NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) mounted the first in a series of pre-production diesel engines on a test stand, and turned the key on Sept. 20.
“The engine started smoothly and ran great,” said Michael Fuchs, president and CEO. “We will begin the testing procedures tomorrow.” [Read more…]
PerriQuest has introduced Laser Defense Eyewear, laser-blocking glasses with low-vision-impact and precision filter technology that provide protection against the threat of laser flashing incidents.
Designed with pilots, U.S. military personnel, law enforcement and transportation workers in mind, PerriQuest Laser Defense Eyewear provides protection from red, green and blue lasers, while maintaining color discrimination for the wearer to fly and operate cockpit display systems. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Board has released the final agenda, including the participants’ names and affiliations, for its forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. The event will be held Oct.14 in Washington, D.C., and streamed live online.
In addition, the NTSB is inviting pilots and others in the aviation safety community to send their questions related to inflight loss of control issues to LOCForum@ntsb.gov. Questions must be submitted via email not later than 3 pm ET Oct. 13. [Read more…]
A review of air traffic control recordings indicated that, after the Glasair Sportsman GS-2 crossed over the mountains, the pilot checked in with the Denver terminal radar approach controller and expressed concern about the weather at her destination airport.
After receiving weather for a closer airport, which included visibility 1.5 miles in mist with a 400-foot overcast ceiling, she changed her destination to that airport. About three minutes later, she asked the controller if other pilots had reported icing during descent, and the controller responded that other pilots had reported icing in cloud tops about 9,000 feet mean sea level (msl). [Read more…]
Women in Aviation held its Girls in Aviation Day Saturday, Sept. 26, and officials says it was a huge success (See for yourself in the photos below).
“Because of our hard-working, dedicated members, thousands of girls were introduced to aviation as a career and lifestyle. We will continue to plant the seeds to grow the aviation community.
Girls in Aviation Day by the numbers: [Read more…]
Prior to 1927, many well-informed people — as well as the general public — continued to think of aviation as a stunt to be marveled at or an amusement, but not something of concrete accomplishment.
These attitudes changed during 1927 with many epic flights that proved the capability of modern aircraft and powerplants — flights that saw distance and duration records broken on a regular basis.
Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic to Paris was the first epic flight to grip the attention of the public. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will host four regional fly-ins, all in new locations, for 2016.
AOPA has selected the following dates and locations for its 2016 AOPA Fly-Ins:
- May 21: Michael J. Smith Field (MRH) in Beaufort, North Carolina;
- Aug. 20: Bremerton National Airport (PWT) in Bremerton, Washington;
- Sept. 17: WK Kellogg Airport (BTL) in Battle Creek, Michigan;
- Oct. 1: Earnest A. Love Field (PRC) in Prescott, Arizona
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the success of the AOPA Fly-Ins, so we’re excited to bring them to brand new locations, with new seminars, social events, and activities for 2016,” said AOPA President Mark Baker.
The 2016 events will be the first AOPA has held in North Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona. Previously AOPA has visited California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.
The 2016 locations were selected from among numerous detailed proposals submitted by airports nationwide. AOPA has hosted a fly-in at its Frederick, Maryland,headquarters for the past two years, but has decided to visit a different mid-Atlantic location in 2016.
“We wanted to be able to visit another fun airport within reach of the greater Washington, D.C., area and meet folks who might not be able to make it to Frederick,” said Baker. “So for 2016, we’ll spend a weekend in North Carolina instead. But we also know our members enjoy coming home to headquarters, so we’ll definitely return to Maryland in the future.”
Features for 2016 fly-ins include:
- Barnstormers Party on Friday night with food and entertainment
- Free on-field camping at all four 2016 fly-in locations
- Traditional pancake breakfast cooked and served by local pilots and volunteers
- Lunch with a variety of offerings available from gourmet food trucks and local restaurants
- Dozens of aircraft displays and exhibitors
- New seminars, speakers, and a Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker
- Free AOPA Rusty Pilots seminar
Visit the 2016 AOPA Fly-In webpage to learn more as additional information becomes available. Those planning to attend one or more fly-ins will be able to pre-register beginning in early 2016.
There is no charge to attend AOPA Fly-Ins, which are funded by donations to the AOPA Foundation and through contributions from AOPA’s sponsors and partners.
AOPA has already begun exploring 2017 locations, and airports that want to be considered should contact Chris Eads, AOPA director of outreach and events, at email@example.com for more information.
“We have many more states and communities to visit, so we are particularly hoping to receive strong proposals from airports in Florida, the Midwest, and the South Central United States,” Eads said.
A fundraising campaign has launched to create an Able Flight scholarship to honor Tyrell Rhodes, an Able Flight pilot who passed away from cancer Sept. 4.
The Tyrell Rhodes Memorial Scholarship will honor the young aviator, who earned his wings in 2012 thanks to an Able Flight scholarship. The non-profit Able Flight gives scholarships to disabled people to pay for their flight training.
Able Flight’s founder Charles Stites tells Tyrell’s story: [Read more…]