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Arctic King Airs

Arctic King Airs

Air Inuit celebrates 40 years of service Nunavik is an immense arctic region of frozen tundra, snow forest, scenic mountains, rivers and lakes in the northern third of the province of Quebec, Canada. The 170,000-square-mile territory is north of the 55th parallel and inhabited by about 12,500 aboriginal people, the Inuit, who live in 14…

Maintenance Tip: Engine Split Rings Revisited

I’ve looked at a lot of King Airs in my day, and one of the things I always check is the split ring placement. Many times, I find them correctly installed on the engine exhaust port flange. But I still see some installed on the exhaust stack flange, and this is a big “no-no.” Back…

Aviation Issues: Undertaking LOC-I, New DC Air Space Requirements and FAA Authorization Bill Status

Meeting Set to Confront LOC-I On April 24, in Washington, D.C., the NTSB will meet with government and industry leaders as part of the government-industry collaborative effort to undertake loss of control in flight (LOC-I) in general aviation. The meeting will include representatives from the FAA, industry associations, flight schools and technology manufacturers who will…

Wichita’s Air Racing Legacy, Part 2

Wichita’s Air Racing Legacy, Part 2

Clyde V. Cessna once said, “Speed is the only reason for flying,” and from 1928-1932 Wichita’s grand patriarch of aviation backed up that claim by competing in air races that propelled the Cessna Aircraft Company to new heights of success. On September 5, 1928, 47 pilots prepared to depart Long Island’s Roosevelt Field on the…

Value Added: Garmin Increases Connext Wireless Cockpit Connectivity Portfolio

Value Added: Garmin Increases Connext Wireless Cockpit Connectivity Portfolio

Garmin International, Inc. recently announced an expanded Connext ecosystem that now includes the FltPlan.com website and the FltPlan Go app on Apple and Android mobile devices. With compatible Garmin avionics1, pilots can simply create a flight plan within the FltPlan.com website, share it within the FltPlan Go app and wirelessly transfer it to select avionics…

Value Added: ForeFlight 9.6 Now Available

The new version contains improvements in the following areas: Pack from Flights View for Better Workflow The Flights tab organizes flight planning into a logical and efficient workflow. And now you can Pack right from this view, ensuring you have the charts, weather, NOTAMs, and data needed for flight. Pack analyzes your route to determine…

Value Added: Stevens Aviation Adds AOG Techs, New Locations

Stevens Aviation has added five new technicians to its Rapid Response AOG team, increasing the company’s mobile force to more than 30 technicians. The company has also announced it has designated new AOG facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, starting May 1, bringing its total AOG locations to 13. The five new technicians added…

Value Added: Hampton Aviation Announced as Garmin Authorized Dealer

Value Added: Hampton Aviation Announced as Garmin Authorized Dealer

Hampton Aviation has been performing King Air inspections, repairs and modifications on all King Air models for many years, and since 2003 has been the premier King Air inspection and repairs facility for the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy. The maintenance facility’s capabilities include complete inspections, heavy structural repair and maintenance, spar replacement or…

Value Added: PWI Adds Shopping Cart for Easy Online Purchasing

PWI has announced that they have become one of the first aircraft lighting Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to offer an online shopping cart feature on their website. The online shopping cart gives customers the freedom to purchase PWI products 24/7 – patrons now can shop outside of traditional business hours and across international time zones,…