CFI and blogger Ron Rapp notes that a lot of people say they want to learn to fly, then pull out the old excuses of no time or money. That brings to mind the time he taught James, a man without a permanent address, cellphone or car, how to fly. James was couch-surfing to save money and rode his bike to the airport for lessons. “Whenever someone tells me they could never possibly find the time or money to pursue flying — or any dream for that matter — I always think about James, and I know the truth: If there’s a will, there’s always a way,” writes Rapp. Check out the full post here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has granted five regulatory exemptions for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to four companies.
The four companies that received exemptions want to fly RPAs — known as Unmanned Aerial Systems by the FAA — to perform operations for aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections.
Mike Kincaid from Idaho sent in this photo taken when he gave World War II vet Harold Kiel his first seaplane ride to celebrate his 91st birthday this summer. [Read more…]
All aircraft owners know the importance of their maintenance logbooks — and just as many look at those records and think “what a mess.”
You’re not alone. That’s why three under-30 innovators have created a new aircraft maintenance record backup and transcription program that’s proven to be quite popular with the GA crowd.
Called PlaneLogiX, the service was born out of something we’ve all muttered under our breath: “There’s got to be a better way.”
That’s what Robert Wilkes thought when he was an aircraft owner. “There were some fundamental shortcomings in the ownership experience,” he said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing this week on the status of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) integration into U.S. airspace and the development of the RPA industry.
Located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the 14,500-square-foot NAHF Learning Center features displays, flight simulators, and interactive exhibits that honor its 225 enshrinees.