DroidEFB, a GPS navigation app for pilots for Android mobile devices, has released its latest version, which now has the ability to do Points Of Interest (POI) searches from within the Flight Plan Tab. [Read more…]
The commercial pilot was conducting a cross-country personal flight in the Cirrus SR-22. He reported that, during cruise flight, the airspeed began to decrease, and the engine began to lose power.
He attempted to restore engine power, but was not successful. He then conducted a forced landing to a road in Langola Township in Minnesota.
During the landing roll, he maneuvered the plane to miss an oncoming car, and the plane subsequently struck a guy wire, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing. [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Star Novak recently sent in this photo with a quick note: “An aggressive looking T-28 sits on the ramp at Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport (KEOS) in Missouri during the Neosho Fly-In and Flour Drop held this past May.” [Read more…]
The latest salvo in the continuing battle by the city of Santa Monica to close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) was fired by Atlantic Aviation, which owns the sole full-service FBO at the Southern California airport. According to Matt Thurber of Aviation International News, the FBO has filed a Part 16 complaint with the FAA in response to a resolution by the Santa Monica city council calling for the city to take over the airport’s two FBOs, which also include avgas provider American Flyers. In the complaint, Atlantic Aviation asked for expedited handling “given the nature of the violations herein alleged and the urgency with which corrective action is needed…”
The AIN report notes that the city council voted unanimously on Aug. 23 on a resolution calling for closing the airport by July 1, 2018. Read the full story here.