New editions of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25B) and the Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook (FAA-H-8083-1B) are available from ASA in softcover, eBook, and eBundle (softcover + eBook PDF) formats. [Read more…]
According to the pilot/owner/builder of the Minicoupe, he conducted taxi tests, and then a final engine run-up and flight control check prior to takeoff on the airplane’s second flight near Baltimore.
After rotation, the plane reached approximately 3 feet above the runway when the nose dropped, and application of full up elevator had no effect. The airplane hit the runway nose first, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall.
This was the identical outcome as the first flight several months prior. [Read more…]
The FAA has selected teams from the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to lead the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP). The COE will conduct research and development on technical training for air traffic controllers, aviation safety inspectors, engineers, pilots and technicians. [Read more…]
Each year the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) present national awards designed to recognize the contributions of those individuals in aviation who fly and volunteer for the benefit of others, their public benefit flying organizations, and those who support them.
Nominations are due now for the National Public Benefit Flying Awards. Deadline is Aug. 31.
Full information is available at http://www.aircarealliance.org/2016-awards.
A coalition of aviation and aerospace companies, industry associations and state educational institutions joined the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) at AirVenture 2016 to unveil a new partnership to explore the establishment of an aviation/aerospace center of excellence in southeastern Wisconsin.
The proposed Center of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace and Defense Technologies will bring together industry and academic researchers, engineers and programmers to develop and test new aerospace and cybersecurity systems in one location, which would make it the first independent facility of its kind in the nation, according to officials. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while the Ryan Navion was on short final to the runway in Fresno, Calif., he increased power to maintain the glideslope and then heard a muffled “bang or chug,” followed by the engine sounding “as if it were drowning.” [Read more…]