OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft passed a major benchmark this week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama, that his AeroVee-powered, Standard Gear Sonex (pictured below) flew for the first time on Sept. 23. The addition of Chris’s aircraft brings the company’s database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights.
CALIFORNIA, Md. — The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site has received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the FAA to conduct tests with a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), the Talon 240, designed and manufactured by UAV Solutions, of Jessup, Md.
DENVER – MyGoFlight has introduced a Universal Cradle device holder that, when combined with MyGoFlight mounts, simplifies and lowers the cost of pilots using EFBs, iPads or tablets in the cockpits of planes, according to company officials.
“Every time you upgrade your iPad, tablet or EFB, it can wreak havoc on your existing mounting system, especially in situations when not all pilots carry the same exact device or use the same case,” said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight. [Read more…]
Julius J. Alexander, Jr. has been presented the University Aviation Association’s President’s Award.
Aircraft: Grumman American. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Burlington, Wis. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot had not flown much in the preceding two years. His most recent flight occurred more than five months before the accident flight.
The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation has made it a mission to give rides in a Stearman to as many U.S. military veterans as possible. I caught up with the foundation at the Olympia Airport in August 2012. More than two years later, Ageless Aviation Dreams is still at it. On Wednesday, they were at Fort Myers, Florida’s Page Field. [Read more…]
Sharing your wings is a big decision. The goal is to reduce the costs to gain the greatest benefits from flying. Exactly what, how, and why you share your wings offers so many variations and opportunities that there is no single solution.
Previously in The Frugal Pilot, we’ve covered the basics of deciding whether a co-ownership or partnership fits you, then offered ideas on how to write up a workable agreement for sharing. The third option, starting or joining a flying club, offers even more options — and potential problems. Let’s take a closer look.