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ARIZONA AIR CRAFTSMAN ENGINE SEMINAR
Arizona Air-Craftsman, Inc., located in Prescott, will be conducting an engine seminar on June 30th starting at 10am. It will be devoted to providing valuable information to the aircraft owner/operator and cover important issues such as AD's, service bulletins, what an owner can do on his own engine and many other vital issues of interest to anyone who flies or owns an aircraft.
There will be fun, food and prizes. Bring your spouse and make a day of it in beautiful Prescott.
Seating will be limited so be sure to register on our web site at www.air-craftsman.com and click on the Seminar icon on the upper right section of the home page. Everyone who registers on their web site will be entered in a special drawing for some great prizes. You can also call 1-800-764-6149 to register.
NEW, 21st CENTURY CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
Tucson, AZ based CO Guardian, LLC has introduced a new carbon monoxide detector. CO Guardian uses a patent-pending technology to compensate for changes in an airplane due to temperature and humidity. The detector has three warning systems: audio, digital and numeric, for escalating or dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the cabin. For more info, visit www.coguardian.com or call 800-639-7139.
CUTTER AVIATION INC. TO HOLD LAND OF ENCHANTMENT AIRCRAFT EXPO
Cutter Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce they will be hosting the Land of Enchantment Aircraft Expo on Saturday, July 14, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibiting will be several avionics and aircraft manufacturers, aircraft parts suppliers, finance and insurance businesses, along with other high-quality companies to discuss their products and services.
Festivities will include exhibits and static displays, snacks and refreshments, as well as door prizes. Lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Cutters Albuquerque facility located at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). The address is 2502 Clark Carr Loop SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
For Additional Information & RSVP, contact Kelly Axelsen, 602-267-4095.
NEW MEXICO AVIATION CONFERENCE
The New Mexico Aviation Conference will take place June 7-9 in Albuquerque at the Wyndham Hotel. Sponsored by the NM State Aviation Division and the NM Municipal League, the conference will feature presentations and exhibits as well as an AOPA Town Hall Meeting with Phil Boyer. The weekend will finish off with the New Mexico Pilot Bash at Eclipse Aviation. For info, call 505-476-0937.
AUTOMATED WEATHER SENSORS INSTALLED AT WILLIAMS GATEWAY AIRPORT
Williams Gateway Airport (IWA) recently commissioned its Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), enabling 24-hour automated collection and dissemination of airport weather data.
The suite of the weather sensors provides real-time information on sky conditions, visibility, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, dew point, altimeter setting, density altitude and wind gusts to air traffic controllers. This information is also available to the National Weather Service System hourly, assisting meteorologists and flight dispatchers in developing area weather forecasts.
The public can also call and listen to current weather reports at IWA by dialing 480-988-9428. In the near future, local observations will also be available at: www.flywga.org. For more info, please contact Casey Denny at: 480-988-3633.
FOURTH ANNUAL HIGH COUNTRY WARBIRDS DISPLAY
The Air Museum Planes of Fame Grand Canyon will host its Fourth Annual High Country Warbirds Display at the Valle-Grand Canyon Airport, Arizona over the weekend of June 23-24, 2001. Now in its sixth year of operation in Arizona, the Valle-Grand Canyon Airport facility is a division of the Air Museum Planes of Fame which is headquartered in Chino, California. A new 31,000 square foot display facility is being completed for The Air Museum at the Valle-Grand Canyon Airport and the museums general manager, Bob Reed, hopes to have the new building completed in time for this years air display.
For more information, call 520-635-1000 or visit www.planesoffame.org.
GROEN BROTHERS AVIATION RECEIVES THREE YEAR $50 MILLION FINANCING COMMITMENT
Groen Brothers Aviation, the developer and manufacturer of the Hawk 4 Gyroplane, announced that it has received a binding commitment from an institutional investor to provide up to $50 million in equity financing.
GBA President and CEO, David Groen, said, The process of developing a new, FAA Type Certified aircraft and bringing it into the marketplace is a large puzzle with many complex pieces necessary to complete the picture. The final piece for us is sufficient funding. We believe that this funding package is that final piece.
For more info, call 801-973-0177 or visit www.gbagyros.com.
CHEYENNE MODIFICATION CENTER, INC. OPENS IN UTAH
There is a new aircraft modification company in Provo, Utah. The new company, Aircraft Restoration Company, has developed several new designs intended to bring older, more reliable airframes to the forefront of todays technology. By installing new and more powerful engines, matching propellers and redeveloping weaker, antiquated systems, ARC is keeping up with the pace of advancements being made in propulsion systems.
Cheyenne Modification Center, Inc. is the sales and marketing arm for the Cheyenne series airplanes modified by ARC. The companys next project is to improve the King Air 90 turbo-prop airplanes with the same types of modification improvements successfully developed for the Cheyenne. Contact ARC at 801-373-7524 or visit www.arcmods.com for more.
NEW AVIATION & TRAVEL GUIDE FOR THE WESTERN U.S.
The new Western U.S. Pilots Guide is filled with spectacular color photography of a select group of airports, regions and resorts in the eleven Western states. This unique Pilots Guide helps you discover the best in the West, both on and off the beaten path. It covers great flying destinations from the wilderness strips of Idaho to the spectacular Grand Canyon to major city airports such as San Diego, Scottsdale and Las Vegas. The Guide describes whats distinctive about each place and provides information about sightseeing and recreational activities.
The Western U.S. Pilots Guide is $34.95. For more info, contact Pilot Publishing at 800-521-2120.
AVIAT AIRCRAFT ADDS TO LIST OF OPTIONS FOR NEW HUSKYS
Aviat Aircraft has made a number of new options available to pilots taking delivery of a new Husky in 2001. In addition to four new paint schemes, the Husky A-1B can also be ordered with a landing light embedded into the leading edge of the right wing. An aft storage compartment access door is available on the right side of the aircraft, in addition to or in place of the left side access door.
The rear seat can be made to fold down and can be removed entirely. Instrument panels have been redesigned to accept the Garmin 530. For more info, contact Aviat at 307-885-3151 or visit www.aviataircraft.com.
AOPA URGES BUSH TO PROHIBIT CLOSURE OF BACKCOUNTRY AIRSTRIPS
AOPA is urging the Bush administration to reverse course and protect backcountry airstrips. That in response to the administration's FAA budget proposal that would delete an AOPA-supported provision prohibiting the use of federal funds to close backcountry airstrips.
AOPA sent letters to Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman requesting that the administration review its position.
AOPA is "interested in the preservation of existing backcountry landing strips as a matter of safety," AOPA President Phil Boyer wrote.
Boyer reiterated that through the years federal land management agents have closed airstrips without prior notification or input from the states or pilots. "This type of situation represents a grave danger to pilots who fly over mountainous terrain and depend upon airstrips for emergency landings."
AOPA also asked the secretaries to support the Backcountry Landing Strip Access Act (S.681/H.R. 1363), reintroduced in Congress by Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Representative Butch Otter (R-Idaho). Both AOPA-backed bills block efforts by federal agencies to restrict or arbitrarily prohibit general aviation's use of backcountry airstrips by requiring approval from state aviation officials before closing landing sites on federal land.
To find out more, visit www.aopa.org.
HANGAR-25 AIR FAIR
The Hangar-25 Air Fair will take place in Big Spring, Texas on June 16. Admission is free. Military aircraft will be on display and the museum will be open all day. Call 915-264-1999 for more information.
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