Twirly Birds, the international helicopter pilot organization, has given this year’s Les Morris Award to Nancy Miller Livingston Stratford, the first woman on the west coast to receive her commercial helicopter certificate. [Read more…]
Among the often confusing displays, buttons, switches and annunciators in today’s advanced cockpits, one of the easiest devices to use is the airborne weather radar system. Simply turn it on, and when it’s warmed up and tested, adjust the range and tilt to see the weather ahead. What could be more intuitive?
In fact, there is plenty to know about what radar can do, how it does it, and — most importantly — its limitations. The problem is, formal instruction in the use of airborne weather radar has been difficult to find. That is a void Erik Eliel is on a mission to fill. [Read more…]
Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich., avionics team recently rolled out an off-site avionics service that allows aircraft owners in the Chicago area to schedule avionics line service in their hangars and at their airports instead of at one of Duncan Aviation’s maintenance facilities.
Duncan Aviation also staffs an engine Rapid Response Team (RRT) in the Chicago area. Duncan Aviation engine service offices support AOG engine emergencies and scheduled engine maintenance at its facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Battle Creek, with RRTs supporting owners in the field.
Another fifty hours, another oil change. You know you have to do it. You know it’s a normal expense of operating your aircraft, but do you truly know why you do it? Anthony Arispe, the staff A&P at The HD Pilot, spells it all out in his new blog post.
MONACA, Pa. — The first in the region, Community College of Beaver County’s new Aviation Academy for high school students recently welcomed the inaugural class of 27 students from nine county school districts. [Read more…]