Connecticut teacher wins Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) reports the 2014 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Rachael Manzer, the STEM coach at the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in East Hartford, Connecticut. Continue Reading →

Tailwind takeoff leads to accident

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pawnee. Injuries: None. Location: Harvey, N.D. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: Prior to taking off on the aerial application flight, the pilot loaded applicant and fuel which, as reported by the pilot, put the airplane slightly over its maximum gross... Continue Reading →

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Video: Airshow Budapest 2014 Highlights

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

I can’t imagine the FAA approving the use of a bridge deck to launch an airshow routine. But there it is… in Budapest. Continue Reading →

House GA Caucus seeks speedy medical reform

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Thirty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to speed up the review of an FAA proposal to reform the third-class medical process. Continue Reading →

NTSB to study drug trends in aviation accidents

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will consider a study on drug use trends in aviation Sept. 9. It will examine trends in over-the-counter, prescription and illicit drug use documented from toxicology reports of pilots that died in... Continue Reading →

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Pilots plan Capital Air Tour

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The challenge of flying a general aviation airplane to all the state capitals in the lower 48, plus Alaska, in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept. It is however, the flight plan for an... Continue Reading →

Interactive map details aviation’s economic impact

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The Alliance for Aviation Across America maintains an online, interactive map that details the industry’s economic impact throughout the country — “down to your specific zip code,” noted Alliance executive director Selena Shilad — while also listing important proclamations and initiatives in support... Continue Reading →

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Smithsonian unveils laser-scanned 3D model of Wright Flyer

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane. With that same pioneer spirit, the Smithsonian recently unveiled its X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3D explorer. As part of the X 3D Collection, the 1903 Wright... Continue Reading →

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Cessna Independence facility delivers 10,000th aircraft

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Cessna Aircraft Co. recently delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to... Continue Reading →

Bearhawk Aircraft receives FAA approval for transition training

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Bearhawk Aircraft has received the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina, has received a Letter of Deviation... Continue Reading →

Banyan Air Service (FXE) partners with Go Rentals

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) has teamed with Go Rentals, a car rental service company. Continue Reading →

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Van’s names new Southern service center

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Van’s Aircraft has tapped US Sport Planes of Denton, Texas, to provide factory authorized service for the RV12 SLSA Light-Sport aircraft. Continue Reading →

Piper pilot flies into rising terrain

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor. Location: McNeal, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was taking a passenger on a tour of the local area, had previously conducted such flights, and had a normal route that... Continue Reading →

Backcountry flying etiquette

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

By JEANNE MacPHERSON Flying media is full of mountain flying tips. Instead of recapping those here, I’d like to share the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) philosophy that we hope will lead to assured aviation access to some of our nation’s... Continue Reading →

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One Week Wonder makes first flight

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by

At approximately 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, the airplane thousands of Experimental Aircraft Association members had a hand in building during the One Week Wonder project at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 flew for the first time. With EAA’s Jeff Skiles at... Continue Reading →