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Quicksilver Aeronautics announced that it signed a distribution agreement resulting in an order for 77 aircraft in May, 2014. The first two aircraft are presently in the manufacturing process in Quicksilver’s Temecula, California factory and will be shipped to China for their final assembly, testing, and training of Chinese technicians.

Seattle, WASHINGTON / May 21, 2014 — On this date in 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, electrifying the world with his historic 33.5-hour journey. Today Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is pleased to announce a partnership between Powering Imagination and Seattle’s well-known Museum of Flight (the largest private air museum in the world) for future Lindbergh flights. The Museum will serve as Mission Control for Powering Imagination’s projects, including its flagship adventure: retracing the historic 1931 “North to the Orient” journey by Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh as they sought to develop air routes from the U.S. to Asia.

Medal to honor founding members’ World War II service

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – When the founding members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, risked life and limb to help protect the home front during the early days of World War II, they weren’t looking for recognition.

The Harbor Springs Airport KMGN (formerly D87) and the crystal blue water of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan.

If you have ever been to Harbor Springs, Michigan, no one needs to tell you what a beautiful and unforgettable location it is. That, and the vast array of activities, is  what makes it a celebrated tourist spot all year long. Harbor Springs Airport's colorful past, notable present and exciting future are all strongly linked to the areas popularity.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol has launched a website, “Our Congressional Gold Medal Journey,” that tells the story of its volunteer service during the early days of World War II.

Our new differential was received and is almost 2 pounds lighter than the previous one.  It is a limited slip type differential, which means it will allow cornering with tight turns, but if one tire starts to spin due to lack of traction (from ice or snow) then most of the power is transferred to the non spinning wheel.  We should be able to use this differential for all models including the Aurora and Trek versions.  On the initial test drive the handling was noticeably improved and we are looking forward to resuming slalom testing as soon as the pavement is dry.

McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced the FAA Certification of the McCauley Propeller Systems’ Blackmac Carbon Series constant speed composite propeller.

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Mexico, MO – Zenith recently shipped their 45th kit for a STOL CH 750 to China. Once they arrive in China, AGRHA Corporation, which operates kit assembly facilities in Nantong, Jiuangsu, Chongqing, Mianyang, Sichuan; Shenyang, Liaoning and Beijing, assembles the Zenith kits on a production line, fully assembling the aircraft to factory specifications that include the Rotax 912 ULS engine and Dynon SkyView avionics. They are then test flown and tweaked to perfection before delivery. Plans are to send them to flight schools around the country. They are very popular with student pilots.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Cols. Ralph Miller, Pacific Region deputy chief of staff for operations, and Warren Vest, former national finance officer, have been selected as the newest at-large members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors.