ASA officials note that 2017 Test Guides for the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Knowledge Exams are available and shipping now. [Read more…]
The National Air and Space Museum has the preeminent collection of aircraft anywhere. A new book – Milestones of Flight – looks at 29 legendary aircraft from the 1903 Wright Flyer to the MQ-1L Predator drone.
While powered flight has a relatively short history, the achievements made are remarkable. Milestones of Flight uses the National Air and Space Museum’s collection to shine the spotlight on those achievements. A few of the 190 photos from the book follow. [Read more…]
Like most things in aviation — and society — evolution occurs. The cockpit of the warbird has evolved more than many.
From the very early days of the open cockpit aircraft with fleece-lined leather clad pilots to high-tech, all weather fighting machines, Fighting Cockpits by Donald Nijboer dives deep into more than 50 warbird cockpits.
Following are handful of the more than 200 images from the book. [Read more…]
In the newly released “Unusual Attitudes,” Martha Lunken has selected her favorite magazine columns to share with a wider audience. [Read more…]
Ever heard the story about the guy who landed a C-119 in Iwo Jima, in a typhoon, while seated on the floor of the cockpit?
What about the guy who, in 1963, flew a DC-4 1,200 miles north of Point Barrow, Alaska, and landed on an “ice island” in support of the Arctic Research Laboratories? [Read more…]
A new book designed to help aircraft owners and operators understand the complexities of purchasing aircraft insurance has been release.
“Aircraft Insurance Fundamentals: A Concise Guide For Aircraft Owners and Operators,” by Tim Bonnell Jr., is a practical reference for navigating the world of aircraft insurance, according to the publisher. [Read more…]
Just released is the second edition of the VFR Flight Handbook, a reference and refresher for pilots who fly VFR in fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
Author Anthony A. Repeta has gathered, condensed and organized material from FAA publications and other sources to create the handbook, which includes notes on aircraft operation and the rules, regulations, procedures, normal and emergency, for flying VFR in all classes of airspace. [Read more…]