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Rotor-Tech Acquired by Advanced Composite Structures

Advanced Composite Structures (ACS), a leading provider of rotor blade and composite structure repair technologies for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, has announced it has acquired Rotor-Tech International.

The purchase of Rotor-Tech International, based in Stockton, Calif., further expands ACS's share in the North American helicopter market.  This acquisition follows on the successful launch of two Rotor Blade Repair Service Centers with the signing of a Technical Support agreement in 2010 with the Oceania Group based in Auckland, New Zealand and the establishment in 2012 of ACS-Florida based in Sanford, Fla. "The combination of Rotor-Tech International with our experience and proprietary tools and processes will provide our customers with significantly improved service offerings," said Bruce Anning, vice president of technical operations for ACS.

ACS will leverage Rotor-Tech's existing staff and operations as the base on which significant additional capabilities will be added.  "The integration of the ACS group of companies will take place quickly during 2015.  Our customers will receive superior quality services and can expect an expanding range of services as the process is completed," said James Anning, president of ACS.

For more information about ACS visit our website: www.acs-composites.com.

For more information please contact:

Bruce Anning,

Vice President of Technical Operations

Advanced Composite Structures

43 Muir Road

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Phone: 204-982-6565 | Fax: 204-982-6555

Email: banning@acs-composites.com



Rainbow Flying Service in Moses Lake

Cell Number 509-750-2327

We Specialize in Aeronca,Citabria,Scout and Decathlons

Not Only do we Repair,but we Sell these Great Aircraft !

Rainbow Flying Service specializes in the repairing rebuilding and maintenance of Citabria, Aeronca, Scout and Decathalon Aircraft. We have a large supply of salvage and surplus parts for these aircraft.

Rainbow Flying Service received Parts Manufactures Approval (PMA) for our new design wing SPAR for the 7 and 11 Series Airplanes and the 8 GCBC Scout. These spars are STC'd and FAA approved They are now available to order for Citabria, Aeronca, Champion, and Bellanca.

Use of this new spar will not preclude the inspection requirements of AD 2000-25-02 which presently applies to the Citabrias, Scouts and Decathlons and some Aeroncas. For all of the airplanes with the original spars we strongly recommend an Inspection Hole Kit that we designed. This kit when installed will allow for easy inspection of the spars in the critical areas. Two inspection holes are created in the top of each wing with caps that are flush secure and sealable. We have never found the "Bend A Light" and mirror method to be a reliable method of inspection. The solution to this is to install Rainbow Flying Service's top Inspection Kit that can be installed without fabric replacement or any time that a spar is replaced or wing recovered. This will make subsequent annual spar inspection easy to do.

For all you Piper Cub J3 and Taylorcraft guys we manufacture replacement wood spars.

We also have a STC and PMA for the fuselage Formers and floorboards. These are made with 5 ply Birch plywood and are water jet cut by computer. They come to you varnished.

We also carry stringers, and the cabin top (greenhouse) wood.

F-35 Packs a Punch

AIN Online // July 13, 2016

The F-35 is sleek and stealthy, thanks to internally-carried weapons, but that limits the operational payload and the jet’s air-to-ground capability, correct? To some extent, that is true, but here’s an alternative view. “It’s a bomb truck, capable of carrying 14,000 pounds–that’s 3,000 pounds more than my F-18s,” said Lt. General Jon Davis, head of aviation for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).

In fact, the F-35 has seven external weapons stations (see diagram). Their use is not part of the initial operating capability (IOC) for either the USMC F-35Bs or the U.S. Air Force F-35As. But a total of nine weapons are being qualified on the Lightning II as part of the system design and development contract that ends next year. More will likely be integrated in a follow-on contract for Block 4 software and capabilities, which has not yet been fully finalized.

Since Raytheon is the premier provider of weapons for the F-35 Lightning II, it’s not surprising to find a graphic display of them on the wall of the company’s pavilion here at the Farnborough Airshow. A half-scale rendering shows an AIM-120 Amraam air-to-air missile on the door of an internal weapons bay. Nestled within the bay are four SDB (small diameter bomb) IIs, the second version of this weapon and the first in the world to offer a tri-mode seeker (GPS, MMW IR, and laser). A GBU-12 laser-guided 500-pound Paveway II bomb, and an AIM-9X air-to-air missile, are shown on external pylons.

Three of these four Raytheon weapons are being qualified now, but SDB II would not come until Block 4—although it is at the top of Lt. Gen. Davis’ wish list. The SDB I made by Boeing and offering only GPS guidance, will be available on F-35As next year. Boeing also provides the GPS-guided GBU-31 and GBU-32 bombs that are already being carried internally by F-35s. The former is a 2,000-pound weapon whereas the latter is 1,000 pounds. The F-35B has smaller internal weapons bays that can only accommodate the GBU-32 (and the GBU-12).

To read the full article, visit AIN Online's website

Highlights from the 2016 Farnborough Airshow

Boeing in Washington Newsletter
Farnborough Dream Comes True
Farnborough Dream Comes TrueThe flying display of the new ANA 787-9 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow was a special moment for the airline and crew.

Farnborough: Flights of Wonder
Farnborough: Flights of WonderBoeing celebrates 100 years with a special pavilion showcasing the company's history and future.

A Chief Pilot's Perspective of the 737 MAX Flying Display
A Chief Pilot's Perspective of the 737 MAX Flying Display The 737 MAX Chief Pilot explains how the crew positions the airplane to best show off its operational capabilities and efficiencies.

