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Congratulations to Hassan Peterson!!

Congratulations to Hassan Peterson!! Hassan recently solo'd for the first time! He had a little fun with his shirt tail after his instructor Mack Gregory cut it. Hassan took a Discovery Flight on October 26, 2016 and solo'd on March 20, 2017!! Mack said that he has...

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Andrew Reuter Earns Private in 60 Days!!

The guy on the left is Andrew Reuter. He's pictured here after passing his private pilot check ride with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner Mr. Ben Johnson. Andrew is a one special guy! Why? Read on... Andrew took his first flying lesson 60 days ago!!...February 20, 2017....

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Major Fleet Upgrade Announcement!

Murfreesboro Aviation is always pushing to add services, quality, and expanded opportunities for our customers. Today we announce the addition of THREE aircraft to our ever-expanding fleet of aircraft. Beechcraft C55 Baron, N977AG. Installed avionics include a Garmin...

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Murfreesboro Aviation Installs the First IFD-550!

Murfreesboro Aviation has just completed the FIRST-EVER installation of the Avidyne IFD-550!! Yep, we are the first! Our avionics master, Norm Buhl, has been hard at work and, yet again, has completed an absolutely beautiful and technically perfect installation! Since...

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CessJet Just Launched!

Murfreesboro Aviation is proud to announce our new web site for turbo-prop and jet aircraft!  In partnership with Tumbleson Aviation Consulting, we've just launched CessJet!  See our new site at www.CessJet.com Piston aircraft will continue to be displayed and sold...

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More Love for Tanner Quigley!

We all work hard every day doing the best that we can at our jobs. Typically, you have to do something pretty spectacular to motivate a customer to take time from their busy day to write a testimonial. Well, Tanner Quigley must have a special something, because we...

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Murfreesboro Aviation Poker Run Rules — 2017

Murfreesboro Aviation is pleased to announce our FIRST ANNUAL Poker Run to benefit of THE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY! A poker run is a great way to kick off the flying season and an excuse to wash the dust from our planes, warm up the engines, and hone...

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Tyler Gardner Earns Private Rating!

Tyler Gardner has earned his private pilot’s license! Tyler is the son of Murfreesboro Aviation owner Jim Gardner, and heir-apparent to the Gardner fortune (we made that whole “fortune” thing up!). Tyler took to the air with his first flying lesson on January 22, 2013...

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Murfreesboro Aviation Awarded Aspen Avionics Dealership!

Murfreesboro Aviation has just been awarded dealership rights and named as an authorized dealer for Aspen Avionics products! Jim Gardner, the owner of Murfreesboro Aviation stated; “We are very pleased that Aspen Avionics has seen the value in partnering with...

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New “BoroAv.com” Announced!

Tired of having to type in “MurfreesboroAviation” every time you send us an email or visit our web site? Well so are we! Can you imagine having to give out this email address 6-7 times a day over the phone? “at Mike-Uniform-Romeo-Foxtrot-……” Whew! Well, no more! We’ve...

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A Very Busy Avionics Shop!

The avionics shop at Murfreesboro Aviation is HOPPIN'! Our schedule for the first quarter is starting to fill up, but we have a slot for you! We regularly perform repairs, single item or full panel installations, troubleshooting, ADS-B compliance, STC and AD...

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Tanner Quigley Receives Kudos!

Recently, commercial pilot and Murfreesboro Aviation employee, Tanner Quigley, gave a 1-hour Discovery Flight to James Cook. It’s an exciting time for our customers since it is typically rare that they have the opportunity to fly in a small aircraft. For many, it is...

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Drone / UAS Test Prep Class Announced!

Murfreesboro Aviation  has announced that they will be holding a UAS FAA Part 107 test prep class on Saturday August 27th from 9 am to 5 pm. The class will be taught by Murfreesboro Aviation’s Senior Flight Instructor, Marty Newcomb and will be limited to only 10...

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Don Rickey Earns ATP Rating!

An ATP Rating (Airline Transport Pilot) is the highest level of aircraft pilot certificate available. In order to earn an ATP, you must have at least 1500 hours of logged flight time and be at least 23 years old. On July 18, 2016 Don Rickey showed up ready to go!...

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Let Murfreesboro Aviation Buy or Sell YOUR Airplane!

We are selling airplanes! In the past 6 months we’ve sold or purchased the following aircraft… N47632 – 1978 Piper Turbo Arrow III N913AE – 1991 British Aerospace Jetstream 32 (19-Pax Commuter) N15022 – 1972 Piper Arrow N70990 – 1968 Cessna 182M N758GC - 1979 Cessna...

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Sean Saunders Solos!

First He Bought The Plane – THEN He Started His Training! Sean Saunders' began his flight training 30 years ago but had to put it on hold when family, work, and life took priority.  That did not end his dream of flying and one day owning his own airplane though....

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Blake Tumbleson Earns BFR After 10+ Years!

Murfreesboro Aviation General Manager, Blake Tumbleson has a private and Multi-Engine rating that he earned in the late 1970’s. Now, at the age of 53, he had not flown a GA aircraft in over 10 years and wasn’t sure that he even wanted to get current again. “So much...

