Aviation News

Snow in Arizona

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Flagstaff Arizona

Many visitors think that Arizona has an envious winter of 70 degrees. They are correct and rightfully jealous. But an Arizona winter is so much more.

Private aviation has opened the doors to places all over Arizona. With Sedona and Flagstaff a short flight north of the Valley, anyone can experience our winter wonderland. Read more


Business for Scottsdale Charter

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Bombardier Jet

The Scottsdale Airpark Business News recently featured Sawyer Aviation and the increased activity at the Scottsdale Airport from the 2011 Barrett Jackson collector-car auction. Sawyer President, Chad J. Verdaglio, explained a large amount of business is expected every year from this event making it one of the Scottsdale Airport’s busiest weeks.  Events such as Barrett Jackson and the Waste Management Phoenix Open bring national recognition and tourism dollars to the Scottsdale Airpark, Scottsdale and other valley businesses.

Many visitors will again flock to this desert oasis to enjoy the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Giving another boost to the Scottsdale Airpark and the whole Valley. Read more


Track Santa on his Christmas Eve journey

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NORAD will track Santa as he makes his long flight around the world in one night!

This world famous pilot has an even bigger team helping him out this Christmas. With some help from the FAA and NORAD, the elves are able to track Santa during his entire flight. Follow along and see when he is supposed to be in your country or state!

Follow Santa live! Hurry, he has already left!


Watch below for last years flight. Read more


NextGen helps Santa

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We had to share this exciting new development!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   December 20, 2010
Contact:   FAA Press Office
Phone:  202-267-3883

FAA Certifies Santa’s NextGen-Equipped Sleigh for Christmas Eve

WASHINGTON – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors at the North Pole certified Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh piloted by Santa Claus, for its Christmas Eve round-the-world delivery mission. Read more


This holiday season give the gift of flight!

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We all have that person on our gift list, who has an insatiable appetite for adventure or has been talking and dreaming about learning to fly.

This is your chance to be the hero and give them their first step or the ride of a lifetime! Read more


Sedona Red Rock Fantasy of Lights

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Sedona Red Rock Fantasy of Lights

Red Rock Fantasy has been a winter tradition for 20 years in Sedona, Arizona. What began as a light display at the Los Abrigados Resort & Spa has evolved into nearly one million lights with dozens of families creating their own displays. Lasting through the New Year, this festival will end with their “Lights Out” on Saturday, January 1, 2011. The festival is open every night (weather permitting) at 5pm and ends at 9pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 10pm (Friday & Saturday). Read more


The New Cessna Citation TEN

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Cessna Aircraft Co. has unveiled their newest runway model,
formerly the Cessna Citation “X.”

The Citation TEN

The Citation TEN is the culmination of research and technology. Read more


Scottsdale Hail Storm

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Footage of the hail storm on October 5th has been circulating all over YouTube with houses, cars and reporters caught on camera. We had our own camera rolling as the storm hit while we were here at the airport. Our footage covers the storm as it raged over the tarmac, obscuring our planes and 500 other aircraft caught unprotected.

The 70mph gusts whipped the palm trees about and the steady 50mph winds blew the hail almost horizontally. Read more


Sully Approach Chart

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As the two year anniversary nears of the “Miracle on the Hudson”, Jeppesen commemorated this event a little differently. Jeppesen has created and offered navigation informational products, services and software, for over 75 years. They are a subsidiary of Boeing, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Both are leaders in aviation.

Captain Chesley Sullenburger “Sully” and first officer Jeffrey Skiles were both presented with a humorous and humble gift recounting their actions and decisions during the Hudson River landing. Read more


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