On Dec. 18, 1990, Tom Casey became the first person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine seaplane, landing only on water. He did it in a converted Cessna 206 named the “Liberty II” equipped with floats. A new novel by William Coleman, “Floatplane Odyssey,” details the account of this historic adventure. [Read more…]
ASA’s fourth edition of the Aviation Mechanic Practical Test Standards (ASA-8081-AMT4) includes the General (8081-26A), Airframe (8081-27A), and Powerplant (8081-28A), along with the new Change 1, effective September 2015.
This booklet provides information for aviation mechanics to prepare for the Oral & Practical exams, the last step in the quest for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) certificate. [Read more…]
Mike Kincaid’s latest book, “Seaplaning,” has just been published. The book is the successor to “Seaplane Rating Basics,” which was published in December 2013. [Read more…]
New from University Aviation Press is “Aircraft Propulsion: Pistons, Turbines, Propellers & Thrust,” which introduces all aspects of aircraft propulsion from the principles of power and thrust to the technical details of various types of engines. [Read more…]
The University Aviation Press title, VFR Flight Handbook — previously titled Notes on Flying VFR — has been revised to include additional and updated information, including new aircraft drawings, a reference to computer planning and flight support, several updates to federal aviation regulations, accident statistics, and two new appendices containing a weather element conversion table and a wind conversion chart. [Read more…]