Monthly Archives: June 2019

So You Want To Be an Aviator? (What To Expect When You Start With Your Flying Lessons)

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -- Leonardo da Vinci
So you finally thought about earning your wings—good for you! Learning to fly is a very fulfilling endeavor, whether you decide to make a serious hobby of it earning your private pilot license (PPL) or making a career out of it later on. Maybe you and some friends decided to give flying a try one weekend, or maybe you’ve been a fan of flying since “Top Gun”. In any...

Helio Aircraft are About to Make a Comeback

Helio airplanes have an excellent track record of reliability and performance, having seen action in some of the harshest environments all around the world. Helios are widely known for their short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities, which means they don't need much in the way of runway for taking off and landing. The Helio brand has been around for years. The company started as The Koppen-Bollinger Aircraft Corporation in 1948, before being renamed as the Helio Aircraft Corporation in the 1950s. Despite its popularity as a steady workhorse, Helio ceased production of the Courier and Stallion aircraft in 1974. Although a few Couriers...

Piper Aircraft Reports “Exceptional Year” for 2018 Production and Sales

General aviation aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft reported a jump in both aircraft deliveries and billings in 2018. Piper reported in a news release with TCPalm that in 2018, there was an increase of 48% in aircraft deliveries and a 38% increase in billings to $262.6 million. The forecast for the coming years is generally optimistic, as the company has its highest employment level since the 2008 recession and continues to push production and sales further to cover its backlog and meet increased demand. Piper Aircraft’s Archer class of trainers is a favorite among beginner pilots as a modern and reliable aircraft for both...

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