Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sponsor Barbara Goodwin and Maureen Kenney at the 2013 Women's Air Classic

From Cal Pilots:

Pilot Barbara Goodwin, of Kalamazoo, MI (Michigan 99s) and Co-Pilot Maureen Kenney, Caliente, CA (San Fernando Valley 99s), are participating in the 2013 Women's Air Race Classic June 18-21, 2013. The race start is Pasco, Washington, 
with the terminus is Fayetteville, Arkansas. Maureen is the only entrant in this year's RACE from the Greater LA Area, and is involved in aviation as SWS 99s Webmaster, Air Race Classic, Inc. Director, FAAST Team Representative, SoCal area, and a CalPilots Member.
The women pilots are seeking financial help with their goal to fly the Air Race, and are accepting donations and sponsors for their race team.
In return, they will provide you with recognition (your logo and name and a link to your website on their website, on an information card about the team that we will distribute at each stop on the race, and on a poster that they will display in the window of the plane at each stop.

Their goal is to:
  • Increase public awareness of general aviation
  • Encourage and educate current and future women pilots
  • Promote the tradition of pioneering women in aviation
The costs are significant and any amount, large or small will help. - for example:
  • One gallon of fuel – $6
  • Meals for one for a day – $20
  • One hour of fuel – $90
  • Lodging one night – $100
  • Cover cost of one leg – $350 (8 legs)
  • Cover cost of one day – $500 (10 days total)

Donations are being accepted on their website through PayPal at .

For further information you may contact them at the following email or phone, 818-207-6089
Read more about them – Classic Racer #23 Cardinal Crew from Kalamazoo
– at the website:

To read more about the race go to .

Monday, May 6, 2013

PR: Wicks announces new large stock of seamless American-made 4130 steel tubing

In the wake of the recent news that Dillsburg Aeroplane Works, the major American supplier of seamless 4130 aircraft tubing, is going out of business, Wicks announces that we are now, more than ever, stocked full of
4130 tubing. We have in recent months stocked up on bulk inventory to keep our prices low. We offer discounts on multiple lengths, and can ship most orders same day.

Also, all of our tubing is stored inside in a climate controlled warehouse.

Wicks Aircraft Supply
410 Pine Street
Highland, IL 62249

Orders: 1-800-221-9425
Help Line: 618-654-7447
Toll-Free Fax: 888-440-5727

Saturday, May 4, 2013

PR: Boutsen Aviation receives the International Yacht and Aviation Award for best "Private Jet Design"

London, 19 April 2013: Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, the International Yacht & Aviation Awards rewarded the best in design from around the globe; the Private Jet Design Award went to Boutsen Aviation's A319CJ.

Thierry Boutsen, Founder/President of Boutsen Aviation, said, "The aircraft we submitted was in fact the 123rd aircraft we sold and our first Airbus A319 Corporate Jet. We managed the whole acquisition process from the purchase of the green aircraft and cabin completion to redelivery. We entrusted the cabin design and completion to Jet Aviation Basel." He added,  "I am absolutely delighted. This award marks the full transition in careers,  from trophies and awards as a driver in Formula 1, to this prestigious award in my life's newer career in high-line aviation."
This Airbus A319CJ, delivered in 2010, features 3 living areas: a forward "VVIP lounge" and eating area; a mid-cabin bedroom with bathroom and shower;  and an entourage area with business class seating for 20.
Daniela Boutsen, head of Boutsen's equipment department noted, "Our designworks so well: the aircraft is used not only by the owner; it is also offered for charter worldwide. With a range of 5,000 NM and 450 Kt cruise and its extremely high quality and versatile type of interior, this elite aircraft is very well suited for Chiefs of State and government travel; or conversely for sports teams and headline entertainers."
More about Boutsen Aviation:
Fifteen years after its founding by Formula 1 driver Thierry and wife Daniela Boutsen, the Monaco based company has now sold 261 corporate aircraft - some 50 models from 15 manufacturers - to new owners in 49 countries, on all continents but Antarctica.

"Our experience in international transactions and our knowledge of the
market with its daily moves make us one of the leading companies in this segment," says Mr. Boutsen. "We represent customers for both sales and acquisitions, acting on an exclusive basis only, as we want to have the power to negotiate firmly on their behalf. We invest significant time and money into every transaction; our clients do not have various brokers working against each other. As exclusive agents, we control the sale; our clients win."

Boutsen Aviation have recently launched a prestigious addition to BA's range of activities, "Boutsen Design," where clients can purchase, under one roof,  everything needed to enhance their VVIP cabins. This "One Stop Shop for Cabin Comfort" is managed by Daniela, who engages some 60 of the best manufacturers of china, crystal, cutlery, table and bed linen, accessories,  and amenities. From designing and supervising full completions to final decorations, Boutsen Design "makes the aircraft a nicer place to spend time."

The winning aircraft design can be viewed here: