Blog: ‘A Starship in the Wild’ conjures up wonderful memory

Posted on January 21st, 2014 by

Ron Rapp is a pilot and blogger. His blog is called The House of Rapp and his Jan. 20 post, A Starship in the Wild ,conjured up a wonderful memory. Continue Reading →

Courting the cross-over effect

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by

While out and about recently I saw something that left an impression on me. It was a line of sports cars and a Formula racer parked right there on the ramp in Sebring, Florida. They were bright red and carried... Continue Reading →

Learn from smarter pilots

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by

We pilots typically don’t like to admit it, but some pilots are smarter than we are — at least on some topics. The aim of the frugal pilot is to learn something useful from more experienced pilots and aircraft owners.... Continue Reading →

Avfuel, EAA and mogas

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by

The January 2014 issue of EAA’s Sport Aviation includes an article titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. While Avfuel’s president and CEO, Craig Sincock,... Continue Reading →

Other nations ahead of U.S. in use of drones

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States lags far behind other nations in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, but FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a Congressional Committee, Wednesday, Jan 15, that agency will meet its goal of... Continue Reading →

New TSA regulation: Aircraft repair station security

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

Earlier this week the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published its final rule concerning security for aircraft repair stations. This final rule, which creates 49 CFR Part 1554—Aircraft Repair Station Security, deals specifically with FAA-certified Part 145 aircraft repair stations.... Continue Reading →

Busy time ahead for GA’s alphabet groups

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the election year begins, Congress and the President are ratcheting up actions to gain an upper hand, which is putting issues affecting general aviation in both critical positions and on the back burner. This means a... Continue Reading →


Getting ready for the Sebring LSA Expo

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

People are arriving in Florida for the kick-off of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 16. As we enter the last-minute rush to head to the 10th Sebring LSA Expo, as it is known, a few news items... Continue Reading →

When it comes to promoting aviation are we on the right track?

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

By BRENT OWENS If someone has never seen a light airplane before and decides that maybe this is something they are interested in, what is their first exposure? For many it will be via an Internet search engine or the... Continue Reading →


Why LSA registrations were down in 2013

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

A number of people have asked about an updated sales report for 2013. While remembering that we report registrations, not sales, last year was a different sort. Registrations were down from 2012, with the exception that CubCrafters remains the registration... Continue Reading →