Press Releases

Southbury, CT – June 22, 2015. The FltPlan Go app for Android now supports four ADS-B receivers. Android users now have the same freedom and flexibility that iPad users enjoy. Currently, FltPlan Go supports the Dual XGPS170, Flight Data System’s Pathfinder, SkyRadar DX, and the iLevil AW ADS-B receivers on both the Android and iPad.

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The annual WomenVenture at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 has added more outstanding activities to its Wednesday, July 22 schedule.  WomenVenture is an annual gathering designed to encourage and inspire women in aviation. Among the newly confirmed guests are: Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan; Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator; Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour; America’s first African American female combat pilot and an air show line-up of female performers.

The success of the FMA Solo program has been phenomenal.  We are receiving enormous media attention including a full page add in the June edition of Aviators Hot Line, received educational and promotional gifts from AOPA, Avemco and Gleim, four learn to fly courses from Sporty’s Pilot Shop and ONE fully funded scholarship thanks to Sky-Tec, the makers of the FLYWEIGHT Starter. What a great start to a program that is sure to become the most coveted for high school band members for years to come. However, wouldn’t it be great to fund more?

SUN ‘n FUN is proud to announce that Donovan Richards (age 17) has become the 30th Private Pilot to be certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a result of SUN ‘n FUN scholarship programs.  A member of the 2015 graduating class of SUN ‘n FUN’s Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA), Donovan is headed to Polk State College to continue aerospace studies.  SUN ‘n FUN President and CEO, John Leenhouts said “We at SUN ‘n FUN are thrilled to ‘wing’ our 30th Private Pilot in our journey to become the world’s number one producer of high school pilots.”


General aviation pilots can now fly safer when their SPOT products are linked to aircraft alerting and surveillance services

Covington, LA (June 17, 2015) - Globalstar, Inc., (NYSE MKT: GSAT), the leader in affordable satellite messaging and emergency notification technology through its SPOT service, announced today that Lockheed Martin Flight Service (LMFS) will integrate and provide automated position monitoring for VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flights.

LOS ANGELES (17 June 2015) — On 11 June, FAA officials completed a comprehensive compliance audit at ICON Aircraft’s Tehachapi, California, facility. This allowed them to issue the first S-LSA airworthiness certificate for ICON’s A5 Light Sport amphibian. With this major milestone complete, ICON will now begin customer deliveries for its eagerly anticipated aircraft, which has a backlog of more than 1250 orders.

Bixby, OK – Summer temperatures inside aircraft cockpits can rapidly rise to unhealthy levels. The options for air conditioning in small aircraft have been expensive. However, that changed this summer with the introduction of IcyBreeze, and eco-friendly air conditioning cooler that will swiftly bring down ambient air temperature and keep the cockpit cool on long cross country flights. An IcyBreeze unit can easily be stored in the back seat or baggage area of any single or light twin to keep beverages cold and cockpit air cool.

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 17, 2015) — Flight instructors and aviation companies are joining forces during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 to bring back the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center and build on last year’s success in improving pilot skills and enhancing safety with participants at the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

Carlsbad, CA (June 17, 2015) – The Hydroswing® Single Panel hydraulic door system is known worldwide for quality and strength. As an industry leader, Hydroswing listened to potential customers who didn't have the room for a “swing out” door system and designed the perfect alternative. Hydroswing has designed a multi-hydraulic Dual Panel door without dangerous cables and straps. Hydroswing® is proud to introduce the revolutionary, but simple, Hydroswing® Dual Panel Door System. “We designed this door primarily for the architectural market,” says Marshal Parker, owner of Hydroswing®. “Swing out space is a concern for some of our customers. For the aviation sector (because of the dynamics and layout of some hangars), it is important to save the space on the taxiway, even at the cost of a little headroom. With over 7,000 single panel door systems now in use around the world, the Dual Panel Hydraulic Door System is an option now as well,” says Parker.

Women in Aviation International has declared September 26, 2015, as Girls in Aviation Day where WAI chapters around the world will host their own one-day event to attract more young women to the aviation and aerospace communities with a day of activities appealing to girls ages 8 to 16 years of age. This program is an outgrowth of the successful Girls in Aviation Day events held during the past three International Women in Aviation Conferences.