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John Stasny of Silverdale, Washington decided awhile back that he had enough of the four sliding doors on his hangar home. After a bunch of research, which included checking out door manufacturers, periodicals and talking to other pilots and friends he decided a Schweiss hydraulic one piece door was the only way to go.

Group urges DOT Secretary to give rapid review and action on FAA proposal

August 18, 2014 – EAA has joined six other leading general aviation organizations in urging Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete the review of the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment.

September 4 - 6, 2014
@ Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN) Mt. Vernon, IL

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 4 - 6, 2014. And it’s at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN), Mt. Vernon, Illinois!  Free admission and free parking!

We have now completed both the right and left flaps, which look like mini wings.  The flaps are the movable part of the main wing that act as brakes and make the wings act larger than they are during landing.  There are three hinges which attach the flaps to the main wings, so the tops of the flaps are being left open to access the hinge bracket mounting until we are satisfied with the hinging of the flap to the wing.  At that point we will bond the top skin to the flaps to complete that part.

Friedrichshafen - The AERO is landing in China: The organizer of Airshow China, Zhuhai Airshow Co., Ltd., and Messe Friedrichshafen, organizer of the international aviation show AERO, intend to host a general aviation exhibition every two years in China under the name of "AERO ASIA".  The airshow will be held for the first time from October 28th to November 1st, 2015, on the fairgrounds of Zhuhai Airport.  The next AERO Friedrichshafen, number one for general aviation in Europe, is scheduled for April 15th to 18th, 2015.  It takes place every year in the south of Germany on Lake Constance.

Las Vegas – U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., stressed the importance of cyber technology to America’s future in his remarks to more than 700 attendees of Civil Air Patrol’s 2014 National Conference Banquet.

Las Vegas, Nevada – Civil Air Patrol has a new national commander and CEO – Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico, Virginia, sworn in Friday at the organization's 2014 National Conference.

Minneapolis, MN – Upon completion of nearly two years of testing and validation, the United States Air Force has granted Intercomp first article approval to begin shipping automated force calibration systems to its Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories (PMEL). In all, eleven systems will be delivered to PMELs around the world for verification and adjustment of portable truck scales, aircraft scales, and general purpose platform scales.  Bases include Edwards, Ramstein, and Al-Udeid, all of which will benefit from the automated calibration presses by enhancing the capability to improve accuracy, stability, safety, and throughput of day to day calibration.

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage.

Launched in 2009, the World Directory of Free-Flight (WDFF) was enthusiastically received by pilots and manufacturers alike. For the first time, pilots of footlaunched aircraft had an inexpensive directory of their own: newcomers welcomed it as a way of learning about the sport, existing pilots found it invaluable when choosing their next aircraft, harness, or flight instrument.
And the Good gets even better with this year special focus on Paragliders and paramotors, paratrikes, harnesses, engines, electric power packs, propellers, instruments, accessories – they’re all there! In total, over 1500 aircraft are specified! Because of that special focus to the world of paragliding and paramotor we named the publication World Directory of Paraglider & Paramotor. If you are not fascinated from the sport by now, learn how surprising easy it can be to get airborne.