The newly released ForeFlight 8 includes a number of new enhancements to its integrated electronic pilot logbook, including Flight Sharing, Remote Signing, Progress Reports, and Logbook Connect. [Read more…]
In what company officials are calling an aviation industry first, Hartzell Propeller has extended the warranty on its Top Prop conversion propellers all the way through first overhaul.
This is the longest warranty for propellers offered anywhere in the general aviation industry, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The competition was fierce, but the AIR scholarship committee ultimately decided on an aircraft dispatcher who stood out from the rest of the applications, Caitlin Lyons. [Read more…]
Electroair has received approval for the 6-cylinder Mag Timing Housing (MTH) to be used on Lycoming 540 O and IO applications.
The MTH replaces the impulse coupled magneto on the 540 engines and makes installation easier than using the previously approved Crank Sensor Trigger Wheel (CSTW), company officials noted. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — Lynk Remote Technologies unveiled the HangarBot solution at AirVenture, which provides users the ability to control, automate, and secure general aviation hangars from anywhere in the world with network connectivity, anytime.
The solution consists of two main components, a HangarBot hub and a HangarBot mobile app. [Read more…]
Witnesses reported seeing the private pilot begin the takeoff from the airport in Gasport, N.Y., in the Flight Design CT-SW light-sport airplane. During the rotation, the LSA appeared to pitch up higher than normal, followed by up-and-down pitch oscillations and left bank oscillations. It climbed no higher than about 75 feet.
The LSA began a slow left bank, which was not consistent with a normal takeoff procedure, before hitting trees south of the runway in a left-wing-low attitude.
The pilot told his son before he died that the airplane experienced flight control issues related to the autopilot. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) reported several updates to the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) it pioneered for the Dynon EFIS-D10A, an STC that was originally announced at SUN ‘n FUN at Lakeland, Florida, in April.
The Accessible Safety STC, which is now available to EAA members for $100 each, has been expanded. In addition to the Cessna and Piper aircraft first announced in April, several more models of each aircraft are now eligible. It now includes the Cessna 175, 177 and 182 series, as well as the Piper PA-24 and PA-32 series. Additional aircraft outside these two manufacturers are expected to be added soon. [Read more…]