A witness reported that he observed the Cessna 150 at an altitude of between 800 to 1,000 feet above ground level about two miles from his location.
About the same time, he also heard the airplane’s engine sputter, and he then observed the airplane in a vertical, nose-down attitude for three to four seconds before it went out of sight behind a hill. [Read more…]
Women in Aviation International (WAI) has three events planned in the coming months to continue its outreach to attract more women to the aviation community. These events include a regional conference, WomenVenture as part of EAA AirVenture, and a repeat of international Girls in Aviation Day. [Read more…]
This Saturday, May 7, more than a dozen Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs will celebrate D.C. Drone Day by inviting the public to flying events free of charge around the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region.
Events include drone racing, obstacle courses, demonstrations and aerobatic stunts of model airplanes, helicopters and drones, as well as many educational opportunities. [Read more…]
Just published online is the May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the role it plays in GA safety.
Articles cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient, according to officials. [Read more…]
Nominations are now being taken for the 2016 International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the flight departed about two hours after sunset and that, several minutes after departure, the Piper PA-28-235’s lights began to dim. [Read more…]