The Cessna 170B pilot departed a remote, off-airport site near Glennallen, Alaska, to search for a moose he had shot earlier in the day. A witness observed the airplane perform a series of low-altitude maneuvers before flying by his location about 80 to 100 feet above the ground.
The airplane then began a left turn, and the nose pitched down abruptly and began to spin. The airplane subsequently descended vertically, nose first, and it collided with the tundra and brush-covered terrain. The pilot was killed. [Read more…]
Two college students want to revolutionize how you get fuel at an FBO.
John Hill and Daniel Lehmer are the forces behind EasyFBO, a turnkey solution that makes it easy for all concerned — pilots, an FBO’s front desk personnel and the linemen — to handle fuel orders.
The idea was born from Hill’s more than three years working at ProJet Aviation, the FBO at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) in Virginia. An avid pilot and student specializing in entrepreneurship at George Mason University, his idea made him one of five finalists in Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of the Year. His was the only idea related to general aviation. [Read more…]
Along with the Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia this week comes No Drone Zones. [Read more…]
Reports of remotely piloted aircraft — also called unmanned aerial vehicles or drones — near airports and public gatherings are raising concerns. That has led to a new online course in small RPA safety, offered with a special discount for General Aviation News readers. [Read more…]