During the takeoff roll, a hawk struck the Bellanca’s windscreen and then struck the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The plane veered to the right, exited the runway in Delavan, Wis., and nosed over. [Read more…]
Aaron Huffman repeatedly shined “a laser into the cockpit of a Washington State Patrol airplane,” over the Labor Day Holiday in 2014. On Tuesday, September 1 a judge sentenced Huffman to six months in jail. According to the The News Tribune story, this is not Huffman’s first run-in with the law. The judge went so far as to advise Huffman “to give up his young son for adoption.”
By ROBERT TALARCZYK
New Garden Flying Field (N57), located in beautiful Chester County, Pa., was transferred to the New Garden Township by the DuPont family. It is nestled in a valley surrounded by trees, layered landscapes, mushroom farms and is without fences. The airport is managed by Jon Martin, a dynamic leader and a gentleman, who proudly runs a very active young aviators program.
The 2015 airshow, held Aug. 22-23, was the 44th airshow; Jon has orchestrated the last nine. [Read more…]
The FAA published updated guidance on model aircraft operations Sept. 2 that reflect current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft.
Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57A replaces a previous guidance written in 1981.
The updated advisory circular reflects rules Congress wrote into Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, according to agency officials. [Read more…]
On Friday, Aug. 28, the Airshow of the Cascades, in Madras, Ore., had an awesome night show. But that is not news, as it happens all over the country.
What is news is that for the first time in the airshow’s 16-year history, the aerial acts had to be cancelled on Saturday, Aug. 29, because of a fire that started around 10 a.m. at Cove Palisades State Park, near Madras Airport, by improperly disposed of charcoal briquettes.
The fast-moving fire caused at least 100 people to flee, leaving behind their gear and trailers to be lost to the fire. [Read more…]