Press Releases

Lake Aero Styling & Repair “LASAR”, a Mooney Service Center, located in Lakeport, CA is happy to welcome Chris Stephens to our business.  Chris comes to us from Tennessee, and has his A&P and IA ratings.  He is also working on his private pilot license.

The world’s most famous astronauts and flight directors of our nation’s manned legacy space programs assemble this Saturday March 21 in San Diego to honor one of the most memorable and challenging space missions and to tell the story of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo in their own words… the “Space Race” and how it impacted the entire world.

San Diego, CA - March 18, 2015 - More than 500 people will celebrate the 2015 Centennial of the Pan American Exposition through one of the most memorable space flights in history, the Apollo 13 crew, when astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise join the San Diego Air & Space Museum this Saturday, March 21 for a rare 45th Anniversary Celebration appearance and personal recap of their historic mission. The celebration also honors the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo race to the moon and the brave people who made it happen.

Lexington, Kentucky - Every year for more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized aviation professionals for their contributions to general aviation in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety.

During the 41st Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, the airshow, exhibits and fun will be intertwined with options that hold true to the SUN ‘n FUN mission to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages.  More than 200,000 guests, exhibitors, instructors, pilots, volunteers and students from 80 countries are expected during the week.

SUN ‘n FUN has received $225,000 in funding from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust to be used towards the completion of the Piedmont Aerospace Experience on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus.

Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association announces the creation of the FMA Solo Scholarship Award program. The lucky recipients will receive scholarships that will pay for their primary flight training, through their first solo. In cooperation with FMA’s corporate members and sponsors nationwide, this program will fund four scholarships to juniors or seniors in high school who have been nominated by their band/music director.

AMES, Iowa – Alireza Sassani turned a switch and sent 60 volts of electricity into a small block of concrete. A few minutes later the Iowa State University doctoral student took some measurements and found the block’s surface temperature had risen from 64 degrees Fahrenheit to 189 degrees.

With seven new awards, Able Flight continues to fulfill its mission of providing flight training scholarships for people with disabilities. The 2015 flight training scholarship recipients come from throughout the country and face challenges from a variety of disabilities.

For many pilots, building their own aircraft just makes a lot of sense. The kit aircraft industry is where you'll find the most innovative light aircraft designs offered anywhere, at prices that make owning and operating your own new aircraft a reality. New kits are much quicker and easier to build than ever before, and give the builder (and pilot) access to the latest engine and avionics technology. Your kit airplane project becomes a reflection of you as you custom build your own airplane with the equipment and features that you choose, such as avionics (instrument panel), engine, paint job, etc.  You have access to the latest technology while you can also choose to install a basic (yet very proven) “old school” engine (such as the Continental O-200) and “steam” gauges.

The SC-LED STROBE is a self-contained WHITE LED 12/14 VDC operated strobe light.  Designed specifically for use where an external 12 vdc power source (battery) is available. Its size is the smallest of any self-contained LED strobe light in its class. Measuring 2 ½" diameter at the base by 4.75" tall, weighing only 7.8 ounces.