Duncan Aviation has opened its San Antonio, Texas, avionics work-away location.
The new site is on the southeast side of the San Antonio International Airport.
Greg Ashpaugh, who began his career at Duncan Aviation as a crew lead at the Dallas Satellite facility 13 years ago, will be working in San Antonio and traveling to customer’s aircraft to make avionics repairs and installations as needed, company officials noted.
A friend of the commercial pilot reported that the purpose of the personal flight was to relocate the Beech S35 to an airport about 19 miles northeast of the departure airport, where it could be stored in a hangar while the pilot was on an extended trip overseas.
He added that the pilot attempted to complete the flight the day before the accident but he was unable to start the airplane because the battery required servicing. The battery was serviced the morning of the accident. [Read more…]
While at AirVenture 2016, contributing writing Tom Snow captured this photo of a custom motorcycle powered by a radial engine. He calls it a “radical radial ride.” [Read more…]
A rare and sometimes blinding sight awaited visitors to the Vintage aircraft parking area at the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s AirVenture 2016 as likely the largest-ever gathering of Spartan Model 7W Executives were featured in the front row to celebrate the type’s 80th anniversary.
Eight of the 20 remaining examples of the original 34 produced were together at Oshkosh this year, and since most of the rare planes are polished to a mirror finish, they were almost impossible to look at and photograph in bright sunlight. [Read more…]
The FAA recently published more details about its $500 ADS-B Rebate program, which is expected to come online in late September. The incentive program is designed to help general aviation aircraft owners meet the ADS-B Out mandate ahead of the 2020 deadline, and to help with equipment and installation costs.
Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for one year from the fall 2016 launch or until 20,000 are claimed, whichever comes first, according to FAA officials.
While the ADS-B rebate Program Reservation System is not yet available, you can start the rebate process now by doing the following: [Read more…]
Photographers are invited to participate in aviation workshops in conjunction with Atlanta Warbirds Weekend (AWW), Sept. 24 and 25 at Dekalb Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Ga.
3G Aviation Media photo workshops are scheduled Saturday with an additional editing workshop and a sunrise photo shoot on Sunday.
New this year is an air-to-air photo experience on Saturday. [Read more…]
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War One aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and more. [Read more…]