Press Releases

Saturday, September 5th, 2015


The Hangar Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting another swinging USO Style Hangar Dance on Saturday, September 5th, 2015, Labor Day weekend. A percentage of the event proceeds benefit WWAN at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

ORLANDO, Florida – Civil Air Patrol is officially a member of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force, Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh announced today.

ORLANDO, Florida – The achievements of Civil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team – highlighted by its use of technological excellence and innovation in supporting 126 search and rescue missions, resulting in 76 lives saved and 66 additional finds – make it the logical choice for the 2014 AFNORTH Commander’s Award.

ORLANDO, Florida – A former national commander and chairman of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors will become the newest inductee into the organization’s Hall of Honor when members convene on Saturday at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for their 2015 National Conference.

August 27, 2015 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation sadly mourns the sudden death of Mr. Tim Bowman, dedicated aviation veteran, loyal friend, loving father and husband. Bowman suffered unexpected cardiac arrest caused by a blood clot on August 26th.

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 10 - 12, 2015. And it's at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN), Mt. Vernon, Illinois! Free admission and free parking!

The ICON team recently invited journalists from the top five aviation publications to become the first people outside the company to fly a production A5. We captured their first impressions in a short video (video below), which includes honest, unscripted reactions to flying the A5. As you'll see in the clip, these seasoned journalists were unequivocally blown away by their experience.

ORLANDO, Florida – More than 800 Civil Air Patrol members will convene this week from Aug. 27-29 in Orlando, Florida, for the organization’s 2015 National Conference, devoting several days to training, networking and focusing on the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary’s path for the future.

We are moving forward on many fronts simultaneously, as each has a different lead time, and we want them all to come together so one doesn't hold up the others. The machining and polishing of the body plug was split between two companies, for the purpose of shortening down an otherwise long wait time for the final product. Composite Approach in Bend is doing the nose as a separate piece just after they complete the main body shape from just aft of the nose, up to the engine firewall. As you may recall, we are doing the nose as a separate part, since it is the most likely to need replacing on a few of the vehicles due to the random accidents that occur as part of life on planet earth.

Vancouver, BC - The 18th Annual International SeaKing/S61 Symposium is being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada October 6,7 and 8, 2015 hosted by CanWest Aerospace of Langley, BC. This annual event brings together Sea King/S-61 operators and maintainers from around the world to share and discuss technical and maintenance issues, new modifications and upgrades/solutions to problems related to the SeaKing and S61 platforms.