Keeping aircraft control surfaces – rudder, elevator and aileron – in a neutral position prevents damage. If not properly secured, wind can force a control surface from stop-to-stop, which can damage mounting points, hinges and more. To prevent this damage, Classic Aero is now producing the Luscombe Control Lock. [Read more…]
Feb. 28 sounds like a great day to be in Leesburg, Florida, especially if you happen to live in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. And if you are anywhere near Leesburg, you might want to check out Wipaire’s grand opening of its new Florida facility.
Those who attend have an opportunity to earn Wings credits, learn a thing or two about operations and safety and win some prizes. [Read more…]
According to DCNewsroom, on Sunday, January 25, 2015, “The Coast Guard launched crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point,” to intercept a Cirrus SR-22 enroute from California to Hawaii that would be ditching – fuel starvation – in the Pacific Ocean “230 miles north east of Maui.” Airailimages put together Coast Guard video of the ditching and subsequent recovery. [Read more…]
Owning, renting or borrowing an airplane can be complex – from both sides of the relationship – but help is available. Canada-based Buddypilots Aviation has recently launched buddypilots.com to serve everyone from FBOs and flight schools to partnerships, sole owner-operators and even non-owner pilots and mechanics. [Read more…]
Cdr. Leroy Robinson, a World War II naval aviator, flew in the Pacific Theatre and is a confirmed “Ace.” He also flew in the Korean Conflict and had a 32-year career at Delta Air Lines. In failing health now, most of his time is spent in his Civil War-era Tignall, Georgia, farmhouse.
The FAA is behind the power curve – big time – when it comes to the nascent (and rapidly growing) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) industry.
On Jan. 12 CNN announced a research agreement with the FAA to “to advance efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into newsgathering and reporting.”
As a distant cousin to mainstream media, I can imagine great uses for RPA in media. But media isn’t the only segment of society anxious to launch skyward.
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Sailors onboard the USS Vinson rang in 2015 with some “night ops” on December 31… [Read more…]