The Bellanca 17-30A pilot was using flight following services from air traffic control during the return leg of the cross-country flight and, about 12 miles from the destination, he reported to the approach controller that he had the airport in Albany, Ohio, in sight. [Read more…]
Andrew Fortune sent in these photos from his flights in Scotland. [Read more…]
By STEVE WIGHTMAN
I blame my flight addiction on Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous quote: “For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk with your head turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”
Beginning with flying model airplanes in my teens, my eyes were often turned skyward. I’d read about airplanes, engines and feats in then hard-to-find aviation magazines like a bear devours chocolate bars. [Read more…]
So as I look back on the show, it’s all a blur. Thankfully I had a reporter’s notebook in my pocket to document a few of the many interesting tidbits I came across.
So, here’s a condensed, and far-from-complete look at the 2016 SUN ‘n FUN fly-in… as told by my notebook. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board will highlight lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving loss of control, during a seminar scheduled for 9 a.m., May 14, at the NTSB Training Center, in Ashburn, Virginia.
FreeFlight Systems reports that engineering and certification company CMD Flight Solutions has obtained an AML STC for the installation of a FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor paired with Rockwell Collins’ TDR-94/94D transponders.
The pairing is a cost effective way to help aircraft owners meet the ADS-B mandate, according to company officials. [Read more…]
Sporty’s has created T-shirts inspired by three of its most popular catalog covers from the 1970s and 1980s.
These vintage t-shirts are modeled after classic catalog covers and offer a glimpse into the airplanes that remain as popular today as they were when they were first manufactured. Each catalog cover was originally hand-drawn by a Sporty’s artist. [Read more…]
According to the Searey pilot, he positioned his plane to land in an area on a lake in Tavares, Florida, with light ripples. During the landing attempt, the plane bounced and he attempted to continue the landing instead of immediately initiating a go-around. [Read more…]