The FAA has updated its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C., to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft, also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). [Read more…]
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems reports it is making steady progress in its push toward FAA certification.
The company, which completed ground and flight tests on two concept engines last spring, has incorporated a number of refinements in the first pre-production engine, which recently passed the 100-hour mark in ground tests. [Read more…]
ASA‘s new Combined Commercial and Flight Instructor Syllabus is now available as a free download.
The syllabus covers all necessary flight proficiency skills a pilot needs to meet the requirements for an initial commercial pilot certificate and an initial flight instructor certificate, with an airplane category and single-engine land class rating. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that, before the flight, he conducted a preflight inspection but that he did not verify the fuel level in each fuel tank of the Beech A45.
During the initial climb, the engine lost power, and he then performed a 180° turn toward a field adjacent to the runway in Hollister, Calif. About halfway through the turn, he realized that insufficient altitude existed to complete the turn, and he subsequently initiated a forced landing on a road. [Read more…]
Jim Pantas sent in this photo, explaining: “I recently flew up to where my daughter, Nicole, was taking her checkride to give her moral support. This is a picture of the plane she took her checkride in and mine glistening in the sun right after she became a pilot.” [Read more…]
Don & Nicole Gutridge from Oakdale, California offer this tip for creating a great airshow: Find something unique to offer for entertainment and/or education.The Oakdale Airport O27 Open House, held in October, found this jaw-dropping performance to showcase. You can view our 2015 Oakdale Flying Display with Greg Milosevich here:
Something memorable or safety related is always good. We also gave over 100 Young Eagles flights and included a Civil Air Patrol educational booth.
General aviation’s advocacy groups are lobbying the House of Representatives, asking congressional members to oppose legislation that would make it harder for veterans to pursue aviation careers.
H.R. 3016, the Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, would cap flight training tuition and fee benefits at $20,235, a move a Feb. 9 letter warns will “cause immediate and alarming changes to collegiate flight-training degree benefits for our nation’s military veterans.” [Read more…]