Is there an STC for a primer system for my engine?

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Q: I have been looking for a possible STC to install a primer system on a O-320-A2D. Would you know of one? JERRY BARNHILL, Longville, La. Continue Reading →

AOPA launches first member fly-in this Saturday

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest member-aviation organization, will host the first of seven fly-ins for 2014 at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds of aircraft are expected in San Marcos, and... Continue Reading →

New book: Area 51 – Black Jets

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Area 51, until recently, was the worst-kept U.S. government secret. We all knew it existed, but the mystery of the place remained, and still does. Bill Yenne’s book, “Area 51 Black Jets – A History of the Aircraft Developed at... Continue Reading →

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

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German government funds research to increase GA cabin safety

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

The German Ministry of Economic Affairs has granted funding for a research project that aims at developing a modular “SafetyBox” cabin safety system for light aircraft. The new system will provide a safety cage around the occupants of an aircraft,... Continue Reading →

Mission Aviation Fellowship finalist for Lightspeed award

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is one of 15 nonprofit organizations named as finalists in Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s Pilot’s Choice Awards. The charities are competing for grants based on the number of online votes each receives. Continue Reading →

First-ever California Pilot Safety Tour takes off

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

PilotSafety.org is touring Central and Northern California in the next week providing free FAA Wings Safety Classes and safety information from Camarillo to Eureka. Continue Reading →

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Cessna celebrates 100th Grand Caravan EX delivery

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Cessna is celebrating the milestone delivery of the 100th Cessna Grand Caravan EX. Continue Reading →

Take Flight 5K at GMU

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

The annual Take Flight 5K will take to the runway at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina on May 24. Continue Reading →

Continental exports flight training model to Europe

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

After a year and half of testing its dual site flight training approach, Zulu Flight Training is exporting its model to Europe. Continue Reading →

Poor approach for Piper

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Eaton, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway. Continue Reading →

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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Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Is there an STC for a primer system for my engine?

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Q: I have been looking for a possible STC to install a primer system on a O-320-A2D. Would you know of one? JERRY BARNHILL, Longville, La. Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

AOPA launches first member fly-in this Saturday

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest member-aviation organization, will host the first of seven fly-ins for 2014 at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds of aircraft are expected in San Marcos, and... Continue Reading →

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Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor approach for Piper

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Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Eaton, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway. Continue Reading →

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New book: Area 51 – Black Jets

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Area 51, until recently, was the worst-kept U.S. government secret. We all knew it existed, but the mystery of the place remained, and still does. Bill Yenne’s book, “Area 51 Black Jets – A History of the Aircraft Developed at... Continue Reading →