I can’t imagine the FAA approving the use of a bridge deck to launch an airshow routine. But there it is… in Budapest. [Read more...]
Private pilots have been legally sharing the expenses of flights for decades. So when ride-sharing website Flytenow co-founders Alan Guichard and Matt Voska set up shop to make it easier for pilots and passengers to connect for aviation adventures, they sought an interpretation of the expense-sharing rules and exceptions from the FAA to make sure all was OK.
What they received was a “huge shock,” said Guichard.
Bruce Bohannon made a name for himself as a race, aerobatic and time-to-climb pilot. Remember ‘Pushy Galore’ or the ‘Exxon Flyin Tiger’? Well, then you remember Bruce. Well, he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and put his own “spin” on it. [Read more...]
The FAA has drawn the ire of model aircraft hobbyists and UAV manufacturers. A trio of lawsuits were filed against the FAA Friday that challenge “a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights.” Read more at The Seattle Times.
Super-slow-motion aerobatics is a video trend I really enjoy. Seeing the details of the smoke and the control surface deflections is a real treat. Here’s a silent super-slo-mo from airshow pilot Skip Stewart.
I’m still recovering from AirVenture 2014 but seeing this YouTube video (thank you Slick) makes me ready to go back…
Enjoy 5:54 from a most magical place.
France’s Technicon Design came up with a creative new jet concept… no windows. Instead, the design team, “quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from
the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment on flexible screens, which cover the walls and ceiling of the cabin, via external cameras. The user experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the environment outside, giving an unhindered panoramic view.” [Read more...]