While at AirVenture 2016, contributing writing Tom Snow captured this photo of a custom motorcycle powered by a radial engine. He calls it a “radical radial ride.” [Read more…]
A rare and sometimes blinding sight awaited visitors to the Vintage aircraft parking area at the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s AirVenture 2016 as likely the largest-ever gathering of Spartan Model 7W Executives were featured in the front row to celebrate the type’s 80th anniversary.
Eight of the 20 remaining examples of the original 34 produced were together at Oshkosh this year, and since most of the rare planes are polished to a mirror finish, they were almost impossible to look at and photograph in bright sunlight. [Read more…]
The FAA recently published more details about its $500 ADS-B Rebate program, which is expected to come online in late September. The incentive program is designed to help general aviation aircraft owners meet the ADS-B Out mandate ahead of the 2020 deadline, and to help with equipment and installation costs.
Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for one year from the fall 2016 launch or until 20,000 are claimed, whichever comes first, according to FAA officials.
While the ADS-B rebate Program Reservation System is not yet available, you can start the rebate process now by doing the following: [Read more…]
Photographers are invited to participate in aviation workshops in conjunction with Atlanta Warbirds Weekend (AWW), Sept. 24 and 25 at Dekalb Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Ga.
3G Aviation Media photo workshops are scheduled Saturday with an additional editing workshop and a sunrise photo shoot on Sunday.
New this year is an air-to-air photo experience on Saturday. [Read more…]
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War One aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and more. [Read more…]
The FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Remote Pilot: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems is now available from ASA in print format. [Read more…]
The pilot/owner reported that, while on final approach to the airport in New Orleans, the Piper PA28-161’s engine experienced a total loss of power.
He was unable to restart the engine, and the airplane was unable to glide to the runway, so he subsequently ditched the airplane into a lake. The pilot evacuated the airplane and swam to shore; the airplane sank into the lake but was subsequently recovered. [Read more…]