In a recently published Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering article, researchers from Lewis University report they have created a coating for aircraft that reduces pilot distraction from laser attacks. [Read more…]
The FAA and general aviation groups launched the Fly Safe national safety campaign to educate the GA community on how to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents this flying season.
FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker officially kicked-off the #FlySafe campaign on Saturday, June 6, at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Fly-In at the Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. [Read more…]
SMYRNA, Tennessee – Carpenter Avionics has acquired the avionics business unit of Smyrna Air Center, an FAA approved maintenance and repair organization and one of two FBOs located at the same airport where Carpenter is based. The companies will partner as Carpenter Avionics becomes the avionics service provider for Smyrna Air Center. [Read more…]
Lycoming’s Michael Kraft recently gave AVweb a briefing on the company’s diesel engine, the DEL120.
CHEF Homeschoolers, the winners of the third GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge, will spend the next two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington.
The four students from Cuba City, Wisconsin, won the all-expenses-paid trip to assemble the plane as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition last month. [Read more…]
Avidyne has released a new version of its free IFD-Series FMS/GPS/NAV/COM iPad application.
The updated app provides interactive, free-play demonstration capability for the new IFD440, as well as adding new IFD540 functionality that is representative of Avidyne’s soon-to-be-certified Release 10.1 software. [Read more…]
When a door rigged with explosives in Iraq cost Sgt. Adam Kisielewski his left arm at the shoulder and his right leg below the knee, becoming a pilot wasn’t even a dream.
PORT MANSFIELD, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi conducted test flights this week (June 1-5) from a Port Mansfield airport through the university’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center that included an early morning launch in the dark and shoreline flights that matched on-the-ground surveying. [Read more…]