New from ASA is the E6B Circular Flight Computer.
Aircraft: Cessna 310. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Stotts City, Mo. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The right engine of the twin Cessna had recently undergone extensive maintenance. The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger originally planned to make several circuits in the traffic pattern to test the right engine, then fly the airplane to a nearby airport. However, the test flight was delayed [Read more…]
Two of GA’s top advocacy groups, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have contributed more than $540,000 to support a ballot measure in Santa Monica, Calif.,, that would halt efforts to shut down the city’s airport (SMO). According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the campaign measure has raised about $824,000 as of Oct. 22, mostly from aviation-related interests, aircraft owners, businesses and pilots, including actor Harrison Ford, who stores his aircraft at the airport and donated $25,887.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) made news last week when it reported that an aluminum patch it discovered in 1991 seems to be from Amelia Earhart’s lost Lockheed Electra. They say it may be a patch installed on the plane in Miami, the fourth stop on Earhart’s circumnavigation effort, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Times.
Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Akiachak, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The private pilot departed on a flight between two remote Alaskan communities. Because of deteriorating weather conditions along the flight route, he decided to return to his home airport.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed November 2014 Aviation Appreciation Month. General aviation and commercial aviation supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state. The 51,000 certified pilots and more than 19,400 active aircraft flying the Texas skies contribute $59.5 billion to the state’s economy.