TORONTO, Canada — Inspired by Uber’s success, and the steady decline of the general aviation industry, founder Justin Crabbe created Jettly.
The platform, Crabbe states, will allow pilots to fill empty seats on their flights by allowing the public to “hitch a ride.” Expenses such as fuel, oil, or aircraft rental are shared equally among pilot and passengers. [Read more…]
BOZEMAN, Montana — The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has added two members to its board of directors.
Jack Tyler of Bozeman and Bill McGlynn of Leavenworth, Washington, will take on roles associated with the RAF’s mission of preserving and creating airstrips for recreational access. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KCVN, Clovis, New Mexico: It’s chilly. It’s nearly noon and I’m wearing my winter flight jacket. As we walk across the tarmac to Race 53, above our heads the sky is solid overcast. It’s pale gray. Low, kissing the edge of marginal VFR, but slowly rising.
Not even 100 miles from home yet, we’ve been on the ground for two-and-a-half hours waiting for a line of thunderstorms to slide north and east off our flight path. We’re playing hopscotch with the weather today, jumping forward one step at a time and waiting on the ground for the sky ahead to clear enough for the next jump.
Well, that’s the plan, anyway. We’ve done one hop and no scotch at this point. [Read more…]
LAS VEGAS – In a wild and windy season finale, pilot Matthias Dolderer was crowned Germany’s first Red Bull Air Race World Champion in Las Vegas on Oct. 16, 2016.
Australia’s Matt Hall, the only pilot able to challenge Dolderer’s dominance in the final stages of the season, shared the champagne from the second step of the podium. Third place was confirmed for Austria’s Hannes Arch, the former winner whose dynamic season was cut short when he perished in a private helicopter accident in early September. [Read more…]
The enormous growth in the number of small UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) has highlighted the tremendous opportunities in this industry. This includes using drones beyond line of sight to monitor the safety of rail track, bridges, and power lines. It also includes package delivery and humanitarian missions. [Read more…]