NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) mounted the first in a series of pre-production diesel engines on a test stand, and turned the key on Sept. 20.
“The engine started smoothly and ran great,” said Michael Fuchs, president and CEO. “We will begin the testing procedures tomorrow.” [Read more…]
PerriQuest has introduced Laser Defense Eyewear, laser-blocking glasses with low-vision-impact and precision filter technology that provide protection against the threat of laser flashing incidents.
Designed with pilots, U.S. military personnel, law enforcement and transportation workers in mind, PerriQuest Laser Defense Eyewear provides protection from red, green and blue lasers, while maintaining color discrimination for the wearer to fly and operate cockpit display systems. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Board has released the final agenda, including the participants’ names and affiliations, for its forum, Humans and Hardware: Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control. The event will be held Oct.14 in Washington, D.C., and streamed live online.
In addition, the NTSB is inviting pilots and others in the aviation safety community to send their questions related to inflight loss of control issues to LOCForum@ntsb.gov. Questions must be submitted via email not later than 3 pm ET Oct. 13. [Read more…]
A review of air traffic control recordings indicated that, after the Glasair Sportsman GS-2 crossed over the mountains, the pilot checked in with the Denver terminal radar approach controller and expressed concern about the weather at her destination airport.
After receiving weather for a closer airport, which included visibility 1.5 miles in mist with a 400-foot overcast ceiling, she changed her destination to that airport. About three minutes later, she asked the controller if other pilots had reported icing during descent, and the controller responded that other pilots had reported icing in cloud tops about 9,000 feet mean sea level (msl). [Read more…]
Women in Aviation held its Girls in Aviation Day Saturday, Sept. 26, and officials says it was a huge success (See for yourself in the photos below).
“Because of our hard-working, dedicated members, thousands of girls were introduced to aviation as a career and lifestyle. We will continue to plant the seeds to grow the aviation community.
Girls in Aviation Day by the numbers: [Read more…]
A fundraising campaign has launched to create an Able Flight scholarship to honor Tyrell Rhodes, an Able Flight pilot who passed away from cancer Sept. 4.
The Tyrell Rhodes Memorial Scholarship will honor the young aviator, who earned his wings in 2012 thanks to an Able Flight scholarship. The non-profit Able Flight gives scholarships to disabled people to pay for their flight training.
Able Flight’s founder Charles Stites tells Tyrell’s story: [Read more…]
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Lycoming Engines has been included as part of the Aviation Climate Solutions collection of 100 examples of how the aviation industry is collaborating to cut carbon dioxide emissions and help reduce its impact on climate changer
Lycoming received this recognition for its ion nitriding project, which enabled the company to significantly reduce its environmental impact versus the previous process. [Read more…]