Citing the FAA’s paperwork backlog and its lack of available inspectors, the Experimental Aircraft Association has filed for an exemption to the Jan. 31, 2008, deadline for the conversion of two-place or “fat” ultralights to certification under the Experimental-Light Sport Aircraft category.
More than half of the world’s turboprop airplanes are King Airs, which makes the popular Beech line a vast market for the winglets being offered by BLR Aerospace of Everett, Wash.
Kitfox Aircraft has broken ground on a new 5,000-square-foot facility at Homedale Airport (S66) in Homedale, Idaho.
The Antique Airplane Association, in tandem with the Air Power Museum, will host the 2008 Invitational Fly-In at Antique Airfield (IA27), in Blakesburg, Iowa.
NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation have teamed to award the largest technology prize ever offered for general aviation.
A bronze sculpture of Neil Armstrong was recently unveiled at Indiana’s Purdue University.
Simulator manufacturer Frasca International celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
These January 2006 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
I believe Paul McBride may have given some bad advice regarding not pulling the prop through on engines that are not being used regularly (“Ask Paul: Prepare your plane for winter,” Nov. 9 issue). Unless Teledyne Continental Motors changed its policy recently, it “requires” the prop be pulled through every seven days or the warranty is void. Lycoming may have a different policy.
Can someone please help? I know of a crashed American DC-3 in the jungles of New Guinea and wish to know where we might find the plate with the manufacturer’s details and the aircraft serial number.