NATF names scholarship recipient

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) has named Evan Austin Reese, a freshman at Purdue University, as its 2014 Navigate Your Future Scholarship recipient. The scholarship assists rising professionals in continuing their education in aviation-related fields. Continue Reading →

Pilot loses control in IMC

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor. Location: Birmingham, Ala. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to fly an ILS approach. Review of data revealed that the autopilot approach mode was armed as the airplane intercepted the localizer... Continue Reading →

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Video: ‘Stay High’ in Poland

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

A love of flying is universal. Poland’s Dawid Nieradka put together a wonderful 5+ minute video of his flying club’s 2014 flying season. Continue Reading →

Southeast Aviation Expo deemed a ‘high flying success’

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

GREENVILLE, S.C. — From flying EAA Young Eagles to flying beagles, and other animals saved by Pilots N Paws, and everything aviation in between, the Southeast Aviation Expo had it going on this past weekend at the Greenville Downtown Airport... Continue Reading →

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CAP receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Air Force Association

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – The Air Force Association has honored Civil Air Patrol with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of its more than 70 years of helping secure the American homeland, especially its service during World... Continue Reading →

Bud Anderson to speak at Museum of Flight Saturday

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

SEATTLE — Bud Anderson, Fighter Ace, veteran, co-author of “To Fly & Flight-Memoirs of a Triple Ace,” and member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, will speak at the Museum of Flight about his experiences in combat against the Luftwaffe in Europe, World War... Continue Reading →

TBM flight simulator receives FAA approval

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

SEATTLE — one-G simulation has received FAA approval for the Tarbes7, a platform based on the Socata TBM line of high performance aircraft. Continue Reading →

AOPA hosts Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary Oct. 4 with a Homecoming Fly-In at its headquarters on the Frederick, Md., Municipal Airport, giving members and the public a chance to tour its... Continue Reading →

CubCrafters introduces Aerocet floats for Carbon Cub and Sport Cub

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

YAKIMA, Wash. — CubCrafters has partnered with Aerocet to offer amphibious floats specifically designed for CubCrafters’ CC11 airframes, which include the Carbon Cub SS, Sport Cub S2 and Carbon Cub EX kit models. Continue Reading →

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‘Science and Flight’ newest eBook from University Aviation Press

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

“Science and Flight” by Dr. Scott Ekern was recently published by University Aviation Press. According to the publisher, the book introduces the basic scientific principles that are not always visible to the eye, but which are essential for flight to... Continue Reading →

Dark night approach, poor planning are bad combo

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Beatty, Nev. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The accident happened during a night flight. The pilot reported that a temporary flight restriction (TFR) was in effect for his intended airport and that he was unclear... Continue Reading →

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Video: Beach Aerial

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

Using a DJI Phantom radio-controlled quadcopter and a GoPro Hero 3… oh, and a couple of full-scale taildraggers produced some stunning scenery. Continue Reading →

A type club for backcountry pilots

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

New to backcountry flying and want a great place to find out how to get started? Or are you a veteran backcountry pilot looking for like-minded souls? Whichever you may be, you are in luck. There’s a meeting place on... Continue Reading →

NASA to crash helicopter to test safety improvements

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

NASA researchers will crash a 45-foot-long  helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot height for the second time in a year — all in the name of safety. Continue Reading →

Bob Hoover to honored with Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation legend Bob Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for “…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United... Continue Reading →