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Excellent Ride! Arrow II Now Available!

Aviation Audio Video is now offering this wonderfully maintained 1971 Piper Arrow II.  With a host of speed mods and panel upgrades, you can jump into the world of complex, high performance flying and do it with incredible comfort. You have to check out the like new embroidered leather seats and interior. This is a gem for medium range travel.

Check out the video below:

Or check out the ad on Trade-a-Plane.

INCREDIBLE BELLANCA SUPER VIKING FOR SALE!

Hi everyone. Check out this new entry to the Aviation AV fleet! This one of a kind 1973 Bellanca Super Viking is the only one in the world with the PowerLite STC Engine upgrade including cold air induction bringing the output to 340 Horsepower. That’s a lot of stallions under the cowling! Check out the video below. and visit the ad on Trade A Plane for even more details…  Cheers!

Click here to visit the ad on Trade a Plane.

Two Fast planes ready for a new home!

Coming soon to the Aviation Audio Video sales page are two very fast and well maintained aircraft, a  2005 G1000 equipped Mooney Bravo GX, and a ’73 Bellanca Viking which has the only installed cold air induction STC in the world, giving it about a 40 horsepower advantage over its contemporaries. These videos are soon to be produced and will be published here and on the “aviation audio video” YouTube channel. Stay tuned!

Bob Hoover Remembered at Van Nuys Airport

Legendary pilot Bob Hoover will be remembered today at the Clay Lacy Building at KVNY. Although tickets to the event have long been sold out, you can still watch the live stream of the event right here:

The event begins at 1:00 PST until 4:00 PST. there will be a major flyover at the end of the event. I will record it from along side 16R  and post as soon as I get back to the studio! And here it is:

Top Two Aviation Educators Debate the New Airman’s Certification Standards

One of the highlights of the 2016 Flying Aviation Expo was the Debate between John King of King schools and Rod Machado, Humorist and aviation educator. The subject, the new Airman’s Certification Standards (ACS) and its pros and cons for student pilots.

As of June of 2016 the new ACS replaced the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the private pilot knowledge test and oral portion of the  check ride. John King was on the committee who prepared the additional material for the ACS. Rod Machado is an outspoken opponent of the ACS. This debate eloquently lays out their positions.

I was lucky enough to not only attend the event but capture the excitement of this spirited debate! See it below in it’s entirety:

It’s the Aviation Event of the Year, Flying’s Aviation Expo for 2016!

September 17th 2016

As the days rapidly approach the October 20th  kick off, I am remembering the last two years that I covered this excellent event and have noticed an increase in the number of seminars, workshops, addresses and riveting speakers! When I found about the change in location I was interested, as you might imagine,  just how this huge event will be carried out at Palm Springs Airport, instead of the Convention Center. I guess I had gotten used to that venue. But upon more careful thought, it makes perfect sense that the biggest show of the West with all its aviation trappings be held at an airport, and more importantly, an airport that is uniquely prepared to handle this event with well over 30,000 square feet of space and a runway for demo flights there as well.

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As I watched the list of featured speakers and seminar leaders evolve I am happy to report that this should even outdo the last two years with two of my favorites (imo) Rod Machado and  John King actually debating serious FAA issues on Saturday. Now that’s a debate I want to see! avexpo2016

There will be fascinating booths exhibitors to display their latest equipment and product offerings to the aviation community. And, after checking out the list I’m happy to report that I don’t think you will be disappointed!

I will be on the scene starting Thursday morning to gather all the information I can about this show and bring it to you in video and social media commentary.

So to all my friends at Van Nuys and all of you reading this, I hope to see you there to connect and bond in our common love of aviation and all it has to offer!