Smitty Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com must have had a great time at the Texas Antique Aircraft Fly-In in Gainesville, Texas, as he has sent us lots of very cool photos from this show, including this one. He explains: “This is Cindy Ann! I’m not sure what she is, but she’s certainly a looker, complete with headsets and everything.” [Read more…]
By DAVID NIXON
When you find yourself going out of town, you usually ask a neighbor to keep an eye on things around your house. But when you have an airport to run and you are gone for months at a time, who do you ask?
A few years ago when Jack and Georgia Hoffman, the owner/operators of the Sandy River Airport (03S) in Sandy, Oregon, were faced with finding someone to help out with the day-to-day running of the airport, they did not go far afield to find help. In fact, they didn’t even have to ask anyone — airport local Paul LaPlante volunteered. [Read more…]
For 10 years, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has been operating commercial weightless flights in a specially modified Boeing-727 aircraft, known as G-FORCE ONE. In recognition of the anniversary, everyone who buys seats on the ZERO-G Experience scheduled to fly in 2015 will receive a 20% discount off of the $4,950 retail price. [Read more…]
The TriFan 600 is a 2015 Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award Winner in the aerospace category.
Popular Science annually selects the 100 greatest innovations of the year, each representing a significant step forward in their respective categories. The TriFan 600 and other honorees are celebrated in the magazine’s December issue, on newsstands now. [Read more…]
L-3 Aviation Products reported at last week’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention that its Lynx NGT-9000 and NGT-2500 models of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products have been certified by the FAA to interface with the Aspen Evolution line of Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) and Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) for general aviation aircraft. [Read more…]
Phillips 66 Aviation has partnered with FlightBridge, a software platform that streamlines the process of booking and managing all general aviation related services, including hotel and car rental bookings, limousine reservations and catering requests.
The web-based tool consolidates all ancillary services under one platform, allowing customer service representatives at FBOs to spend less time on the phone, and more time engaging with customers, company officials noted. [Read more…]
The Cessna 150L pilot reported that, before departure, she checked the fuel gauges and estimated that the fuel tanks were just under 1/2 full and contained no less than 10 gallons of fuel. (The total fuel capacity was 26 gallons, of which 3.5 gallons were unusable.)
She was unable to measure the fuel because she had dropped the measuring stick into the fuel tank. [Read more…]