San Antonio new site of Texas CAP Wing HQ

Posted on August 8th, 2010 by

Thanks to the San Antonio’s generosity, Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing Headquarters will have a new home at Stinson Municipal Airport. The City Council voted Thursday, Aug. 5, in favor of signing a no-cost 50-year lease with the Texas Wing... Continue Reading →

The world’s scariest airports

Posted on August 5th, 2010 by

SmarterTravel, an online travel site, has released its list of the World’s 10 Scariest Airports for takeoff and landing. While aimed at airline passengers, the airports also prove challenging for GA pilots, with inconveniently placed volcanoes and runways formed when... Continue Reading →

LSAs and immersion training

Posted on August 5th, 2010 by

Learning to fly a powered parachute can be challenging. Weather needs to be nearly perfect. Some folks have been discouraged, especially if they travel a long way only to be frustrated by Mother Nature. Easy Flight has the answer: Immersion... Continue Reading →

Got an older plane?

Posted on August 5th, 2010 by

From accident reports to FAA maintenance alerts, the new Aging General Aviation Education & Training website provides a single access point to type-specific aging general aviation maintenance information. The goal of the site is to provide the general aviation community... Continue Reading →

America’s Top 10 aviation attractions

Posted on August 4th, 2010 by

TripAdvisor, a travel site, has unveiled its list of the top 10 aviation attractions in the U.S., according to traveler ratings and TripAdvisor Flights experts, who note that America has a rich history as the birthplace of aviation, giving air... Continue Reading →

Tips to preserve the life of your battery

Posted on August 4th, 2010 by

Concorde Battery Corp. recently issued Technical Bulletin No. 10 “Parasitic Drain” in response to questions throughout the aviation community about the effect of parasitic drain on battery state of charge. A parasitic drain is an electrical load that takes power... Continue Reading →

Are you willing to go that extra mile?

Posted on July 29th, 2010 by

The FAA can’t regulate professionalism, but it can ask pilots to take that extra step to continue training, Randy Babbitt, the agency’s administrator, said during a visit to AirVenture in Oshkosh. “Professionalism isn’t limited to commercial flying,” he said. “It... Continue Reading →

Spiritual adventures at the ends of the Earth

Posted on July 21st, 2010 by

When it comes to adventure and human fulfillment, few aviation careers stack up to missionary flying. The pilots who opt for this route have to have both skill and passion, along with a great deal of resourcefulness as they are... Continue Reading →

Book review: ‘DC-3: A Legend in her Time’

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by

Can you believe the DC-3 has been around for 75 years? As celebrations for the anniversary take off this year, you can learn all about the history of the airplane through the pages of “DC-3: A Legend in Her Time”... Continue Reading →

Flying Circus takes off

Posted on July 12th, 2010 by

While the American Barnstormers Tour has concluded, many of the barnstormers are now participating in the Flying Circus at various events through the country, including the Wausau Balloon and BBQ Festival. Stearman pilot Sarah Wilson, who blogged about the tour... Continue Reading →