On the student pilot’s second solo landing at the airport in Belen, N.M., the Piper PA 28-140 landed hard and bounced twice.
The flight instructor, standing on the side of the runway, radioed instructions to go-around. [Read more…]
Want to add an inspirational flair to your 2016 holiday greeting cards? Now available from the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron are holiday cards that share the inspiration of the Tuskegee Airmen. All proceeds go to support the squadron’s education and outreach programs, including its Rise Above traveling exhibit. [Read more…]
Aviation International News is reporting that the FAA has subpoenaed the city of Santa Monica and issued a notice of investigation into the city’s efforts to evict the two main fuel providers at Santa Monica Airport.
“These actions may be causing, and appear intended to cause, impairment of the airport, including but not limited to, a de facto closure of the airport in violation of applicable law,” the agency told the city in a Sept. 26 notice of investigation (NOI), according to the report. Read the full report here.
The pilot/builder of the experimental amateur-built, tailwheel-equipped Pitts S1S had just completed a flight as part of phase one flight testing.
He reported an uneventful approach to landing at the airport in Sedona, Ariz., with the main landing gear touching down first.
However, as soon as the tailwheel made contact with the runway, the airplane yawed violently to the right. The pilot applied full left rudder and brake control input, but the plane did not respond, and departed the runway, descending down an embankment. [Read more…]
Glen Bradley recently sent in this photo of a Cessna 175. [Read more…]