By JACK HOKE and RYAN MUDRY
Life has a way of coming around full circle, just one of the many lessons learned through owning a Luscombe.
Another is that you never know where that Luscombe will take you and who you will meet along the journey. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recently sent a letter to transportation leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate urging them to introduce FAA reauthorization legislation soon.
The current authorization expired Sept. 30 and was extended until March 31, 2016. [Read more…]
Women in Aviation International (WAI) has selected the newest inductees into its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. [Read more…]
AUSTIN, Texas – “The interesting thing about classic aviator sunglasses with steel temples is they were designed before pilots used headsets,” said Dean Siracusa, founder of Flying Eyes. “So even though aviators look stylish, most pilots will tell you, ‘If you’re wearing a headset with traditional aviators, they can become a real pain in the ears.’” [Read more…]
True Blue Power reports it has received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Part 23 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the True Blue Power TB17 (17 amp-hour) lithium-ion aircraft battery on the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. True Blue Power has applied for an FAA bilateral acceptance of the same STC for use on U.S.-based aircraft. [Read more…]
The instrument-rated pilot was on a 234-nm instrument flight rules (IFR) cross-country flight over mountainous terrain in the Beech B36TC.
During the flight, he notified a controller at the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) that the plane was picking up too much ice and requested to divert to an airport located about 96 miles ahead of his position and to descend to 11,000 feet mean sea level (msl). [Read more…]