The folks at Oceania Aviation at Ardmore Airport in Auckland, New Zealand, sent in this photo, explaining: “Ex-Era Helicopters AS350B2 (N186EH) getting ready to leave the Oceania Aviation Hangar as ZK-IEP with a fresh NZCAA CofA.” [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…]
Powered parachutes became a recognized category of aircraft by the FAA in 2004. Since that time, no writer or publisher has taken on the task of writing a complete textbook that covers all aspects of powered parachute flight. That changed recently with the introduction of Roy’s Powered Parachute Book. [Read more…]
The pilot landed the RANS S-6ES at a private airstrip near Mullen, Neb., where the airplane contacted gopher mounds and soft ground. [Read more…]
Steve Sundstrom sent in this photo, noting, “It’s a great day to go flying off my grass field Wolfe Airpark (3T2) outside of Houston.” [Read more…]