The March print issues of General Aviation News will focus on airshows and fly-ins, so we’re asking our readers about their favorites. Is there a show or fly-in you look forward to every year? What makes it special? Any tips for those who want to join in the fun about flying into the field or what to look forward to once at the fly-in? And don’t forget to send us your favorite fly-in photos! We’ll run some in print, as well as online. Send the photos and comments to email@example.com or reply below in the Comments.
Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich., avionics team recently rolled out an off-site avionics service that allows aircraft owners in the Chicago area to schedule avionics line service in their hangars and at their airports instead of at one of Duncan Aviation’s maintenance facilities.
Duncan Aviation also staffs an engine Rapid Response Team (RRT) in the Chicago area. Duncan Aviation engine service offices support AOG engine emergencies and scheduled engine maintenance at its facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Battle Creek, with RRTs supporting owners in the field.
The accident happened in El Reno, Okla., when the pilot of the Cessna 140 was receiving a checkout in the tailwheel airplane. During the takeoff roll he pushed the control yoke forward to lift the tail off the ground. When the tail came up, he lost directional control. [Read more…]
Later this week I’ll be flying from Lakeland, Florida to Lowcountry Regional Airport in South Carolina. I’m flying there in a shiny, nearly new, totally rebuilt Cessna 152.
As hard as it may be to believe, I’ll be meeting a new friend who will be flying an almost identical airplane in from the frozen north. I suppose we’ll hang out for a bit, grab a bite to eat, and maybe even stay overnight in this quaint southern town. Then we’ll fly home again.
The only twist is that I’ll be flying home in the airplane he flew down and he’ll be flying north in the one I flew up from Florida. The whole trip is something of a hand-off. A swap. [Read more…]
Another fifty hours, another oil change. You know you have to do it. You know it’s a normal expense of operating your aircraft, but do you truly know why you do it? Anthony Arispe, the staff A&P at The HD Pilot, spells it all out in his new blog post.
MONACA, Pa. — The first in the region, Community College of Beaver County’s new Aviation Academy for high school students recently welcomed the inaugural class of 27 students from nine county school districts. [Read more…]