Glen Bradley recently sent in this photo of a Cessna 175. [Read more…]
It’s been said for many years the private pilot certificate is a license to learn.
The underlying intent of the statement holds that with a private pilot certificate we have the freedom to get out and fly, to gain experience, and through that experience we might become better pilots.
That was the idea, anyway. In actual practice, not all experience leads to beneficial instruction. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have jointly filed a motion to intervene in a case before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the continuing operation of Santa Monica Municipal Airport in Southern California. [Read more…]
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has declared September 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Kansas, general aviation and community airports contribute over $13.5 billion annually to the state’s economy. [Read more…]
The Cessna 172 pilot was using an iPad for navigation, and mistakenly landed in a field near Watertown, Conn., rather than his intended destination, an airport with a turf runway. [Read more…]
Bob Martin sent in this photo, snapped during a flight Sept. 25, 2016. He writes: “The fall harvest was proceeding at a rapid pace on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Mason County, Ill. The horizon was filled with dozens of dust devils created by combines chewing up the landscape at a dizzying pace.” [Read more…]