The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) has released its 2015 air shows calendar. The calendar features access to up-to-the-minute air show dates, locations, and performer appearances in multiple formats. [Read more…]
Stanley Fortier sent in this photo of the two airplanes he’s lucky enough to own. He explains: [Read more…]
In this video from FunPlacesToFly.com, Anthony Arispe talks about the installation of the Navworx ADS-B unit in a Cessna 172. He also reviews the tools involved, plus a full explanation of the entire system.
The NTSB recently issued four safety alerts for general aviation pilots and mechanics: Mastering Mountain Flying, Understanding Flight Experience (A rating alone cannot ensure safety: Training is key); Pilots: Perform Advanced Preflight After Maintenance; and Mechanics: Prevent Misrigging Mistakes.
Each of the alerts, in PDF, includes an outline of the problem, summarizes related incidents and accidents, then lays out what the mechanic or pilot can do to avoid the problem.
DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has officially made its nationwide “call for entries” for the 13th Annual Combs Gates Award. The $20,000 cash award is presented each year to an individual or group for a submitted project judged to be exemplary in the promotion and preservation of America’s air and space heritage. [Read more…]
DALLAS — More than 1,500 avionics manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged at the 58th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, which opened today at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas. [Read more…]
Rafael Cortes sent in this photo of him flying at Humacao, Puerto Rico. He adds: “How beautiful is that?” [Read more…]
By MIKE KINCAID
Contrary to what some of the younger pilots I examine for the Single-Engine-Sea rating might think, I didn’t begin flying when seaplanes were first introduced.
That honor goes to a Frenchman named Henri Fabre, who lifted off from the water in Southern France in 1908 (Glenn Curtiss began seaplane flights later that year in the U.S.). It was actually 70 years later that I earned my seaplane rating at Anchorage’s Lake Hood.
In those almost 37 years of seaplaning, both for work and play, I’ve come to appreciate this unique segment of aviation so much that I think it’s the best way to travel — by air or water. [Read more…]