Officials from the UAS Integration Office of the FAA, the Grand Rapids Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and the Detroit Manufacturing Inspection Satellite Offices (MISO) recently met in Saginaw, Michigan, to oversee final requirements before issuing Merrill Aviation & Defense (Merrill) a special Experimental Airworthiness Certification for its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) named The Torrent. [Read more…]
Tarbes, France – DAHER-SOCATA has delivered its 700th series production TBM turboprop aircraft.
The milestone airplane, a TBM 900, was provided to a private customer in Illinois, through a sale organized by Muncie Aviation, the authorized TBM distributor based at Muncie Municipal Airport in Indiana.
Now available is “A Comprehensive Guide to Composites: Processes & Procedures from the Professionals,” an insider’s viewpoint on the tips and techniques used by the pros to fabricate advanced composite parts.
Author Kevin Fochtman’s more than 30 years of industry experience provides insight on safety, shop and equipment needs, engineering materials, lay-up, fabrication and quality control.
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee Six. Injuries: None. Location: Middle Bass Island, Ohio. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The accident happened during the pilot’s attempt to land over snow piles near the runway.
Carrie Bartel submitted this photo of sunset at Kubick Aviation Services at Ford Airport (KIMT) at Iron Mountain/Kingsford in Michigan. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer.
Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Co. factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing support. Final assembly will take place inside the original Wright factory buildings.
National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film ”Living in the Age of Airplanes,” which takes audiences on an epic journey through 18 countries and across all seven continents as it shows how the airplane has changed the world. The film will be released worldwide April 10, 2015.
The Alaska Airmen’s Association sent an email to its members on Monday detailing the status of the 18th Annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. “As you may know for the past 17 years, FedEx has graciously hosted The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in their Anchorage maintenance hangar,” said Dee Hanson, Alaska Airmen’s Executive Director. “Every year we submit a written request to FedEx for permission to host the show. Due to reasons unknown to us, this year we have been told unofficially that the hangar may not be available.” [Read more…]