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This holiday season give the gift of flight!

Posted on in Aviation News, Flight Training, Sawyer Aviation News

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

Posted on in Aviation News, Flight Training, Sawyer Aviation News

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

Posted on in Aviation News, Charter

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


President flies potential new Sawyer Aviation aircraft – Cessna Skycatcher

Posted on in Sawyer Aviation News

Earlier this morning Sawyer Aviation’s President, Chad J. Verdaglio, flew the new light sport aircraft, Cessna Skycatcher 162.

This test flight showed that the Skycatcher would be a terrific addition to Sawyer Aviation’s fleet. Read more


Where in the world are Dr. Fischer and Rainer

Posted on in Flight Training, Sawyer Aviation News

Every year around this time, Dr. Fischer comes to the southwest to enjoy some flying. This year he has chosen to fly with Sawyer Aviation, bringing along Rainer, the son of his best friend. Originally from Germany and the UK, both men are enjoying the good weather. Dr. Fischer is quite familiar with the Sawyer Aviation Turbo 182 Skylane, as he has the same plane back home.

They will fly throughout the southwest, being sure to see all the highlights as they venture state to state, living the pilot’s dream. Their journey, so far, has taken them to Long Beach for the AOPA summit, Catalina, Santa Barbara, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

Follow them live on their journey!


Happy Veteran's Day

Posted on in Sawyer Aviation News

Sawyer Aviation salutes all active and retired military and those who are no longer with us. We appreciate and remember your sacrifices.

Happy Veterans Day

This video was created to honor all Veterans, from EAA AirVenture’s 2010 summer show “Salute to Veterans

Many are remembering Veterans Day this year through blogs and videos, like our friends at Riester and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Scottsdale Hail Storm

Posted on in Aviation News, Sawyer Aviation News

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

Posted on in Aviation News, Flight Training

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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