GA groups lobby for expedited review of medical reform

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In an August 15 letter, the associations urged Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete its review of... Continue Reading →

Build A Plane receives Crown Circle Award for Excellence in Aviation Education

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) has awarded Build A Plane the Crown Circle Award as the 2014 inductee to the Crown Circle, which recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in leadership in Aerospace Education. Continue Reading →

Catholic Aviation Association launches flying club network

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

A new non-profit organization, The Catholic Aviation Association (CAA), whose motto is “Faith, Flying and Fellowship,” plans to establish a nationwide network of flying clubs, to be known as Cupertino Aviation Clubs. Continue Reading →

SmartPilot.ca celebrates first anniversary

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

QUEENSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA  — Canada’s single source web portal for all things related to flying safely recently celebrated the first anniversary of its launch. SmartPilot.ca continues to grow with more new, purpose-developed material going online each quarter, according to officials. Additional videos — many of... Continue Reading →

Latest edition of ‘Buying and Owning Your Own Airplane’ released as eBook

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

The new fourth edition of “Buying and Owning Your Own Airplane” by James E. Ellis is now available as an eBook. Continue Reading →

Advanced Flight Systems enhances EFIS with logbook software

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) has unveiled a new EFIS logbook feature that will export flight data to Logbook Pro using the internal SD card on the AF-5000 series EFIS screens. Continue Reading →

Scheyden Catalina Air Show set for Oct. 4

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

The Third Annual Scheyden Catalina Air Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, in Avalon Bay on California’s Catalina Island. Continue Reading →

FlightSafety promotes Pisell to manager of Houston center

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Jeremy Pisell to manager of its Learning Center in Houston, Texas. He succeeds David Glass, who was recently named manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue Reading →

Airplane stalls on departure

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Aeronca 11AC. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Comfort, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot took off and at an altitude of 250 feet AGL, initiated a left turn. During the turn, the left wing dropped 60° to 70°. Continue Reading →

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Video: Oshkosh Calling

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

I’m still recovering from AirVenture 2014 but seeing this YouTube video (thank you Slick) makes me ready to go back… Enjoy 5:54 from a most magical place. Continue Reading →

Homebuilding okay in hangars

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

You probably know someone who is building an aircraft in a hangar at a publicly owned airport. It may surprise you to know that, until recently,  the FAA considered that activity outside the appropriate use of a hangar. On July... Continue Reading →

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Minden Soaring Club at tops in world standings

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

The Minden Soaring Club (MSC) at Minden Tahoe Airport is #3 in the world standings, out of 1,111 clubs. MSC is only 12 points out of first place in the world, club officials said. Continue Reading →

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New Cessna Citation CJ3+ makes first flight

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

Cessna reports the successful maiden flight of the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ from the company’s manufacturing facility adjacent to Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. Mark Tuttle, production flight test pilot, said all systems performed as expected during the 73... Continue Reading →

Concorde introduces heated batteries for cold weather ops

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

Cold temperatures increase the internal resistance, which decreases a battery’s capacity and slows its ability to accept charge current. For years, operators in cold climates have made it a practice to endure the inconvenience of removing batteries from aircraft, transporting and... Continue Reading →

AOPA begins transition back to Jeppesen for online flight planner

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has made a change to its online flight planning member benefit. Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web. AIFP... Continue Reading →