In 1963 Whelen began researching strobe light technology in order to introduce affordable, reliable and highly effective strobe products to the light aircraft industry and then to the automotive market.
Today, Whelen is a leader in automotive, mass notification lighting and warning signals. Whelen is the only US manufacturer of emergency warning equipment to still manufacture its products entirely in the United States. Whelen’s aviation division has merged with LoPresti Aviation and is now under the WAT – Whelen Aerospace Technologies umbrella of companies. The use of robotics and a motivated workforce allow it to compete with off-shore products.
Established in 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving over 2.6 million members worldwide with over $32.5 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading certificates, checking, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and a wide range of other financial services with members’ interests always in mind. Michael is a proud PenFed member, enjoying the credit unions benefits of membership.
Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft are the world’s most desired single-piston airplanes winning the Robb Report’s Best of the Best for nine years running. The company designs, manufactures, and markets the landmark VisionJet, SR-22 and SR-20 aircraft
In addition to having Cirrus Aircraft as a sponsor, Mike and Karin Goulian also have an Authorized Platinum Cirrus Training Center in three locations: Plymouth, MA, Bedford, MA and Laconia, NH. The school focuses entirely on teaching people how to fly Cirrus Aircraft. Mike Goulian Aviation opened in September of 2017 and as of the first quarter of 2022 is already managing 20 Cirrus Aircraft and has 9 instructors.
BOSE has created the most advanced active noise reducing headsets specifically with pilots in mind. They’re engineered to neutralize the distractions and stress of cockpit engine roar. For the A20 and ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headsets, they’ve improved noise reduction and made a more comfortable fit. All this without compromising the clear audio you expect—and need—to focus on flying.
The entire Goulian Aerosports team uses the BOSE headsets in all of the planes they fly. The A20 is perfect in our Cirrus Aircraft flights, Piper Cub fun flights and cross country Extra ferries. The ProFlight Series 2 is a great fit for our Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 flights.
BOSE is based in Framingham, MA.
Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing with over 3,800 propellers delivered annually to business, commercial and government customers. The company designs these next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers and robotics. With ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell delivers optimal performance, strength, and durability with carbon fiber blades.
Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc. This growing aerospace technology company also includes Hartzell Aerospace and Mayday Manufacturing. For more info on Hartzell Propeller go to hartzellprop.com.
Lycoming produces the most complete line of horizontally opposed, air-cooled, four-six-and eight-cylinder aircraft engines available, with power ranging from 100 to 400 HP. Carbureted or fuel injected, normally aspirated or turbocharged – with a reputation for reaching or exceeding TBO – Lycoming piston engines are the engine of choice for both the home builder and the major airframe manufacturer.
From the Robinson R-22 helicopter to the powerful Piper Malibu Mirage, Lycoming piston engines currently power more than half the world’s general aviation fleet.
You have more choices with Lycoming aerobatic engines. If you want FAA certification, Lycoming is the only manufacturer of certified aerobatic piston engines in the world.
If you want to push the envelope on performance, Lycoming offers the Thunderbolt Series non-certified engines and other custom-built engines through the Advanced Technology Center.
For decades, Champion-brand products have brought power to flight, incorporating breakthrough technology and innovative product developments. Throughout the years, the famous Champion-brand bow tie has represented a worldwide symbol for superiority in product ingenuity and service integrity.
In 1987, Champion acquired Livingston Industries, a highly respected supplier of leads and exciters to the OEM market; and, in 1988, opened a massive state-of-the-art facility in Liberty, South Carolina. Its division headquarters moved from Ohio to Greenville, South Carolina, only one year later.
In the 1990s, Champion undertook and completed a $10 million expansion project at its Liberty facility; earned ISO 9001 certification; pioneered the first turbine igniter and lead for multiple engine platforms; and introduced its PPT-Powered™ dual-redundant exciters, the new standard in solid-state exciters.
Champion now manufactures and markets a broad range of Champion-brand-name igniters, exciters, and leads for turbine engines, as well as spark plugs, oil filters, and ignition harnesses for reciprocating engines. In addition Champion Aerospace provides power supplies to the aviation industry in standard and custom configurations.
A century ago, Goodyear built the first aircraft tire. It was just the beginning of greater things to come.
Goodyear would be the first tire company to invent an aircraft tire testing machine to help produce consistently high quality tires. It was also the first to develop aircraft tire retreads and radial aircraft tires.
Our overall vision for the future is reflected in the goals we’ve set for our Aviation Division. From experimental aircraft to military flight operations and spacecraft, this industry is growing and changing at an unbelievable pace. In order to meet the new demands of our customers, we have committed our resources to stay on the leading edge of technology.
We’ve been making aircraft tires that perform and keep performing under the most stringent demands. With over 3,000,000 landings in our testing department, that ongoing commitment to quality has made Goodyear the world’s leading supplier of aircraft tires.
Our aircraft tires are the first choice of pilots, fleet managers and technicians worldwide. So when you choose Goodyear aviation products, you’re not only getting what we believe are the best products available, you’re getting a commitment to service that extends above and beyond the life of your tires.
Best Tugs has revolutionized the industry of moving an aircraft with unparalleled precision and safety.
These electric tugs have quickly become the only choice for pilots with multiple aircraft. Designed by pilots, for pilots, they come standard with plane-specific software, intuitive controls, torque control, patented Prop Safe™ Design, and smart charge technology. Capable of hauling aircraft with wheel pants, retractable gears, and tail wheels, it’s the only tug that can haul every toy you own.
BERINGER makes wheels and braking systems for a wide range of aircraft, from light aircraft up to its now-standard STC for the Pilatus PC-6, plus complete kits for many popular aircraft, that include everything for a bolt-on conversion. These innovations are covered by many patents and have allowed BERINGER brakes to take a decisive technological lead.