BIG LAKE, ALASKA — On the heels of its announcement of FAA PMA approval for the engine baffles for Cessna C177B models (1973-1974), Airforms now reports it has received FAA PMA approval for the baffles for the C177RGIIs. [Read more…]
The Cessna 172 had just returned from a training flight near New Orleans and the engine was still warm.
The pilot said she had difficulty starting the engine and opened the throttle “just a bit.” [Read more…]
We are still looking for readers’ best photos of 2015 for our Dec. 20 print issue. Email your photo (be sure to include specifics like where it was taken, the plane description, and the full name of anyone in the photo) to Editor Janice Wood.
Note: Please send the largest file size you have available. Bigger is better.
George Gould, who is based at Scholes Field (KGLS) in Galveston, Texas, sent in this photo of himself and his plane, complete with a personal message. “Good advice,” George notes. [Read more…]
At the personal level, aviation can be described as a lifestyle. It’s just like recreational boaters, Harley-Davidson riders, and RVers. It’s a lifestyle.
And like our ground-bound brethren, businesses have grown up supporting this lifestyle.
A new Harris Poll survey commissioned by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has confirmed that business aviation is utilized mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops or small jets to maximize employee efficiency and productivity while providing travel schedule flexibility.
The poll, released at last week’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, also confirmed that a broad mix of employees – not primarily top executives – fly on business aircraft, which usually travel to community airports that usually have little or no scheduled airline service. [Read more…]
Garmin has introduced the GAD 27, a small, lightweight and solid state integrated controller that provides a solution to many of the typical airframe interfacing needs.
With the GAD 27, pilots are provided a consolidated system that would otherwise require multiple adapter modules, which streamlines configuration of experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), company officials noted. [Read more…]