At 80 mph, the Mars Water Bombers can take on 6,000 gallons of water in 26 seconds. The four-engine firefighter is a wonder to marvel. [Read more…]
GlobalAir.com blogger Sarina Houston’s latest post about preflight tasks notes that general aviation pilots going on a familiar flights often do a preflight that’s “quick and dirty,” sometimes including only a brief check of weather and a quick walk-around of the aircraft. But there are required items in a preflight — familiar with the acronym NWKRAFT? – that all pilots must do before taking off. Check out the post here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will testify at an Aviation Subcommittee hearing next week on reauthorization of the agency. [Read more…]
A lineman who spoke with the pilot/owner of the Beech E90 before its departure from Casa Grande Airport in Arizona reported that the pilot stated that he and a flight instructor were going out to practice for about an hour. [Read more…]
You don’t need to own a vintage airplane to benefit from a type club or aircraft owners group. The owners of Flight Design CTs have one of the most active owners associations in existence — not bad for an airplane that arrived in the United States on the first wave of the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) rule created in 2004. [Read more…]