Mark Phelps

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FBO Veteran Michael Dolphin Flies West

Mike Dolphin was particularly well known in New York-area aviation circles.

Correction

EAA AirVenture coverage contained erroneous information on the restoration of 'That's All Brother.'

AirVenture 2019

The past, present, and future appeared together at the GA mecca
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Safety

Phoenix East Offers Latam Students Flying Start

With a fleet of Diamond and Cessna trainers, Daytona Beach, Florida-based Phoenix East Aviation has been in business since 1972.
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Aircraft

RDD Enterprises Wants to Upgrade Amateur-built Hot Rod

Three experienced GA veterans have a business plan built on completing 10 airplanes per year.
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Avionics

Aspen Drives Price Down With Painless Upgrades

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Aspen believes avionics should be able to grow with a pilot's needs.
Aircraft

Light Aircraft Group Optimistic on Coming Rule Changes

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association leader told journalists he sees good news on the horizon for LSAs.

Hartzell Brings Newly STC'd Props to AirVenture

Ohio propeller manufacturer Hartzell is showing two fresh approvals for Cessna and American Champion models.
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Aircraft

Piper Counting Its Blessings from Pilot Demand

With demand for pilots on the upswing, Piper is sitting pretty as the top trainer producer
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Freshly Restored 1928 Gipsy Moth New to AirVenture

Restored by an enthusiast in upstate New York, the vintage biplane has a colorful history
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Redbird Making It Easier To Earn Instrument Ticket

Redbird's GIFT Instrument program helps students progress more smoothly.

ForeFlight Offering New Sentry Mini Receiver at AirVenture

The latest entry to the Sentry family offers a wealth of functionality for $299.
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Garmin Adds GNC GPS/comm to Product Line

Garmin's newest navigator packs a lot of performance and features into a modern package
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AirVenture Gets Off to a Stormy Start

Violent weather kept aircraft hunkered down enroute and soaked the grounds in the days leading up to EAA's annual festival.
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Traffic Lags, but Bizav Still Humming in Dog Days

The overall pace is expected to pick up after Labor Day as we head toward the NBAA convention in October.

FedEx Steps Up To Support Grieving Family

Teen with ambition to become a FedEx pilot dies in crash, but achieves her goal another way.
Regulations and Government

FAA Emergency Order Renders Iran Airspace a No-fly Zone

Following the Iranian shootdown of a large U.S. surveillance UAV, the FAA has prohibited operations in the Persian Gulf region
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Training and Workforce

AIN's Thurber Takes Top Aerospace Journalism Award

AIN editor-in-chief Matt Thurber has won the Aerospace Media Award for Safety Training & Simulation
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Sparfell Tells the Aerion Story at EBACE

The Geneva-based sales representative for Aerion has some hot prospects in line
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Embraer Celebrates E195-E2's Certification Triumvirate

Touting its performance and efficiency advantage, Embraer is bullish on prospects for its latest E-Jet.
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Aircraft

International Panel To Convene on Max 8 Certification Probe

In an unusual move, the FAA has formed a Joint Authorities Technical Review involving a global collection of aviation authorities.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Settles In at Macon; Adjusts to a New Identity

With its 48,000-sq-ft facility now in play, Stevens Aerospace and Defense is on the right path in Macon
Airports

Alabama Airport Suffers Major Tornado Damage

Two jets were destroyed as a tornado plowed through Eufaula, Alabama airport.
FBOs

Grand Rapids Airport To Get a Second FBO

Avfuel's Avflight division will develop and operate the new five-acre campus
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Airports

NetJets Donates $1.2 Million to OSU Airport Improvement

The fractional giant has long supported the airport at its headquarters city
FBOs

European Operator ASL Adds FBO Services

With sister company JetNetherlands, the company has opened its doors to outside operators
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Ahead to the Past; New Supersonics Press for a Concorde Remix

With solid backing from Gold Seal partners, Aereon Aerospace is throttling up its AS2 program
FBOs

Mototok Helps Optimize Hangar Space

Electronic computerized tug maker Mototok can increase available hangar space by the equivalent of 40 percent.
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Regulations and Government

IBAC Highlights Industry Outreach Efforts

The International Business Aviation Council wants industry companies and operators to know it is here to help.

MEBAA 2018 Closes on an Up Beat

MEBAA founding and executive chairman Ali Alnaqbi has a strong vision for future growth.
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