Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2016-17 edition of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics will be unveiled with free distribution at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin, July 25-31. [Read more…]
Cessna has recently received certification for hard point provisions for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
These hard points give owners additional mission capabilities, such as extended range with additional fuel tanks, increased cargo space, agricultural operations and the ability to configure the aircraft for missions that require armament, company officials explained. [Read more…]
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — B. Coleman Aviation’s Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul (MRO) division and Mobile Aircraft Services have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies to create a new aircraft MRO and AOG (Aircraft On Ground) support services company called Infinity Aircraft Services. [Read more…]
The private pilot was attempting to land the Piper PA 18-150 at the airport in Monte Vista, Colo.
He reported that, due to equipment obstructing the 2,600-foo dirt runway at midfield, he conducted a shallow approach to land on the eastern half of the shortened runway with the plane pointed west almost directly into the setting sun, which resulted in sun glare. [Read more…]
Regular contributor Penny Hamilton submitted this photo and report from the annual fly-in and community breakfast held earlier this month at Granby/Grand County Airport-Emily Warner Field in Granby, Colo.
She reports: “Rain grounded aircraft, but there was plenty of community support as almost as many pancakes were served up as last year and the silent auction proceeds were almost double last year at the EAA Chapter 1267 Annual Fly-in & Community Pancake Breakfast and Aviation Scholarship Auction. Just goes to show that reaching out to the community pays off in many unexpected ways.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bipartisan FAA extension that ensures the FAA is funded through Sept. 30, 2017. Current FAA reauthorization expires July 15. [Read more…]
Captain Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group – the famed Tuskegee Airmen or “Red Tails” – passed away in New York on July 2. He was 94. [Read more…]
TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Visitors may have an opportunity to fly in a P-51 Mustang, “Red Nose,” at the second annual Tuskegee Airmen Legacy Open House on Saturday, July 16.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., plans to bring its historic aircraft to Moton Field if at least two rides can be scheduled by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14. [Read more…]