The FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Remote Pilot: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems is now available from ASA in print format. [Read more…]
The pilot/owner reported that, while on final approach to the airport in New Orleans, the Piper PA28-161’s engine experienced a total loss of power.
He was unable to restart the engine, and the airplane was unable to glide to the runway, so he subsequently ditched the airplane into a lake. The pilot evacuated the airplane and swam to shore; the airplane sank into the lake but was subsequently recovered. [Read more…]
As I perused the Body Mass Index chart recently, I was aghast to find that I have slid just over the line that separated the overweight from the obese category.
Yikes! Sure, I can log 25 miles on my bicycle without undue discomfort. Even at my advanced age I can still do a dozen pushups without great difficulty. Heck, I continue to climb in and out of a J3 Cub without the support of a step ladder, a personal assistant, or a complicated winching mechanism.
I had no idea I was such a mess.
To console myself following this traumatic discovery, I stopped by the supermarket on the way home to pick up a few essentials…and a small pie.
It’s my firm belief that pie is the ultimate food. [Read more…]
OKLAHOMA CITY — Twenty four organizations were recently awarded Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants or contracts totaling more than $218,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC).
The funds will be used to expose more school-aged children in Oklahoma to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, particularly those in aerospace and aviation. [Read more…]
Have you ever walked away from the airport and forgot to log your flight and how long it was?
Pilot Partner now integrates with FlightAware through the FlightXML API to provide an opportunity to automatically create flight logbook entries from FlightAware flight tracks.
Pilot Partner also automatically attaches the FlightAware flight track image to your flight in your logbook. [Read more…]
DENVER – Ross Aviation has signed an agreement with Go Rentals to offer car rental services at four of its new FBO locations — KTRM, KSDL, KIAD and KHPN.
The FBO is offering triple AVTRIP Points per gallon at all locations through Oct. 31, while Go Rentals is offering double AVTRIP Points on car rentals through Aug. 31.