Poking around our media vault this weekend and found this 24-second gem of Palmer, Alaska’s Frank Knapp at the 2014 Valdez Fly-In & Airshow. [Read more…]
“The drone industry – in 2014 – delivered enough units to more than double the entire number of aircraft in the United States,” says NoFlyZone.org founder Ben Marcus. “And that, for many people, is a privacy issue.”
With that, Marcus – an ATP-rated pilot, flight instructor and co-founder of aircraft brokerage firm jetAVIVA, launched NoFlyZone.org. “Most of the major drone manufacturers are including a no-fly database of airports in their software. We are adding other types of sites to the no-fly database, including individually opted-out properties.” [Read more…]
We don’t need to attract every kid, just the next kid… or three.
Seventeen-year-old Ella, 16-year-old Jonathan and 15-year-old Benjamin Robbins are passionate about aviation. The homeschooled trio from Ferndale, Wash., have been designing and building their own radio-controlled aircraft for several years. [Read more…]
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…]