George Gould, an A&P/IA at Scholes Field in Galveston, Texas, noted that the most overlooked preflight item is a tire pressure check. [Read more…]
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Windecker Aircraft’s American R&D facility will follow up the successful restoration of a 1969 Windecker Eagle with a clean sheet design for a new composite, high performance, single engine, low wing, four-seat aircraft. [Read more…]
As part of the sixth annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, a global aviation awareness week for girls of any age, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) is offering Apple Watches, iPad Minis, custom jackets and custom silk scarves to girls and women who dare to step out of bounds and try flying in a GA aircraft (maximum six seats) from March 7-13, 2016 anywhere in the world.
“All aviation vocations begin with a passion for flight,” says Mireille Goyer, iWOAW’s founder and president. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — Imagine yourself in the cockpit of an aircraft that flew to the edge of space or at the controls of a plane that demonstrated new ideas in stealth technology. Now, with a little help from technology, you can explore inside aircraft at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Among the most recent additions to the free ACI Cockpit360º app, available from the museum and AeroCapture Images, are the North American X-15A-2, one of only two left in the world, and the Northrop Tacit Blue, which tested advanced radar sensors and new ideas in stealth technology in the 1980s. [Read more…]
WATERFORD, Mich. — Pentastar Aviation has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the articulating yoke mount for Apple iPad to include Cessna Citation models.
The update of the FAA Approved Model List (AML) allows Pentastar Aviation to install the specially engineered iPad mounts on Citation 500, 550, S550, 560, and 560XL model aircraft. [Read more…]
The Bellanca 17-30A was cruising at 8,500 feet when the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot switched the fuel selector from the auxiliary tank to the left main fuel tank.
During the transition, the engine experienced another loss of power. [Read more…]
Travis McCrea sent in these photos, taken at Friday Harbor, Wash., by his brother, Cole Pielop.
“My brother and I flew around the San Juan islands before his ship was deployed from Bremerton,” Travis noted. [Read more…]
Lee Beery from Kelseyville, Calif., sent in this tip: I have a very simple way to stay current that will work for everyone. I have printed on strips of light cardboard “flight tasks” we have all had to do at one time to become licensed pilots. [Read more…]