Press Releases

Woodlake Aircraft Refinishers, Inc. has been painting aircraft for almost 30 years. With strict attention to detail the prep work is what makes the job last and we feel that we are second to none when it comes to our prep procedures.

For most of us, insurance is one of those things we know we need but we just don’t like to think about, like going to the dentist or paying taxes. So we do something about it only when we have to, often when we get a reminder that our coverage will soon expire.

Donald Fitzwater from Beatrice, Nebraska has been a member of the Northwest Chapter-AAAE for many years. He is a pilot turned airport manager turned business entrepreneur with nearly 50 years of airport maintenance experience.

The Budweiser Clydesdales have been known to pull around quite a few kegs of beer in their day. Fast forward to the 21st Century. . . “This Bud’s For You!” and other name-brand beverages, including mixed drinks, wine and soft drinks can now be delivered by TurboTap USA and its sister company, Bar Pods, LLC to locations all over the U.S. and abroad by means of fully contained bars.

Mark your calendars for the 41st Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by Visit Florida April 21-26, 2015 in Lakeland, FL.  Proceeds from all events are returned to aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculums through year-round programs and activities at SUN ‘n FUN’s Aerospace Center for Excellence.  Agreeing to help make attendance soar for the major annual fund-raising event on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, two jet teams will appear:

For the past six years, Samson Motors, Inc. has been developing what they hope to be the world’s first practical “Flying Sports Car”. After a battery of successful wind tunnel tests in 2014, which proved out the airworthiness their Switchblade® design, the Samson crew has been steadily focused on building the actual prototype they will use to “fly for the first time” later this year.

February 2015 – Orleans, MA -- Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their 2015 State Tax Guide for General Aviation (“State Tax Guide”). Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes and fees imposed on general aviation in all fifty states and it addresses the sales and use taxes applicable to aircraft sales, ownership, leases, parts, and labor.

Wicks Aircraft Supply, of Highland, Illinois, has signed with aviation engine manufacturer UL Power to be the exclusive North American distributor of spare, warranty, and replacement parts for the full line of UL Power ( experimental aircraft engines.

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — College-age aviation enthusiasts seeking to get involved in the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration have a pathway to Oshkosh this year with a new Collegiate Volunteer Program for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The 63rd annual fly-in convention for the Experimental Aircraft Association takes place July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Washington, DC, Feb. 11, 2015 –  Eight general aviation associations unveiled a new industry-wide study detailing the economic contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy today at a press conference at the Newseum. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, determined that general aviation supports 1.1 million total jobs and supplies $219 billion in total economic output in the United States. These numbers include direct, indirect, induced and enabled impacts.