George Gould, who is based at Scholes Field (KGLS) in Galveston, Texas, sent in this photo of himself and his plane, complete with a personal message. “Good advice,” George notes. [Read more…]
At the personal level, aviation can be described as a lifestyle. It’s just like recreational boaters, Harley-Davidson riders, and RVers. It’s a lifestyle.
And like our ground-bound brethren, businesses have grown up supporting this lifestyle.
A new Harris Poll survey commissioned by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has confirmed that business aviation is utilized mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops or small jets to maximize employee efficiency and productivity while providing travel schedule flexibility.
The poll, released at last week’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, also confirmed that a broad mix of employees – not primarily top executives – fly on business aircraft, which usually travel to community airports that usually have little or no scheduled airline service. [Read more…]
Garmin has introduced the GAD 27, a small, lightweight and solid state integrated controller that provides a solution to many of the typical airframe interfacing needs.
With the GAD 27, pilots are provided a consolidated system that would otherwise require multiple adapter modules, which streamlines configuration of experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), company officials noted. [Read more…]
The latest edition of the FAA’s Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16A) is now available from ASA.
This new edition supersedes the previous version (FAA-H-8083-16), and contains substantial changes, updates, and reorganization of material that should be reviewed by anyone who flies under instrument flight rules (IFR) or will be flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), ASA officials note. [Read more…]
The non-instrument-rated private pilot obtained a computerized weather briefing about nine hours before he departed on a night cross-country flight in a Piper PA28-181.
At that time, neither ice nor low visibility conditions were forecast along his intended flight route. He did not obtain any additional weather information before takeoff or while en route. [Read more…]
Smitty Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com must have had a great time at the Texas Antique Aircraft Fly-In in Gainesville, Texas, as he has sent us lots of very cool photos from this show, including this one. He explains: “This is Cindy Ann! I’m not sure what she is, but she’s certainly a looker, complete with headsets and everything.” [Read more…]