Airplane stalls on departure

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Aeronca 11AC. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Comfort, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot took off and at an altitude of 250 feet AGL, initiated a left turn. During the turn, the left wing dropped 60° to 70°. Continue Reading →

Homebuilding okay in hangars

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

You probably know someone who is building an aircraft in a hangar at a publicly owned airport. It may surprise you to know that, until recently,  the FAA considered that activity outside the appropriate use of a hangar. On July... Continue Reading →

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Minden Soaring Club at tops in world standings

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

The Minden Soaring Club (MSC) at Minden Tahoe Airport is #3 in the world standings, out of 1,111 clubs. MSC is only 12 points out of first place in the world, club officials said. Continue Reading →

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New Cessna Citation CJ3+ makes first flight

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

Cessna reports the successful maiden flight of the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ from the company’s manufacturing facility adjacent to Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. Mark Tuttle, production flight test pilot, said all systems performed as expected during the 73... Continue Reading →

AOPA begins transition back to Jeppesen for online flight planner

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has made a change to its online flight planning member benefit. Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web. AIFP... Continue Reading →

Jeppesen to sponsor iPad EFB Challenge

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

Jeppesen has become a sponsor of the iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition – a seminar/contest series designed to advance the use of iPads and other tablet devices in-flight by pilots. This seminar series builds on the iPad Takes Flight!... Continue Reading →

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New York UAS test site now operational

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

The FAA reports that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., is ready to conduct research on integrating UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). Continue Reading →

Landmark Aviation completes new FBO at San Diego International Airport

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Landmark Aviation recently completed its newly-constructed facility at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Continue Reading →

Virginia Tech UAS Test Site now operational

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. The site is the last of six... Continue Reading →

Perlan Project partners with Airbus

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

Perlan Project, a not-for-profit aeronautical exploration and atmospheric science research organization that uses sailplanes designed to fly at extremely high altitudes, has partnered with Airbus Group to fly a glider to the edge of space. Airbus Perlan Mission II was... Continue Reading →