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Video: Stunning Director Showreel

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Eric Magnan and Airborne Films posted this video gem to Vimeo about five months ago. The close-ups, the ejection, the music and more make it a compelling 2-minutes. Continue Reading →

VFR into IMC kills one

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beechcraft Musketeer. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Dayton, Va. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Before departing, the non-instrument-rated pilot obtained a weather briefing and was advised several times that VFR flight was not recommended due to existing and forecasted instrument meteorological conditions... Continue Reading →

Action, reaction, over-reaction

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

In the political arena opinions are rampant. Facts are often scarce, and statistics are often tweaked until reduced to little more than useless gibberish designed to support an otherwise unsupportable argument. This is true in every town, every state, and... Continue Reading →

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 →