Max Lightsey of Orlando, Florida, sent in this photo of Fat Albert, the transport aircraft for the Blue Angels. He explains: “The Lockheed Martin C-130T “Hercules” (AKA: “Fat Albert”) smokes the tires performing a short-field, assault landing at the Melbourne Air and Space Show on March 21, 2015.” [Read more…]
George Gould, an A&P/IA at Scholes Field in Galveston, Texas, noted that the most overlooked preflight item is a tire pressure check. [Read more…]
A good new year’s resolution for a frugal pilot is to determine how much his or her flying habit REALLY costs.
No, not the number that you tell your significant-other (or the tax collector), the actual costs of owning or renting and flying an airplane. Calculating those costs annually is a good way to discover whether you’re getting the most for each dollar you spend on flying.
Knowing the numbers doesn’t mean that you’re going to dramatically cut back — in fact, it may mean you spend more on some expenses.
However, it does mean that you are focusing on value. Remember, a frugal pilot isn’t cheap. She or he seeks value, safety, and fun. [Read more…]
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Windecker Aircraft’s American R&D facility will follow up the successful restoration of a 1969 Windecker Eagle with a clean sheet design for a new composite, high performance, single engine, low wing, four-seat aircraft. [Read more…]
As part of the sixth annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, a global aviation awareness week for girls of any age, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) is offering Apple Watches, iPad Minis, custom jackets and custom silk scarves to girls and women who dare to step out of bounds and try flying in a GA aircraft (maximum six seats) from March 7-13, 2016 anywhere in the world.
“All aviation vocations begin with a passion for flight,” says Mireille Goyer, iWOAW’s founder and president. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — Imagine yourself in the cockpit of an aircraft that flew to the edge of space or at the controls of a plane that demonstrated new ideas in stealth technology. Now, with a little help from technology, you can explore inside aircraft at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Among the most recent additions to the free ACI Cockpit360º app, available from the museum and AeroCapture Images, are the North American X-15A-2, one of only two left in the world, and the Northrop Tacit Blue, which tested advanced radar sensors and new ideas in stealth technology in the 1980s. [Read more…]
WATERFORD, Mich. — Pentastar Aviation has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the articulating yoke mount for Apple iPad to include Cessna Citation models.
The update of the FAA Approved Model List (AML) allows Pentastar Aviation to install the specially engineered iPad mounts on Citation 500, 550, S550, 560, and 560XL model aircraft. [Read more…]
The Bellanca 17-30A was cruising at 8,500 feet when the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot switched the fuel selector from the auxiliary tank to the left main fuel tank.
During the transition, the engine experienced another loss of power. [Read more…]