Demand for Airline Pilots Set to Soar

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Terrific article by Charisse Jone from USA Today.

For as long as he can remember, Costas Sivyllis has dreamed of becoming a pilot.

“There was no specific moment,” says Sivyllis, 20, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “I’ve grown up my whole life knowing this was it.”

Sivyllis hardly could have picked a better time to enter his chosen profession, and he knows it. “I’m very excited about the future … because we’ve never really seen anything like this,” he says. Read more

Journey to Colorado for a New Tail Number, Farewell 21756

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Early this 4th of July weekend, 21756 was flown to Colorado for a few changes. In a few weeks our plane will return with a new paint scheme and a new tail number! Here are some photos from the flight from Scottsdale (KSDL) to Denver Colorado (KAPA). Read more

Phenom 100 Light-Jet Crash in Sedona Reinforces Aviation Safety

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Another reminder yesterday, May 25 2011, for all pilots to be vigilant with aviation safety. Per the FAA’s preliminary accident report, an Embraer Phenom 100, operated by Superior Air Charter, LLC (also known as, JetSuite),  slid off the end of the runway into a ravine in Sedona, AZ (KSEZ). Read more

New customs service expands Scottsdale Airport’s appeal

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Fantastic Article from the Charter X Daily Email Blast.

“A new U.S. Customs and Border Protection program will expand Scottsdale Airport as an international destination for visitors and business travelers. While customs services were already available, international arrivals and departures were limited to specific countries. Read more

Sedona Fly In and Pink Jeep Tour

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Sedona Fly In This Saturday – May 7th, 2011

Come join us on the Sawyer Aviation Sedona Fly In and Pink Jeep Tour! Experience the red rocks of Sedona like never before! Get there in as little as 30-minutes. Tour Only: $79* Read more

Southwest Airlines Flight 812's hole in the aircraft fuselage – FOX News Sawyer Aviation live interview

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Friday’s April 1st, 2011, incident was no April Fool’s joke for the passengers and crew aboard a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 where a hole ripped open in the fuselage while it was en-route from Phoenix, AZ to Sacramento, CA causing it to divert to Yuma, AZ and make an emergency landing where all aboard landed safely.  Read more

Pima Air & Space Museum Fly In

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Sawyer’s First Fly-In for 2011!

Friday April 29th, 2011

Heading down to Tucson the check out the Pima Air and Space Museum, AMARG Boneyard and their new restaurant the Flight Grill. Read more

Luke Days 2011

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Airshow this weekend with the USAF Thunderbirds!

Luke Days happens once every two years and THIS year is your chance to see some amazing aircraft for FREE!

March 19th – 20th
9am – 4pm

70 Years of Thunder will keep you busy the whole weekend with over 50 static aircraft displays and a flying schedule packed with over 10 performers.

Come celebrate 70 years at Luke Air Force Base this weekend! For more information please visit here.

Daylight Savings And Why They Do It

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It’s flight planning time, but be careful of new time changes or you might arrive late!

Arizonans can sometimes forget that basically every other state changes their clocks twice a year. With 360 days of sunshine Arizona has opted out of daylight savings, as it is not mandatory.

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G1000 vs Proline

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The March 2011 issue of Citation Jet Owner’s Magazine has addressed the real issues and differences between two of the most popular private jet flight decks, the Pro Line 21 and G1000. Cryus Sigari assembled a group of plane owners who own or have owned aircraft with both these systems. Combined with his own experience, Sigari used this data to create a comprehensive comparison.

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