During a dark night cross-country flight, the instrument-rated pilot was approaching the intended airport for landing when the Piper PA32R-300 collided with the blades of a wind turbine tower near Highmore, S.D., killing all four aboard. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KOCH, Nacogdoches, Texas: My left hand is wrapped tightly around the yoke, my right hand grasps the windscreen support bar, and I’m holding on for dear life.
No, I’m not going that fast. In fact, I’ve had to slow down to keep my race plane out of the yellow arc.
I’m getting pounded to pieces by turbulence churned up by late-day winds screaming across southeast Texas — 14 knots gusting to 23. [Read more…]
On Wednesday at SUN ’n FUN, a new raffle was launched to support SUN ’n FUN’s Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility located on the fly-in’s campus.
The winner of the ACEMaker Raffle will receive a prize package that includes premium week-long admission for four and parking to SUN ‘n FUN 2017. [Read more…]
Light aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has introduced the Carbon Cub EX-2 Discovery Kit.
The kit introduces builders to the CubCrafters system, and allows them to envision the process of covering a tube & fabric aircraft.
Upon completion, Discovery Kit builders will have a finished rudder assembly and a running start on their Carbon Cub EX-2 sport utility aircraft. [Read more…]
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) joined with Dynon Avionics at SUN ’n FUN to reveal they have established a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) process to install Dynon’s EFIS-D10A in certificated aircraft.
This allows innovations developed for the amateur-built aircraft fleet to make their way into Cessna 150s, 152s, and 172s, as well asPiper PA-28 and PA-38 models. [Read more…]