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“SOLD!!” – 1975 Piper Cherokee 235 Pathfinder

If you read our blog from just a few weeks ago, you know that we recently listed a beautiful Cherokee 235 Pathfinder for sale. Read the blog HERE See the aircraft photos and videos HERE We produced a quality and detailed spec sheet, very high resolution photos and...

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Just One of Those Amazing Mornings!

We recently had to make a 15-20 minute early-morning flight from Murfreesboro to a local airport. We had sold an aircraft and were taking one of our instructors (Jordan Plunk) over to meet the new owner and fly with him back to Iowa. It was just one of those amazing...

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Tim Lake Solos!

Murfreesboro Aviation flight instructor Brandon Rodriguez is proud to announce that Tim Lake has soloed our Cessna 152 after just 10 hours of flight instruction! Tim found flying radio controlled airplanes great fun and decided that it was time for him to be a pilot...

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Flight Training Financing Program Announced!

Murfreesboro Aviation has announced a program in conjunction with Fifth Third Bank offering NO MONEY DOWN, ZERO PERCENT INTEREST financing for your flight training!...ALL of your flight training!! If you have a dream to fly but think you have to pay all of the money...

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FOR SALE! 1975 Piper Cherokee 235 “Pathfinder”

Murfreesboro Aviation is pleased to help bring to market one of the most beautiful Cherokee’s that we’ve seen in a very long time! We are partnering with Tumbleson Aviation Consulting to offer you this spectacular aircraft. If your interests include any of the...

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Congratulations Mohammed I. Alshaikh!

On May 15, 2016 Mohammed I. Alshaikh soloed!! With proud instructor Herman Gonzalez looking on and talking with Mohammad on the radio, Mohammad pushed the throttle forward and took to the beautiful, cloudless skies of Murfreesboro Tennessee. Mohammad is from Saudi...

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Congratulations Tanay Chokshi!

He did it! Tanay Chokshi earned the right to solo by proving his proficiency to instructor Brandon Rodriguez. On Wednesday May 11, 2016 Tanay took to the beautiful skies over Murfreesboro Tennessee as pilot in command and soloed our Cessna 152, N89539! Murfreesboro...

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Discovery Flight From Grandparents!

In late March 2016 three lucky kids enjoyed a Discovery Flight around the city of Murfreesboro as a gift from their Grandparents! Don’t you wish your Grandparents were that nice? (I’m sure they are just lovely people). All three of the kids admitted to being a little...

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Congratulations Mr. Bruce Lynn!

May 3, 2016 was a very special day. Mr. Bruce Lynn soloed an aircraft that day!! Mr. Lynn, under the direction of his flight instructor, Herman Gonzalez, flew Cessna 172, N3379E on his first flight without Herman by his side. He did a great job and Herman was so proud...

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Congratulations Ryan Mitchie!

On April 13, 2016 Ryan Mitchie completed his first solo flight! There is just no feeling quite like the first time you fly by yourself. It is exhilarating and empowering. We hope that Ryan experienced this excitement during his first solo. Thanks also to Murfreesboro...

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Congratulations Isaac Esgro!

On February 29, 2016 Isaac Esgro flew an aircraft alone, for the very first time! After many months of training and demonstrating his competency to his flight instructor, Anthony Gilbert, he took to the skies with Anthony looking on from the ground. This is most...

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Major Aircraft Refurbishment Completion Announced!

Murfreesboro Aviation continues to improve upon its reputation as a quality maintenance service center. We work very hard at ensuring each customer that conducts business with us leaves our facility happy with the quality of service received and treatment from our...

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Aircraft Investment Opportunity

Murfreesboro Aviation is seeking an investor to purchase or provide an aircraft for our air taxi operation. Benefits to the investor may include; Income stream Business use/purpose for asset Tax Advantages Personal use of aircraft Save time Increase Productivity...

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New Student Pilot Rule Effective April 1, 2016!

For as long as we can recall, when a new student pilot went to an FAA-approved physician (formally referred to as an AME or Aviation Medical Examiner) to get a flight physical, he was issued a medical certificate which also served as his student pilot certificate. One...

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Piper Arrow N15022 SOLD!

We would like to thank and congratulate Fred Cohen of Yorba Linda, California on the purchase of his beautiful Piper Arrow, N15022! We would also like to thank Anthony Coll who negotiated the purchase and flew with Fred back home to California. It was a very pleasant...

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A Mom With Altitude

Danielle Herrman is one of our many flight students at Murfreesboro Aviation. Unlike most of our students however, Danielle has created a blog about her flying adventures. http://www.momwithaltitude.com/ is Danielle’s blog. She is just getting started with her blog...

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The “No-BS” PDQ ABC’s of ADS-B

Aviation, like the military, has never created an acronym that it does not like. ADS-B is one of the latest and greatest string of letters with which we need to become familiar. And yes, in choosing the title that I have for this blog, I’m having a little fun with the...

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The Wonder of Flying: Solo Day

Today's the day! You have studied, prepared, and practiced. Now it's Solo Day! You have known this day was approaching but might not have known when. Your instructor might tell you beforehand that this is the day you will solo or it could come as a surprise. Either...

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The Wonder of Flying Preparing to Solo!

You are in stage one of your training and you have been learning your ground reference maneuvers for the first few flights. Now your instructor is going to transition your training for the second half of stage one. You will mainly concentrate on pattern work at the...

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