Jason Clearwaters sent in this photo of the Randolph County Airport (I22) in Indiana at dawn. “This was the first runway in the country to utilized medium intensity LED runway lights,” he reports. [Read more…]
It is no surprise to anyone that aviation has become expensive. Some four-seat, single-engine airplanes retail for nearly $1 million! Those airplanes are fast, comfortable, and superbly equipped, but at those prices few pilots have a large enough budget to allow for purchase of a new aircraft.
The great news is that not all airplanes are so costly. While you may not cruise at 200 mph, an entire field of airplanes is available from $15,000 to $200,000. Yes, $15,000 for a ready-to-fly three-axis aircraft, with hundreds operating successfully. In the $65,000 to $150,000 Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) space, many handsome choices are available.
Is an LSA still too pricey for you? Or, are you wary about an airplane that costs only $15,000? Well, how about something entirely new? [Read more…]
Following a full-stop landing at an airport in Houston, the Cirrus SR22 pilot taxied the airplane from the runway toward an FBO and then reported to the FBO that the brakes were hot before getting to his parking spot.
Several FBO personnel reported to the control tower operator that the airplane appeared to be on fire. [Read more…]
Regular contributor Hayman Tam sent in these photos from the third annual Open House at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) in California. He reports that thousands of residents flocked to the airport for the event.
With gorgeous weather, this one-day event was a great opportunity for the community to interact with many of the airport businesses. [Read more…]