Press Releases

Gwinn, MI - The K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum will be hosting the Voodoo Rock Jam benefit concert to raise money and awareness for its efforts to preserve the military heritage that drove much of the Upper Peninsula economy for 50 years.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The Air Force Association has honored Civil Air Patrol with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of its more than 70 years of helping secure the American homeland, especially its service during World War II.

An update from the Switchblade team...

We finished the left wing top and bottom skins, and they look much larger than the molds made them seem.  We stood near the root of the wing, looking down its length as if out the window of the Switchblade, and it was a nice sight to see!  They don't even have the flaps and ailerons attached yet, so will appear even larger in the near future.

Affordable flying…it’s every pilot’s dream, and affordable aircraft come in many different types. The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo recognizes that and recently expanded the categories of aircraft that it will welcome, with support from AVweb and Triple R Affordable Aircraft.

NTSB study still leaves plenty of unknowns

September 10, 2014 – The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday adopted recommendations to educate pilots on the potential impairment risks in prescription and over-the-counter medications, as use of such medications grows among the entire U.S. population.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum presents a limited opportunity September 30th, 9am-10am to see the premiere unveiling of life-like bronze statue, "Soul of the Forward and Faithful," by nationally recognized sculptor Mardie Rees, before it travels to its home at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. The statue honors the U.S. Marine Raiders, the first elite force created to serve in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The sculpture is on view now through October 30th.

FAA selects four fuels for initial testing beginning this fall

September 8, 2014 – The Experimental Aircraft Association is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has selected four unleaded aviation fuels to undergo initial testing in the search for a viable alternative to leaded avgas. Those fuels – two from Swift Fuels, one from Shell, and one from TOTAL – will begin Phase 1 lab and rig testing this fall at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Testing will continue until fall 2015.

Aircraft Spruce will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 4th at all three of their locations. Visit Aircraft Spruce West at 225 Airport Circle in Corona, CA close to the Corona Airport(KAJO) from 7am-3pm, Aircraft Spruce East at 452 Dividend Drive in Peachtree City, beside Falcon Field(KFFC) from 8am-4pm, or Aircraft Spruce Canada at 150 Aviation Avenue at the Brantford Municipal Airport(CYFD) from 8am-3pm.