DALLAS — Aviation Mobile Apps has launched Holding Pattern Computer for iOS, an app that takes the wind into account and makes all the calculations that a pilot needs to fly a perfectly timed holding pattern, according to developers. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that before taking off for a local flight in the Piper J-3 in Hopkinsville, Ky., when he conducted the engine run up, the magneto drop for the right magneto was 150 rpm, which was 100 rpm greater than the drop for the left magneto.
He later stated that the “engine ran up just fine.” [Read more…]
Geoff Smathers sent in this photo of him and Ed Satterly over Moraine State Park in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, in a Geoff’s 1968 C182L Legacy Skylane shot by photographer Dave King. [Read more…]
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a district court prematurely dismissed a lawsuit that was brought by the City of Santa Monica to determine whether the city is obligated to continue operating Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in Southern California. [Read more…]
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane report that Weyauwega-Fremont High School in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, is the winner of the fourth GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — ￼￼￼￼The Upwind Foundation has revealed the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Class of 2016 for the following San Francisco Bay Area high school juniors: Travis Bender of Redwood City, Kyle Caverly of San Mateo, Leon Lam of San Jose, Michael Salazar of San Bruno and Patrick Shea of San Carlos.
These five aspiring aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program, four for airplanes and one for helicopter, which began with ground school in April and continues with flight training over the summer. [Read more…]
The pilot, with three passengers, proceeded toward the runway in Dallas, Texas, for departure, in a Cessna 421A.
As the twin-engine airplane approached the taxiway intersection, the right main landing gear collapsed, causing the right wing tank and right engine propeller to hit the ground. [Read more…]
Hardath Laloo sent in this photos, noting they are from his first air show, the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, held May 6-7. [Read more…]