free parking!

We have now completed both the right and left flaps, which look like mini wings.  The flaps are the movable part of the main wing that act as brakes and make the wings act larger than they are during landing.  There are three hinges which attach the flaps to the main wings, so the tops of the flaps are being left open to access the hinge bracket mounting until we are satisfied with the hinging of the flap to the wing.  At that point we will bond the top skin to the flaps to complete that part.

Friedrichshafen - The AERO is landing in China: The organizer of Airshow China, Zhuhai Airshow Co., Ltd., and Messe Friedrichshafen, organizer of the international aviation show AERO, intend to host a general aviation exhibition every two years in China under the name of "AERO ASIA".  The airshow will be held for the first time from October 28th to November 1st, 2015, on the fairgrounds of Zhuhai Airport.  The next AERO Friedrichshafen, number one for general aviation in Europe, is scheduled for April 15th to 18th, 2015.  It takes place every year in the south of Germany on Lake Constance.

Las Vegas – U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., stressed the importance of cyber technology to America’s future in his remarks to more than 700 attendees of Civil Air Patrol’s 2014 National Conference Banquet.