John Purner of the 100Hamburger.com just sent us the results of the “Best of the Best” Fly-In Restaurants for 2015. He notes that, “all tastes are served and every imagination fulfilled; some are very, very impressive high dollar white tablecloth uptown style cafes, others are downhome spots. Each is special. Every region of the country is represented. All of us can look forward to having a meal at an award-winning restaurant this year. They are just a flying adventure away.” [Read more…]
The Experimental Aircraft Association and other general aviation groups have fired back at an inflammatory letter sent by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to all U.S. senators that “made numerous false and unsubstantiated claims regarding the efforts to expand freedoms in general aviation and reform aeromedical certification,” according to EAA officials.
The new aircraft will begin to enter service at the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, later this year. [Read more…]
The letter, signed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, is a preliminary step toward further discussion with no legal commitments yet made, officials with both organizations said. [Read more…]
According to a new report from Tractica, a growing interest in using remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, will drive commercial RPA shipments from 80,000 in 2015 to more than 2.6 million annually by 2025.
The market intelligence firm forecasts that annual revenue from commercial drone hardware sales will reach nearly $4 billion in the same timeframe. However, the more significant revenue opportunity will be in commercial drone-enabled services, which Tractica forecasts will grow to $8.7 billion annually by 2025. [Read more…]
Piper Aircraft and Hartzell Propeller are working together on approval for a five-blade composite propeller for the Piper Meridian and M500 through a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). Achievement of the STC for both Piper airplanes is anticipated by the end of fourth quarter this year. [Read more…]