Failure to use checklist leads to accident

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot intended to depart for a solo flight to the local practice area. Continue Reading →

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For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

NJ Aviation Conference to focus outside the cockpit to grow general aviation

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

By STEVE SCHAPIRO For too long now the aviation community has focused on the question of how to revitalize general aviation. The pilot population has been steadily declining and the costs of flying have been increasing. There have been programs... Continue Reading →

FAA launches GA pilot data collection study

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for the general aviation community. Voluntary data will be collected from GA pilots within 40 nautical... Continue Reading →

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Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle Raid

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 19. Surviving Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be present for the day’s events... Continue Reading →

New EAA video answers questions about FAA MedXPress

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — A new video from the Experimental Aircraft Association is answering the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form. Continue Reading →

SAFE Toolkit App now available For iPads, iPhones, Androids

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

An iPhone and iPad version of the SAFE Toolkit app is now available. Continue Reading →

Wright factory fundraising study launches

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has launched a feasibility study for a capital fundraising campaign for the Wright brothers’ factory site. Continue Reading →

Missouri governor declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon has declared April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation accounts for $857 million in annual economic activity, and supports more than 7,000 jobs statewide. Continue Reading →

Ameritech offers Electroair electronic ignition system

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, now offers the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Lycoming O, IO and AEIO-540 six cylinder engines. This series of approvals follows 30 days after the approval of the... Continue Reading →

Delayed go-around leads to crash

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20F. Injuries: 3 Serious. Location: McKinnon, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on runway 8, which measured 3,000 feet. He noted that the 3,000-foot runway was the shortest one he had ever attempted to... Continue Reading →

There will be paperwork

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

After leaving a phone message and receiving the requested call-back from a fully qualified staff member, I was able to make an appointment to visit a critical government facility here in central Florida. On the appointed day I motored over... Continue Reading →

Going green at Laconia Airport

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

By Carol Lee Anderson GILFORD. N.H. – Earth Day is celebrated in numerous ways throughout the nation, and at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), “going green” is a just normal part of conducting daily business. If anyone thinks that the airport... Continue Reading →

FAA completes equipment installation for NextGen

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a... Continue Reading →

TRL named Texas GA Airport of the Year

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

The Terrell Municipal Airport (TRL) has been recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation as the 2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year. “It is an honor to be recognized for years of hard work,” Terrell Assistant City Manager Mike... Continue Reading →

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For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

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“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

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For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

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“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

NJ Aviation Conference to focus outside the cockpit to grow general aviation

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By STEVE SCHAPIRO For too long now the aviation community has focused on the question of how to revitalize general aviation. The pilot population has been steadily declining and the costs of flying have been increasing. There have been programs... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

Cub

For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

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“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Failure to use checklist leads to accident

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Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot intended to depart for a solo flight to the local practice area. Continue Reading →

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Ameritech offers Electroair electronic ignition system

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Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, now offers the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Lycoming O, IO and AEIO-540 six cylinder engines. This series of approvals follows 30 days after the approval of the... Continue Reading →