ASA has just released the second edition of “Aerodynamics for Aviators,” a college-level textbook that covers all of the necessary aerodynamics information relevant to pilots, for the private license through the commercial. [Read more…]
A single word, which is also a city in Wisconsin, conjures up feelings like few others among the aviation crowd.
To many, AirVenture – as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in and convention is officially known – is the center of the aviation universe. To others, it is a family reunion. The event that is AirVenture is as personal as it is immense. [Read more…]
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…]