Copilot of the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt had reportedly complained about the aircraft's condition

A civil aviation ministry statement said the plane’s wreckage was found in the Hassana area some 70 kilometers (44 miles) south of the city of el-Arish, in the general area of northern … damaged sky blue tail of the aircraft, with the Metrojet logo …
Source: bingCopilot of the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt had reportedly complained about the aircraft's condition

43rd Copperstate Fly-In sees good weather, solid crowds

1937 Waco YKS-7

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The 43rd Annual Copperstate Fly-In, held Oct. 22-24, is in the books. According to fly-in president Steve Bass, “the weather was the best we have experienced in years with lower temperatures and light winds.”

Further, Saturday’s fly-in attendance pushed aircraft into the overflow GA parking and “the showplane ramps were close to full.”

For 2016, Copperstate will become a two-day (Friday-Saturday) event. The results from aircraft judging can be seen below and on the Copperstate website.

1937 Waco YKS-7

Grand Champion Restoration: 1937 Waco YKS-7, William Wold, Casa Grande, Ariz.


Grand Champion Custom Built: Vans RV-10, Rodney Jarrell, Phoenix, Ariz.

Reserve Grand Champion Custom Built: Vans RV-7, Stephen Olejnik, San Diego, Calif.

Grand Champion Restoration: 1937 Waco YKS-7, William Wold, Casa Grande, Ariz.

Reserve Grand Champion Restoration: 1946 Globe Swift GC-1B, Karl Johanson, San Diego, Calif.

Custom Built Metal:

(1st Place) Vans RV-10, Rodney Jarrell, Phoenix, Ariz.;

(2nd Place) Vans RV-7, Stephen Olejnik, San Diego, Calif.

Custom Built Composite:

(1st Place) Long-EZE, David Devere, Parker, Colo.;

(2nd Place) Arion Lightning, John Drane, Laveen, Ariz.

Custom Built Best Tube and Fabric: Just Aircraft JA-30, Hutch Hudgens, Helena, Mont.

Best Wood: BY-20 MiniCab, John Toddhunter, Hemet, Calif.

Best Plans Built: Long-EZE – David Devere, Parker, Colo.


(1st Place) 1954 Cessna 170B, Wiley Moreman, Wilcox, Ariz.;

(2nd Place) 1946 Funk B85C, Keith Olsen, Scottsdale, Ariz.


(1st Place) 1956 Cessna 182A, James Kavanaugh, Gilbert, Ariz.;

(2nd Place) 1960 Beechcraft M35, Dale Rhodes, Aztec, N.M.

Best Antique: 1937 Waco YKS-7, William Wold, Casa Grande, Ariz.


(1st Place) NA-50/P-64 (1952 CC&F Harvard MK-IV Conversion), Jeff Pino, Chandler, Ariz.;

(2nd Place) 1943 Boeing B75N1, J.T. Stewart, Phoenix, Ariz.

Best Cessna Showplane – sponsored by Cessna Flyer Magazine: 1954 Cessna 170B, Wiley Moreman, Wilcox, Ariz.

Best Piper Showplane – sponsored by Piper Flyer Magazine: 1958 Piper PA 24-250, Anthony Moretti, Deming, N.M.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.com43rd Copperstate Fly-In sees good weather, solid crowds

Dauntless to celebrate Aviation Day

Photo by John Willhoff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing will fly its rare SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber at Aviation Day Nov. 7, at Page Field.

The meticulously restored World War II aircraft will offer rides for sale throughout the event, which is hosted by the Lee County Transportation Authority.


The Dauntless Dive bomber is the only U.S. combat aircraft to fight from the beginning of World War II until the end. This aircraft type sunk four Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, which helped turn the tide of the Pacific war after the disaster at Pearl Harbor. The SBD, considered the most destructive air weapon of the U.S. Navy, sank more than 300,000 tons of enemy ships in World War II.

This SBD Dauntless is one of only two left flying in the world today. Click here to book a ride in advance.

Photo by John WillhoffThe SBD Dive Bomber is one of five featured aircraft at this year’s event, in addition to a North American B-25J Mitchell, a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and a Douglas DC-3.

Aviation Day is an annual community event hosted by the Lee County Port Authority with the purpose of increasing awareness of its airports – Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY).

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comDauntless to celebrate Aviation Day

Flying Expo returns to Palm Springs next year

Lift Event Management Parade Of Planes

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The second annual FLYING Aviation Expo, featuring a parade of planes and a host of seminars and hands-on demonstrations, wrapped up the three-day event with thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts in attendance. The event, organized and produced by Lift Event Management in affiliation with FLYING magazine, will return Oct. 13-15, 2016.

Kicking off this year’s expo was the Parade of Planes on Thursday, Oct. 15, with more than 42 aircraft taxiing from the airport to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Parade of PlanesThe show floor featured 135 aviation and lifestyle companies, including Scheyden, Cirrus Aircraft, SkyRunner, Pilatus, Cessna, AVEX (TBM) Garmin, Foreflight, Chandelle Winery, and others. Also present on the show floor were new cars such as Tesla and a Helio helicopter on display.

The most popular seminars included learning from military pilots on how to prioritize tasks in a task-saturated environment and hearing from a fighter pilot on how to avoid TFRs. In total, there were more than 60 panel discussions and seminars during the three-day Expo.

Show officials also noted $10,000 was raised in a Silent Auction to benefit Angel Flight West and Able Flight.


Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlying Expo returns to Palm Springs next year

Flite Line Services joins Paragon Network

Flite Line Services, at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF), will become the first Canadian member of the Paragon Network on Nov. 1.

Flite Line, in operation since 1995, has more than 36,000 square feet of hangar space that can accommodate up to a Boeing 737-200. It also features a Canadian customs warehouse on-site.

In addition to the customary amenities, the FBO boasts a billiards room, a full boardroom facility, and a pilot supply store.

The Paragon Network is made up of  independent FBOs.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlite Line Services joins Paragon Network