A new Harris Poll survey commissioned by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has confirmed that business aviation is utilized mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops or small jets to maximize employee efficiency and productivity while providing travel schedule flexibility.
The poll, released at last week’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, also confirmed that a broad mix of employees – not primarily top executives – fly on business aircraft, which usually travel to community airports that usually have little or no scheduled airline service. [Read more…]
Garmin has introduced the GAD 27, a small, lightweight and solid state integrated controller that provides a solution to many of the typical airframe interfacing needs.
With the GAD 27, pilots are provided a consolidated system that would otherwise require multiple adapter modules, which streamlines configuration of experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), company officials noted. [Read more…]
The latest edition of the FAA’s Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16A) is now available from ASA.
This new edition supersedes the previous version (FAA-H-8083-16), and contains substantial changes, updates, and reorganization of material that should be reviewed by anyone who flies under instrument flight rules (IFR) or will be flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), ASA officials note. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated private pilot obtained a computerized weather briefing about nine hours before he departed on a night cross-country flight in a Piper PA28-181.
At that time, neither ice nor low visibility conditions were forecast along his intended flight route. He did not obtain any additional weather information before takeoff or while en route. [Read more…]
Smitty Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com must have had a great time at the Texas Antique Aircraft Fly-In in Gainesville, Texas, as he has sent us lots of very cool photos from this show, including this one. He explains: “This is Cindy Ann! I’m not sure what she is, but she’s certainly a looker, complete with headsets and everything.” [Read more…]
By DAVID NIXON
When you find yourself going out of town, you usually ask a neighbor to keep an eye on things around your house. But when you have an airport to run and you are gone for months at a time, who do you ask?
A few years ago when Jack and Georgia Hoffman, the owner/operators of the Sandy River Airport (03S) in Sandy, Oregon, were faced with finding someone to help out with the day-to-day running of the airport, they did not go far afield to find help. In fact, they didn’t even have to ask anyone — airport local Paul LaPlante volunteered. [Read more…]
For 10 years, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has been operating commercial weightless flights in a specially modified Boeing-727 aircraft, known as G-FORCE ONE. In recognition of the anniversary, everyone who buys seats on the ZERO-G Experience scheduled to fly in 2015 will receive a 20% discount off of the $4,950 retail price. [Read more…]