The Iowa Department of Transportation is once again sponsoring the 2016 Iowa Aviation Photography Contest. Deadline is Oct. 14. [Read more…]
On Sept. 6, we posted photos from Penny Rafferty Hamilton, the AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer at Granby/Grand County Airport (KGNB) in Granby, Colo., from the recent “Touch An Airplane Meet a Pilot Day” at the airport.
Today we received more photos from the event, sent in by Ashley Bobo, director of Grand Kids Child Care. [Read more…]
One you build, the other you buy. Both have a long lineage. The Evolution is designed atop three-and-a-half decades of Lancair’s homebuilding experience. Piper’s M350 is a direct descendent of the original Malibu of the early 1980s.
Both are pressurized. Both are fast. While many pilots prefer the flexibility and customization of a homebuilt, others prefer the consistency of a production aircraft. [Read more…]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site and the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently conducted the state’s first civil unmanned aerial delivery of simulated medical cargo.
Engineers from UMD flew a Talon 120LE fixed wing aircraft across the Chesapeake Bay with saline solution simulating four vials of Epinephrine to demonstrate the role that UAS can play in emergency situations. [Read more…]
The FAA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact/ Record of Decision for the Southern California Metroplex project.
The decision enables the agency to move forward with the project, which will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic control procedures with new satellite-based procedures. [Read more…]
On Tuesday Sept. 13, EAA Chapter 1083 at the Rowan County Airport (KRUQ) in North Carolina will host the Fourth Fighter Wing Safety Group from Seymour Johnson Airforce Base for a briefing for flights in and around Seymour Johnson AFB and the surrounding MOA’s and restricted areas in the Central Carolinas. [Read more…]
AVweb’s Russ Niles is reporting that the movie “Sully” will preview to a theater full of pilots Sept. 7, two days before the film opens in theaters nationwide.
The movie is based on the “Miracle on the Hudson,” when Flight 1549 was forced to ditch in the Hudson River in 2009. It stars Tom Hanks as US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and Aaron Eckhart as First Officer Jeff Skiles.