To give general aviation aircraft owners an incentive to meet the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate, the Aircraft Electronics Association awarded five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. [Read more…]
By KEVIN KNIGHT
Competition is a beautiful thing. It keeps pricing honest. It makes everything more interesting. It gives pilots choices: Certified vs. experimental; piston vs. turbine; composite vs. metal; Garmin vs. everyone.
That occurred to me while planning a major panel upgrade for my 1967 Mooney Executive at Pacific Coast Avionics in Oregon this fall. Working in medical technology, I have a strong bias for research that includes technical data and feedback from end users. [Read more…]
The 2015 Abbotsford International Air Show featured a Heritage Flight with a P-51D Mustang and an F-22 Raptor. Inside the P-51 – “VAL-HALLA” – was a camera capable of shooting 360° images (courtesy Lyle Jansma of AeroCapture Images). [Read more…]
Every flight has some level of risk. It’s up to the pilot to review that risk in advance and then develop the appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
One of the best ways of doing this is by using a Flight Risk Analysis Tool or FRAT, according to FAA officials. [Read more…]
While GA pilots have varied opinions about remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) — also known as drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — a new survey by FindLaw.com finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans say they support restrictions on the use of drones as they become more commonplace.
The FindLaw.com survey says 78 percent of Americans support at least some restrictions on the use of drones by businesses. [Read more…]
Oregon has dedicated $20 million to aviation infrastructure needs over the next six years, with the passage of House Bill 2075, which was signed by Gov. Kate Brown July 20. [Read more…]