Category Archives: Aircrafts

Aviation students get Cessna plane to work on

Cessna aircraft utilized by students in aviation mechanics program for hands-on learning Aircraft enthusiasts and pilots often wonder how the mechanics who are responsible for maintaining their aircraft acquire the training and knowledge that it takes for one to be able to work on such huge machines. And last month for pupils at the Houston County Career Academy, the way these future mechanics were preparing for the job involved disassembling the parts of a Cessna 150 in order to learn their placement and be able to correctly identify them. Thanks to a temporary loan from the Alabama Aviation College of...

Textron Aviation Stops Cessna TTx Production

American airplane manufacturer Textron Aviation ceased the production of the Cessna 400, also known as Cessna TTx, flyingmag.com reports. The aircraft has since been taken down from the website, and is no longer available for purchase. The Cessna TTx started in 2004, birthed by Columbia Aircraft as the Columbia 400, then renamed and sold to the market as Cessna TTx Model T240. Flying Magazine reports that sales for the TTx has allegedly been lackluster, despite introducing several improvements to match its closest single-piston competitor, the Cirrus SR22. Despite letting the TTx fall off production, Textron Aviation plans to expand its workforce, as...

Teen Flies Aircraft Solo

Jim Ballard has trained many eager students with dreams of flying as a Federal Aviation Administration-certified instructor of JB Flight Services in Carlsbad. However, training sixteen year old Payson Norton to solo fly a 260 horsepower Piper Comanche PA24 was a unique experience. "It was a really cool feeling, the feeling of freedom," Norton said. "The only thing that was going through my mind was he (instructor Jim Ballard) wasn't in the left seat and I needed to get...

Piper Aircraft Appoints New Vice President

Piper Aircraft hires industry veteran as new VP of International and Direct Sales Industry veteran, Drew McEwen, has been appointed as Piper Aircraft’s new Vice President of International and Direct Sales. In this new position he will lead the company’s global and factory direct sales efforts for the fleet, trainer, and special mission aircraft sales. Other areas of interest for McEwen will include growing Piper Aircraft’s trainer business and improving the international distribution network. Piper Aircraft is an aviation manufacturer with a rich history. In 1937 Mr. Piper introduced the first Piper Cub, an American lightweight aircraft with a simple design and...

Cessna Aircraft Adds Training Schools

Cessna aircraft has always been synonymous with flight training and for good reason, as this small, piston powered aircraft is ideal for students learning how to pilot a plane due to it’s forgiving flight characteristics and slow landing speed. The fact that Cessna planes are the ultimate training aircraft is reflected also in the record growth that Cessna Pilot Center-affiliated flight schools experienced in 2016, as reported by Textron Aviation. An increase in the number of Cessna experienced and certified pilots is a positive indication of growth in the flight training industry. The 24...

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