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Cessna Announces 2016 Top Hawk Universities

Cessna Aircraft launched the second year of its Top Hawk university program, announcing this week its 2016 participants: Kent State University, LeTourneau University, Purdue University and Westminster College. Each school will receive a new Cessna 172 in February to support flight training, recruiting, and promotional activities throughout the year.
Source: avwebCessna Announces 2016 Top Hawk Universities

Boeing's Newest 737 Jet Completes First Flight

Boeing’s 737 MAX completed its first flight Friday, beginning the next test phase for the latest version of the flagship jet. Boeing says the flight went well and the aircraft is on schedule for deliveries to start in 2017. The airliner departed from Renton, Washington Friday morning and, during a circuitous route over the state, reached 25,000 feet before landing at nearby Boeing Field in Seattle.
Source: avwebBoeing's Newest 737 Jet Completes First Flight

General Dynamics’ Gulfstream Gets $112M Aircraft Logistics Support Contract Extension

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary will continue to provide logistics support for the C-20 and C-37 fleet of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy under a $111.6 million contract modification. The Defense Department said …
Source: bingGeneral Dynamics’ Gulfstream Gets 2M Aircraft Logistics Support Contract Extension

Picture of the day: Love at first flight

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American traveler and pilot Brian Ogilvie rented a Cessna 172M while on vacation in the Philippines in November 2010. On this occasion he invited his companion on a flight, taking off from Clark Airfield in Papanga, Philippines.

Upon landimg they took this picture to commemorate the wonderful visit and trip. Brian and Evelyn married two years later and now happily live in the United States and frequently enjoy the privilage of flying for the fun of it.

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Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPicture of the day: Love at first flight

Wanted: Pilot Tips on … Flight Training

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Source: http://generalaviationnews.comWanted: Pilot Tips on … Flight Training

Cessna announces 2016 Top Hawk University Partners

Four Schools To Receive A New Skyhawk In February For Training Cessna Aircraft Company has announced the partner universities selected for its 2016 Top Hawk program. Kent State University, LeTourneau University, Purdue University and Westminster College will each take delivery of a new, custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft in February to support flight training, recruiting efforts and promotional activities at their respective universities throughout the year.
Source: aero newsCessna announces 2016 Top Hawk University Partners

Lufthansa, DJI Sign Deal To Develop Commercial Drones

Lufthansa Aerial Services, part of the German conglomerate that owns Europe’s major airline, has stepped up its stake in the drone business. The company this week signed a deal with Chinese drone maker DJI to develop unmanned aircraft for a number of commercial purposes, such as inspecting railroads and airport runways.
Source: avwebLufthansa, DJI Sign Deal To Develop Commercial Drones