JSfirm.com‘s database of thousands of aviation industry jobs can now be search at the General Aviation News website. The search functionality on General Aviation News is unique and allows job seekers to narrow results by category, key word, location or company name – all from the website’s search form. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — After unveiling the remanufactured Ascend 172 light single engine aircraft at last year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture, Yingling Aviation has taken another step in narrowing the gap between new and renovated airplanes by incorporating a number of customer-inspired enhancements into the 2016 version of the airplane on display at this year’s Oshkosh, which kicks off Monday, July 25. [Read more…]
Garmin has unveiled expanded Connext weather and data service packages that provide new pricing tiers that offer all-inclusive rate plans designed to suit pilots’ flying needs for global weather and connectivity.
Based on annual aircraft utilization, two new rate plans are available, each combining continuous weather updates, voice calling and unlimited text messaging. [Read more…]
VENICE, Florida — Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance has opened its new Tampa location, located on Davis Island in the heart of downtown Tampa Bay.
Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance is Tampa Bay’s exclusive Cirrus Aircraft Authorized Service Center. Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance will also provide full service aircraft maintenance and avionics service/installation.
The private pilot was landing his tailwheel-equipped Cessna 180H on a remote tidal beach in Seward, Alaska.
On touchdown, the plane bounced slightly before settling on the right main landing gear (MLG).
In an effort to correct for the right-wing-low landing, he applied left aileron, but the right wing continued to descend. [Read more…]
Ace photographer Megan Vande Voort was gracious enough to send us a bunch of photos she took this summer. We’ll post them all eventually, but this one stood out…
What’s it take to be a firefighting pilot?
By Frederick A. Johnsen
Single Engine Air Tankers – SEATs – are a flexible tool in the ever-evolving armada of aircraft dedicated to wildfire control.
Everything old is new again – some of the first air tankers were hastily converted single-engine Stearman and N3N biplane crop sprayers in the 1950s. As aerial firefighting gained momentum, larger aircraft, including single-engine TBM torpedo bombers and multi-engine bombers of several species, populated air tanker bases.
Eventually, single-engine firebombers fell out of use. Powerplant redundancy and load-carrying favored multi-engine air tankers.
Air Tractor of Olney, Texas, poured its experience as a key designer and maker of reliable single-engine PT-6 turbine-powered agplanes into the development of the AT-802 air tanker by the early 1990s. Initially, foreign users like Spain and Canada embraced SEATs to a greater extent than in the U.S.
Since that time, variants of the AT-802 have found the sweet spot in SEAT work. [Read more…]