The pilot and flight instructor were practicing takeoffs and landings near Richland Center, Wis. During the fourth takeoff, the engine started running roughly and losing power; it then stopped producing power. [Read more…]
Leonel Fernandez sent in this photo with a quick note: “Super Decathlon N16BY…Low pass in Ranchito, Dominican Republic, Aug. 16, 2016. [Read more…]
TORONTO, Canada — Inspired by Uber’s success, and the steady decline of the general aviation industry, founder Justin Crabbe created Jettly.
The platform, Crabbe states, will allow pilots to fill empty seats on their flights by allowing the public to “hitch a ride.” Expenses such as fuel, oil, or aircraft rental are shared equally among pilot and passengers. [Read more…]
BOZEMAN, Montana — The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has added two members to its board of directors.
Jack Tyler of Bozeman and Bill McGlynn of Leavenworth, Washington, will take on roles associated with the RAF’s mission of preserving and creating airstrips for recreational access. [Read more…]
The pilot stated that he was conducting a demonstration flight near Tampa, Florida, with a passenger in the SeaRey, an amphibious experimental amateur-built airplane.
He reported that after takeoff, while explaining the operational characteristics of the airplane to his passenger, he forgot to raise the landing gear as was his custom. [Read more…]