Fatigue: The pilot’s common cold

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

Returning from a short tropical vacation, I barely napped on the transatlantic red-eye. It was the night before my third airplane instructional flight. During the ground lesson, I thought I was hiding my jetlag pretty well from my instructor. It... Continue Reading →

The importance of the preflight

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

By MICHAEL MAGNELL  I have been following the story about the 15-year-old boy from San Jose who stowed away in the main landing gear wheel well of an Hawaiian Airlines B767 going to Honolulu. Here is one amazing aspect of... Continue Reading →

Environmental groups file yet another anti-avgas petition

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three environmental groups filed a petition April 22 asking the Environmental Protection Agency to take action against the continued use of leaded aviation gasoline. Continue Reading →

Backcountry Pilot: The Approach – Takeoff

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

“Backcountry takeoffs are probably one of the least talked about segments of operation in the backcountry, which is unfortunate as they’re the most limiting and critical part of a flight,” begins the second installment – Takeoff – of The Approach... Continue Reading →

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AirFest takes to the skies over Durant, Oklahoma

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

The Take to the Skies AirFest returned to Durant, Oklahoma, for its second year March 29. Continue Reading →

Super Legend launched in Lakeland

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas – American Legend Aircraft Co. launched its Lycoming-powered Super Legend on the grounds of SUN ‘n FUN 2014, with the arrival of three new aircraft. Continue Reading →

Great War Flying Museum to bring aircraft to Oshkosh

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Four replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA’s World War I aviation centennial activities at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 fly-in, which will be held... Continue Reading →

Bosch Aviation opens for business at AWO

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

ARLINGTON, Wash. — Bosch Aviation, a new aircraft maintenance and parts business has recently opened its hangar doors at the Arlington Airport (KAWO). Continue Reading →

Trine Aerospace & Defense gets FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Trine Aerospace & Defense has earned FAA Part 145 approval as a certified repair station. Based at the Colorado Springs (KCOS) airport, Trine Aerospace & Defense offers engineering, manufacturing, and aircraft modification on general aviation, commercial,... Continue Reading →

Intersection takeoff goes bad

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Lake Wales, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with his CFI. Continue Reading →

The Frugal Pilot: Multitask flying

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

The retail price of avgas continues to climb with fewer refineries supplying it. Aircraft parts, never cheap, increase in cost each year. Smaller airports close and larger airports raise hangar rents. Fewer private pilots are flying today than 10years ago,... Continue Reading →

A type club for type clubs

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Need some information about an SX300? Thinking of buying a Sonex or a Sportsman? You can find a wealth of information on all these types — plus a whole lot more — through the Type Club Coalition. Continue Reading →

Pilot Welcome Center opens at KFHR

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR) in Washington state, has opened a new Pilot Welcome Center in the northeast corner of the airport next to the guest tie-down area. Continue Reading →

West Star Aviation to open new maintenance facility at ALN

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

West Star Aviation is nearing completion of its new 47,000-square-foot maintenance facility at its East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location. In addition to the new maintenance facility, the multimillion dollar expansion includes a 14,000-square-foot wood shop and 6,000-square-foot accessory repair shop,... Continue Reading →

S-TEC and Chelton Flight Systems acquired in management buyout

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems and S‐TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout. Continue Reading →

News

The importance of the preflight

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By MICHAEL MAGNELL  I have been following the story about the 15-year-old boy from San Jose who stowed away in the main landing gear wheel well of an Hawaiian Airlines B767 going to Honolulu. Here is one amazing aspect of... Continue Reading →

Opinion

Fatigue: The pilot’s common cold

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Returning from a short tropical vacation, I barely napped on the transatlantic red-eye. It was the night before my third airplane instructional flight. During the ground lesson, I thought I was hiding my jetlag pretty well from my instructor. It... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

Super Legend launched in Lakeland

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SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas – American Legend Aircraft Co. launched its Lycoming-powered Super Legend on the grounds of SUN ‘n FUN 2014, with the arrival of three new aircraft. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Intersection takeoff goes bad

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Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Lake Wales, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with his CFI. Continue Reading →

Products

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Looking for an easier way to bend sheet metal? Tired of your homemade bender brake not working? Now available is a bench bender brake from Aircraft Tool Supply. Continue Reading →