DALLAS — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” will lead the CAF AirPower History Tour and a squadron of historic aircraft to a landing at a patriotic celebration and veterans’ fundraiser at Branson Airport, Missouri, Sept. 2-4. [Read more…]
A celebration of the life of legendary American hero Steve “Spiro” Pisanos, who recently passed away at the age of 96, will be held June 30 at 2 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Pisanos was a World War II fighter double ace who served with the United States Army Air Corps, United States Air Force and as a volunteer member of the famed Eagle Squadrons of Great Britain’s Royal Air Force. [Read more…]
AMK Aviation, a repair and overhaul facility based in Murillo, Ontario will offer customers new engine upgrades for Beechcraft King Air 90 and 200, Cessna Conquest I, Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans and Piper Cheyenne I, II, and IIXL.
Ten years ago on June 17, Thomas Mardna set a world record in aeromodelling that still stands today: A 111km out-and-return flight with a piston-motor seaplane, flying along the banks of Lake Maardu in Estonia.
If you want to bag a distance world record in aeromodelling, it helps if you get up early, when the wind is calm and the sky is clear, according to officials with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, also known as the World Air Sports Federation.
This allows for the installation of a FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor paired with Rockwell Collins’ TDR94/94D transponders for ADS-B compliance. [Read more…]
The FAA’s final policy on the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars appears in the June 15th edition of the Federal Register and will take effect on July 1, 2017.
The FAA is issuing the policy to clarify how aviation facilities — including hangars — can be used on airports that receive federal funds. The final policy strikes a balance between hangar use for aviation and non-aviation purposes, according to FAA officials. [Read more…]
Officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have issued a call to action on third class medical reform, asking members — and all members of the general aviation community — to contact their elected representatives in the House and urge them to take up and pass S.571, better known as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2). [Read more…]