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…]
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…]
Adrian den Hartog sent us this photo he calls “Cruising over NY City April 7.” [Read more…]
Mike Patey is a pilot and airplane builder. Since getting into flying 15 years ago, he has earned multiple ratings and accumulated over 7,000 hours and flies about 400 hours per year.
More impressive is the fact he’s built a Van’s RV-6 and RV-10, a Zenith 801, a Compair 8 Turboprop, an Epic LT, and six Lancair Legacies including Turbulence, a turboprop-powered model.
“So far, 11 builds,” said Patey. “I have averaged eight to 10 months per complete build.”
His last Legacy took just five months. [Read more…]
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, recently finished its 2015 annual tour of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and fully-restored P-51C Mustang World War II fighter aircraft.
This year marked a record number of groups that came through the exhibit, and brings a total of more than 173,000 visitors to off-tarmac events since the exhibit’s debut in 2011. [Read more…]
The FAA is advising unmanned aircraft owners that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number.
Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced before paying anyone to do the work for them, FAA officials said. Drone owners should visit FAA.gov for official updates on the unmanned aircraft registry, officials add.