This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports of a new aerobatics show at Oshkosh, the purchase of four simulators by Kent State University, a facility upgrade for Pro Star Aviation and new authorized dealers for Whelen Engineering aircraft lighting products. With AirVenture 2018 right around the corner, Aero Sport Power has announced that aerobatic performer Kyle Fowler from Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada, will make his Oshkosh debut this year. Fowler, who is sponsored by Aero Sport Power, flies a 1986 Long EZ homebuilt. The exact times and dates of his performances have yet to be determined.
Alsim has sold two AL250 and two AL172 simulators to Kent State University. The simulators will be installed in the university’s new 18,000-square-foot Aeronautics Academic Center, which is scheduled to open in mid-2019. Also with new facilities, Pro Star Aviation LLC announced that it has successfully moved into its newly constructed hangar at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Pro Star is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Finally, Florida-based Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics, located in Oregon, have been appointed authorized dealers of Whelen Engineering exterior and interior aircraft lighting products. The companies will begin selling will Whelen lighting solutions immediately.