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Video: Championship Sunday at the Reno Air Races

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Steve Hinton flew to another Unlimited Class Gold Championship at the Reno Air Races on Sunday. Airailimages was on hand and filed this video report… Continue Reading →

Common financial mistake vs. uncommon financial opportunity

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

While listening to the inimitable Clark Howard, a popular radio personality who offers financial advice, I learned an interesting tidbit of information. It seems auto loans are being taken out for longer and longer periods of time. The average auto... Continue Reading →

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Questions abound on FAA’s news about alternative fuels

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Was it only me, or did anyone else find the press release by the FAA announcing that it has selected four fuels for further testing to replace 100LL this fall to be a bit peculiar?  In case you you missed it,... Continue Reading →

Flying Physicians urge swift medical reform

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number... Continue Reading →

General aviation accidents decrease in 2013

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary aviation accident statistics Sept. 15, which show an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents, from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013. Continue Reading →

NTSB study on drug use criticized by GA groups

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

A new study on pilot drug use released by the National Transportation Safety Board is “incomplete and its conclusions should be regarded with caution,” according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Continue Reading →

Apps make flying safer

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

A report by Aviation International News’s Matt Thurber notes that smartphone apps can help warn pilots about hypoxia, including Masimo’s iSpO2, which has a fingertip sensor that plugs into an Apple iOS or Android device, then reports blood oxygenation, pulse... Continue Reading →

Pilot Mall hosts free BBQ

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

LAKELAND, Florida — Pilot Mall will host a free BBQ for lunch for fly-in/drive-in pilots, as well as the teachers attending “Classroom to the Sky” at SUN ‘n FUN Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lakeland-Linder Airport (LAL). Continue Reading →

LoPresti upgrades BoomBeam light kit for Citations

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

LoPresti Aviation has introduced an upgrade on the BoomBeam HID light kit for Citations. Continue Reading →

Crosswind catches Cessna

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: None. Location: St. Johns, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was landing at a private dirt airstrip in gusting crosswind conditions. He reported that when he flared to land, the wind shifted. The airplane swerved and... Continue Reading →

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Reno Air Races Saturday Highlights

Posted on September 14th, 2014 by

Airailimages was back on site at the Reno Air Races on Saturday and captured some exciting video. Enjoy 2.5 minutes of the sights and sounds of Reno. Continue Reading →

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Friday at the Reno Air Races

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

Airailimages is on the pylons for General Aviation News this year. Here is some action from Friday’s races. Continue Reading →

Helicopter accident rate shows double digit reduction

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Helicopter Safety Team has released new statistics on accident rates for U.S. civil helicopters along with new data on fatal accident rates and fatalities. For the first seven months of 2014, there have been 3.94 helicopter... Continue Reading →

Kickstarter launched for Turbo the Flying Dog

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

Turbo the Flying Dog, a picture book for children ages 4 to 8, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, designed to fund illustrations, a small first run of the book, and associated business costs. Authors Kelly Kennedy and Victoria Zajko describe... Continue Reading →

Frosting for Flight fundraiser set

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Oshkosh chapter of Women in Aviation, International, is holding its fourth annual Frosting for Flight cupcake competition and cupcake sale to raise funds for its Spirit of Flight scholarship. Continue Reading →