In an unusual Sunday morning press conference, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta released the details of the proposed rule, which affects RPAs that weigh less than 55 pounds and are flown for non-recreational purposes. [Read more…]
The all-electric personal air vehicle, featuring four propellers powered by four separate electric motors, moves in reaction to shifts in the rider’s weight, he explained. [Read more…]
LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation recently updated its Straight Talk book on the NextGen initiative Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). [Read more…]
Bryan Painter sent in a series of photos of his Mooney in some really cool places, including taking off from a ranch, taking off from Lucas Lodge in Oregon, and making a low pass over the desert. [Read more…]
EAA Chapter 1067 is based in Naples, Florida. There are worse places to be in February, I can tell you. But there are few better.
What attracted me is what attracts so many to the back corner of the T-hangars at Naples, directly across from the shade hangars, right along the fence line where EAA 1067 resides. It was pancakes. Well, not just pancakes. The chapter’s monthly pancake breakfast is actually made up of pancakes and sausage with a biscuit, coffee, juice, and some of the best company you could ever hope to share.
I certainly had a good time. Good enough that I’m inclined to go back. [Read more…]
Gene Lee of The HD Pilot has been taken aerobatics lessons from Adam Baker, a local airshow aerobatic pilot, in his RV-7A. In this video, Gene is learning spin recovery from a variety of spins that occur while flying.
ASTM International, one of the largest standards development organizations in the world, is forming a group to develop standards for training workers in the aerospace industry. ASTM Committee F46 on Aerospace Personnel will be led by manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and other key stakeholders.
“We are bringing everyone together to help ensure a strong pipeline of workers who can keep up with the fast pace of technological change in this dynamic industry,” says James A. Thomas, president of ASTM International. [Read more…]
Tom Turner and Fred Nauer are this year’s inductees into The Flight Instructor Hall of Fame. [Read more…]