More than 50 aircraft will be flown in for one day only for the “Innovations in Flight” family day and outdoor aviation display, held annually at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. [Read more…]
This allows for the installation of a FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor paired with Rockwell Collins’ TDR94/94D transponders for ADS-B compliance. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, after departure and while in the traffic pattern at the airport in Lock Haven, Pa., the Taylor J-2 was operating normally but that the engine suddenly lost partial power.
Due to the low altitude at the time of the power loss, he decided to land between several houses in a clearing. During the forced landing, the airplane hit trees. [Read more…]
The FAA’s final policy on the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars appears in the June 15th edition of the Federal Register and will take effect on July 1, 2017.
The FAA is issuing the policy to clarify how aviation facilities — including hangars — can be used on airports that receive federal funds. The final policy strikes a balance between hangar use for aviation and non-aviation purposes, according to FAA officials. [Read more…]
Gene Lee of The HDPilot sent along this video, noting, “When’s the last time you gave some S-Turns-Across-A-Road, or Turns-About-A-Point a try? If you’re like me, it’s been a long time. Maybe even as far back as when you took your Private Pilot check ride.
I hope that you’ll come away both intrigued and inspired to try your hand again at the skills that earned you your Primate Pilot ticket.” [Read more…]
Officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have issued a call to action on third class medical reform, asking members — and all members of the general aviation community — to contact their elected representatives in the House and urge them to take up and pass S.571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2). [Read more…]
More than 100 women pilots will take off on the adventure of a lifetime when the flag drops to mark the start of the 40th annual Air Race Classic (ARC), the oldest airplane race of its kind in the United States.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 55 planes will launch down the runway at Ernest A. Love Field in Prescott, Ariz., 30 seconds apart, departing on a course that will take them 2,716 miles in just four days. [Read more…]