Sporty’s officials note it has planned its webinar series for 2015 based on pilot feedback of the most popular topics. Sporty’s webinars are live, multimedia presentations delivered online. Attendees hear from subject experts and have the opportunity to ask questions. [Read more…]
Airports near Glendale, Arizona, are preparing for a temporary population explosion next month as football fans fly in for Super Bowl XLIX. The game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 1. The stadium is also the venue for the Pro Bowl, which is being played Jan. 25.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute has released a new video and printed guide to help pilots and passengers survive conditions following an aircraft forced landing.
The program, “Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing,” covers best practices for general aviation flights that result in off-airport landings. It also reviews survival communications, preferred gear and offers advice for detection from rescuers.
Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL), the top airfield for business aviation in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, is getting a new terminal. According to a report at Cleveland.com, Landmark Aviation expects to break ground in the spring on the 8,000-square-foot terminal for general aviation aircraft. The $6 million to $7 million project also will add 20,000 square feet of hangar space, doubling Landmark’s hangar capacity at Burke.
For the fourth year in a row, Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared December General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month.
“Ohio GA airports contribute nearly $5.5 billion, or $478 per capita, to the state’s economy yearly,” Kasich wrote in his proclamation. He noted that aviation has a total economic impact of $10.5 billion annually in the state and is responsible for generating 17,352 jobs.
The FAA has released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking affecting ECi cylinders, but officials at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) say the new proposal doesn’t go far enough to mitigate the impact on aircraft owners. According to a report at AOPA.org, the proposal calls for the early retirement of replacement cylinders with serial numbers manufactured between May 2003 and October 2009 by Airmotive Engineering Corp. and marketed by Engine Components International Division, better known as ECi. The cylinders are installed in thousands of Continental 520 and 550 engines. On Jan. 8, the FAA published the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, opening a new comment period through Feb. 23.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is preparing for its fourth annual Best Aircraft Showdown and is seeking nominations for aircraft that you think should be in the bracket challenge this year. Past winners — the de Havilland Beaver, P-51 Mustang, and Douglas DC-3 — are not eligible. Nominations will be open through Feb. 15.