737 MAX and P-8 Star at the Show's First Day

737 MAX and P-8 Star at the Show's First DayThe airshow debut of the 737 MAX and major agreements for the United Kingdom to acquire P-8 and Apache aircraft marked a busy first day at the Farnborough International Airshow outside London.

Fort Wayne Open House/Airshow 2016

September 10-11, 2016; Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Open House Airshow 2016

122nd FW/Fort Wayne ANG Airshow
3005 Ferguson Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46809-3158
United States of America


USAF Thunderbirds
Billy Werth Airshows, LLC
Tora Tora Tora
Special Operations Command - The Para-Commandos
Skip Stewart Airshows
Olivers SkyDancer
Kent Pietsch Airshows (Pietsch Airshows)
A-10 Thunderbolt
DAV Flight Team
CAF Red Tail Squadron
Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc.

For final agenda visit: https://www.fwairshow.com/event-schedule.php

Wings Over Watsonville 2016

September 3, 2016;Watsonville, California

Wings Over Watsonville is a 1 day event being held at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, California. This event showcases an Aircraft & Flight show, historic & antique aircraft, Food vendors, Aerial demonstration, People's choice awards and much more etc. in the Railway, Shipping & Aviation Products industry.

Wings Over Watsonville 2016

USAF Thunderbirds Display Highlights

A highlight reel of the Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds performing at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show. 
Be sure to check out the website for the show here: http://www.bcballoons.com/air-show

Wings & Warbirds Over Port Clinton Air Show 2016

August 27-28, 2016; Port Clinton, Ohio

2016 Wings & Warbirds Over Port Clinton Promo

This is the most fun and unique air show around where Radio Controlled aircraft and Full Scale aircraft share the same skies! If you are an aviation buff, then you have to make it to this show. We cover every spectrum of aviation! The only air show of its kind in the Nation!

The 2016 Wings & Warbirds Air Show will feature REDLINE AIRSHOWS RV-8 Aerobatic demonstration and Brett Hunter with his Magnum Pitts Aerobatic demo. Also announced for 2016's lineup will be all day Radio Controlled action with Saturday Pyro show, Huey Cobra and Bell Huey Rides, Scenic Helicopter tours, WWII T-6 Fighter Trainer Rides, WWII Aircraft and MORE Full scale Military Displays with fly-by's!

For every purchase of a General Admission ticket to the air show, the Wings & Warbirds Over Port Clinton will donate a portion of the ticket price to The Fisher House Foundation For Military families in need! You get the fun and excitement of an air show with a great sense of pride for supporting our wounded troops and their families.

Website:  http://www.rcwarbirdsopc.com/

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Capabilities

New Flight Demonstration Video

Boeing, ANA Highlight 787-9 Dreamliner Capabilities in New Flight Demonstration Video

Airplane will perform at 2016 Farnborough International Airshow

EVERETT, Wash., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today released the 2016 787-9 Dreamliner Flight Demonstration video. The same ANA airplane is scheduled to perform demonstration flights July 11-13 at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, United Kingdom.

Capt. Randy Neville, Capt. Van Chaney and Capt. John Misuradze, Boeing test pilots, conducted the flight in Moses Lake, Wash. The video offers a preview of the planned air show technical demonstration, as well as additional maneuvers to showcase the airplane's performance and capabilities. These include:

    High-banking turns that show wing flex
    Side-to-side movements to demonstrate roll authority and handling characteristics

ANA made history by becoming the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner and makes history again by becoming the first Japanese airline to take part in a demonstration flight at a major international airshow. The airplane is specially marked with decals prominently featuring Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms, two iconic symbols of Japan.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the 787 family of super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. The 787-9 flies more passengers and cargo farther with the same exceptional environmental efficiency: 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace.

Through June 2016, 571 orders have been placed for the 787-9 by 38 customers worldwide. This airplane, scheduled to deliver later this month, will become ANA's 13th 787-9, and the 49th member of ANA's 787 fleet. ANA is the largest operator of the 787 Dreamliner.

Airshow Schedule http://www.boeing.com/media/farnborough2016/index.page
Boeing 787 Information http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787

Wings Over Vermont Airshow

August 13-14, 2016; Burlington, Vermont

2016 Air Show - Free Two-Day Airshow - August 13 & 14 - Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Vermont Air National Guard

WOV 2016

The Wings Over Vermont Airshow presented by Revision is being produced by the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation.

Scheduled for August 13 & 14, 2016, Wings Over Vermont will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Vermont Air National Guard. Additionally, the Foundation will show our gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices made by Vermont’s veterans by hosting this free event in their honor. The air show is sure to inspire future aviators with an exciting array of aircraft, world renowned aerobatic performers and historic aircraft that will thrill fans of all ages.

No place captures the magic of aviation like an air show. The public’s long standing fascination with aviation attracts a broad cross section of the consuming public for extended afternoons of safe, wholesome affordable family fun.

The 2016 Wings Over Vermont Air Show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds together with some of the finest military and civilian performers in the nation. The air show committee is in the final stages of securing an all-star lineup of world class acrobatic performers for the 2016 air show. Once confirmed, performers and schedules will appear on the Wings Over Vermont website, www.WingsOverVermont.org.

The air show promises to be one of the largest free events in Vermont and is expected to attract visitors from across New England and parts of Canada. Public interest in the air show could result in a crowd size exceeding 40,000 people each day which will provide a tremendous economic impact to the region. Proceeds from the air show will benefit the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, Camp Takumta, and other local charities.