TARBES, France — From takeoff in southwestern France to touchdown in the Florida, the experience of ferrying Daher’s TBM very fast turboprop aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean for customer deliveries is highlighted in a new video available on YouTube. [Read more…]
Margins of Safety: Avoiding Traffic Pattern Stalls looks at the various complexities of flying in the pattern, as well as the importance of avoiding distractions and focusing on stick and rudder skills. [Read more…]
Peter Bowers of WACO Aircraft Corp. at W.K. Kellogg Airport (KBTL) in Battle Creek, Mich., shared this video with us that shows the final assembly of a Great Lakes aircraft. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes together…
Gene Lee of The HD Pilot recently posted this video, which shows he and a friend using the Synthetic Vision feature of ForeFlight Mobile during a recent flight.
He notes the feature is a “very intriguing tool to experiment with. At night, or in poor visibility, ‘seeing’ what’s out ahead of you could be an absolute life saver! But, living in the flat lands of the Dallas, Texas area, we can’t even begin to truly appreciate what it’s capable of.
“So my friend David and I took advantage of the fact that the Ouachita Mountains of southeast Oklahoma and West Arkansas are less than an hour flight away. Although they are not true mountains, and are nowhere near the size of the Rockies or even the Appalachian, they’re something we hoped would make synthetic vision more interesting to play with.
“In this video, we used GoPro cameras to simultaneously record the view out in front of the plane at the same time we recorded the view on the iPad of ForeFlight’s synthetic vision display. We wanted to know how accurately their synthetic vision replicated the real world.
“We landed in Talihina Oklahoma and staged our camera from there, following some of the ridges that run east/west in that area.
“In the end, we came away being pretty impressed.”
A new video from Smitty Smith of FunPlacesToFly.com talks about conquering his fear of the radio. He notes: “I love to fly, but talking on the radio at a busy, tower controlled airport has always been a phobia for me. Today, I am out to conquer that fear. Join me as I fumble on the radio and begin the learning process.”
R. A. “Bob” Hoover will forever cast a huge shadow over all of aviation. His recent passing (October 25) at the age of 94 sent a shockwave through the broader aviation family. [Read more…]
The latest video from our friends at FunPlacesToFly.com is from the 2016 CAF Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow in Dallas, Texas. The event commemorated the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and featured TORA! TORA! TORA!, an award winning re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Dozens of other World War II-era aircraft were exhibited on the ramp and in the air throughout the event. [Read more…]
The SouthEast Aviators held a fly-in at Ocracoke Island Airport (W95) in North Carolina Oct. 1, 2016, and recently posted this video of the event: [Read more…]