Smoke distracts pilot

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Newberry, Mich. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The airplane was in cruise flight when the pilot detected a “hot electrical” odor in the cockpit. Continue Reading →

The Black Hole Departure disaster

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

A dark cloud has recently settled on the general aviation community from the fatal airplane crash of Babar and Haris Suleman. They were a father and son pilot team who were attempting to fly around the world. They had become... Continue Reading →

Soaring deer population poses threat for pilots

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Soaring deer populations are nuisances for airports and threats to pilots and planes, according to a report from ABC News. From 1990 to 2013, there were 1,088 collisions between planes and deer, elk, moose and caribou, according to a recent joint... Continue Reading →

New report criticizes NextGen rollout

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

The FAA’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control system — known as NextGen — has had such a bumpy rollout that costs associated with some of the core technology outweigh potential benefits, according to a report by the Transportation Department’s... Continue Reading →

Oklahoma and South Carolina recognized for GA excellence

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recognized excellence, both in its members and state aviation programs, during the association’s awards banquet held at its 83rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island, earlier this month. Continue Reading →

Fargo Jet Center expands to Minneapolis/St. Paul market

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —  Exclusive Aerospace, an affiliate of Fargo Jet Center (FJC), has expanded to the Minneapolis market through purchasing the assets of Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM). Flying Cloud is one of the main corporate... Continue Reading →

Heart of Texas Airshow takes off Saturday

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

WACO, Texas — The Heart Of Texas Airshow returns this Saturday, Sept. 27, to Texas State Technical College Airport. Continue Reading →

Sporty’s offers FAA-approved ATP Certification Training Program

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

With the FAA mandate that all pilots seeking an ATP certificate be required to complete an FAA-approved ATP Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP) prior to taking the ATP Knowledge test, Sporty’s has partnered with ABX Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio, to offer... Continue Reading →

Scope it out with ATS

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

OSCODA, Mich.  — Aircraft Tool Supply now carries two video borescopes used to document maintenance issues, train mechanics, monitor progressive conditions, and provide evidence of work. Continue Reading →

Rollout goes bad

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Zenith CH 750. Injuries: None. Location: Colfax, Wis. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land the airplane on a grass runway. The airplane touched down on the centerline of the runway and was slowing down when it... Continue Reading →

An Alaskan adventure

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

“It’s like a magic carpet!” This is how my friend Wilma described the Cirrus SR22T on a recent trip from Seattle to Anchorage and back. A few weeks prior to my departure, I was talking about my upcoming flight to Anchorage... Continue Reading →

FAA calls on aviation industry to equip for NextGen

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, DC –  The FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held Oct. 28. The... Continue Reading →

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Wright B Flyer project receives challenge grant

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

DAYTON, Ohio — Wright “B” Flyer Inc. has received another major gift to fund a new flying lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane. The new Wright Model B lookalike will replace Wright “B” Flyer No. 1, also known... Continue Reading →

Coalition sends ‘serious’ petition to FAA

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON – On Sept. 22, a coalition of aviation trade associations asked the FAA to fix a seven-letter mistake in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that would create serious headaches for the aviation maintenance industry. Continue Reading →

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Rescue animal airlift featured at Southeast Aviation Expo

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by

On Saturday, Sept. 27, a special air caravan containing rescued animals will depart from the Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina as part of the Southeast Aviation Expo. Continue Reading →