Bud Bauder sent in this photo of his Stearman, which was returned to service after a year of maintenance at Van Sant Airport in Pennsylvania. [Read more…]
Have you ever been to an aviation-themed hotel? The newest hotel on Mustang Island in South Texas is Amelia’s Landing, which is near Mustang Beach Airport (KRAS). [Read more…]
Building on the momentum from its inaugural meeting in October, the Florida General Aviation (GA) Caucus recently met to urge all state legislators to financially support GA airports and embrace a tax exemption on aircraft sales and related services.
Proposed by the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA), the tax exemption would help Florida aviation businesses remain competitive with neighboring states, according to FABA officials. [Read more…]
DENVER — XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has launched a formal stock offering and is accepting investments to support development of the new TriFan 600 aircraft.
The opportunity to invest is not only open to those who have expressed interest in investing in the company, but to all investors around the globe. Shares in XTI can be purchased at StartEngine.com/startup/xti through Feb. 2. [Read more…]
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing have been tasked to help ensure the safety and security of the airspace around Super Bowl 50, slated for Feb. 7.
To help train Air Force fighter aircrews and maintain their proficiency, Civil Air Patrol will fly its Cessna airplanes into “restricted airspace” to simulate a trespassing aircraft while Air Force jet crews practice intercept techniques. The Air Force pilots fly alongside the CAP plane, make radio contact and guide it out of the restricted airspace. [Read more…]
In her latest post, GlobalAir.com blogger Sarina Houston enumerates several things you can do to minimize your anxiety and maximize your chances of doing well on your check ride, including: Take a mock check ride; get the gouge; read through the PTS; and, finally, remind your self that the worst thing that can happen isn’t really all that bad.
How about you? Any tips you can offer pilots facing a check ride?
The pilot reported that both fuel tanks on the Piper PA-28-180 were full when the flight departed. About 30 minutes into the flight, a GPS alarm alerted the pilot to switch fuel tanks, so he switched the fuel tank selector. He then proceeded north to return to the departure airport.
About 51 minutes into the flight, while about 2,200 feet above the ground, the engine rpm began to decrease. He attempted to restore power by repositioning the fuel selector, turning on the auxiliary fuel pump, pushing the throttle, and verifying that the mixture control was full rich, however, none of these actions restored engine power. [Read more…]