Monday, July 2, 2012

Tweed-New Haven (KHVN), New Haven, Connecticut: Airport launches flight tracking feature

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on Monday launched a new Web site with flight tracking to meet the demands of its growing customer base.

The new allows customers to price flights and tack flights throughout the world. The site relaunch also comes with a new logo and mobile applications for the Web.

Tweed is served several times a day by U.S. Airways Express, flying connecting flights to Philadelphia. The airport is trying to grown its awareness in the community, touting its convenience to downtown New Haven.

Last year, Tweed had its second busiest year ever, growing 11 percent over 2010 to 39,791 passengers. The increase marked the third annual increase in the number of passengers using the airport. The record was set in 2005.


Cirrus Aircraft Pilots and Owners to kick-off Migration Event

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Owners and pilots of Cirrus Aircraft's "SR" series aircraft, along with their families, will arrive in Duluth early this week to kick off the 10th annual Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's Migration Event. 

The event is expected to take off on July 5th.

Aviation Author to sign book at July 4 Fly-In Breakfast

This book is a memoir of a unique aviation career that included a stint as an F-4 Phantom pilot in the Far East, 10 years as a Learjet private jet charter pilot flying the rich-and-famous, and 22 years as a Boeing 727 captain for many airlines. He travelled to 44 countries in a 36-year career and his book is full of aviation anecdotes and stories from many of these 44 countries. Ace will have copies of his books for sale and signing.

The Penn Yan Flying Club Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast is held rain or shine at the club’s clubhouse,  a big red barn at 2487 Bath Road south of Penn Yan ; serving from 6:30 to11:30 a.m.

Along with watching the arriving and departing aircraft, patrons are entertained by live music, exhibits and more. Rides in planes and helicopters will be available. For more about the Flying Club, visit the website.

Service Credit Union Boston-Portsmouth Air Show: Event organizers mull plans for future air shows

PORTSMOUTH — There is one thing that many attendees of the Service Credit Union Boston-Portsmouth Air Show said they want: more

This weekend’s aerobatic extravaganza was the third in a three-year agreement between organizers to hold an air show at Portsmouth International Airport on the Pease International Tradeport. Faced with the prospect of seeing Seacoast skies filled with stunt planes, remarkably loud fighter jets and other flying daredevils for the last time, those in attendance sent a clear message to organizers.

“I think we should certainly do it. Why not keep it going? This is where kids are having a lot of fun,” said Jeffrey Cogar Jr., 10, of Somersworth.

If it were up to the thousands of kids who watched the spectacle this weekend, the air show would be, at a minimum, an annual event.

“I think they should keep on going,” said Brandon Miano, 12, who drove with his family six and a half hours from Hannibal, N.Y., to see the show before spending the week at Lake Winnipesaukee. “There’s always (people) who have never seen it before. I hope everyone gets a chance to see this someday.”

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Program offering at Hinds Community College Rankin campus

PEARL, Mississippi –    Hinds Community College is adding an aviation technology program to the Commercial Aviation D.

The program, to be offered at the Rankin County campus in Pearl, will lead to an associate of applied science degree.

Hinds officials say the school was encouraged to develop training programs that will prepare people for non-flying positions.

Official say graduates will be prepared for national certification in airport operations, aviation security technology and air traffic control.

Hinds already offers programs in aviation maintenance, commercial aviation and avionics at its John Bell Williams Airport and air traffic control at the Rankin campus.