The Wright Brothers National Memorial on North Carolina’s Outer Banks ranks at or near the top of practically every aviator’s list of must-visit destinations. The Memorial is also recognized as one of the nation’s top educational experiences for visitors of all ages. [Read more…]
Just introduced is the AltAlert personal cabin pressure monitor. AltAlert mitigates the risk associated with hypoxia, which is typically difficult (if not impossible) to recognize, according to company officials. [Read more…]
In the fifth edition of “Flying IFR,” author Richard Collins covers all aspects of modern IFR flying, including the perfection of basic attitude instrument flight; light airplane operation in the middle high-altitudes beginning at 18,000 feet; IFR flight in and around ice thunderstorms and at night; best practices in new, modern glass cockpits; and managing stress.
The pilot reported that he and a passenger were preparing to take off in a Quicksilver Sport from an airport in Camarillo, Calif.
The airplane has a rear-mounted engine and the engine was running when the passenger’s girlfriend approached the airplane from behind to check an airframe-mounted camera she had installed to document the flight. [Read more…]
Reader Gene Lee sent in this photo of him performing a loop in his RV-7a over McKinney, Texas. [Read more…]
“Who wants to go along as copilot on an aerial Caribbean adventure to see the REAL Puerto Rico?”
That question, posed on an online pilot forum by Bostonian and friend Dan Figueroa, caught me in a weak moment. My hand shot up well before better sense took over. It was an easy trip to justify: I love the tropics, pretty water, exotic travel, and here was a chance to have a semi-native guide to America’s closest territory.
So, with the thought uppermost of, “When will I ever have a chance like this again?” I said, “Count me in!” [Read more…]