The Garmin Pilot app for Android has been updated, now incorporating the display of both terrain and obstacles overtop Garmin’s navigation maps, VFR Sectionals, IFR high and low enroute charts. [Read more…]
Plane Perfect, a new aircraft detailing supply company, has entered the general aviation market with a new line of specially-developed products and tools that will help aircraft owners maintain the appearance and extend the life of their aircraft’s exterior finish and interior components. [Read more…]
The FAA has posted the second video in its Safety Information Video Series. Titled “The 2015 Wildlife Hazard Management and Strike Reporting Update,” the video outlines the benefits of wildlife hazard strike reporting and how airport operators use the information to reduce wildlife strikes at airports.
The pilot reported that the engine run-up and the initial takeoff were normal and that the Piper PA-28 rotated at 50 mph and lifted off at 60 mph from the airport in Lafayette, Ind.
The airplane then accelerated to its best angle of climb speed and cleared the front edge of a band of trees that bordered the end of the runway, after which it descended into the trees and subsequently hit terrain. [Read more…]
Amber Phillips sent in this series of photos of the 1946 PA-12 she helped restore last winter. “Then I received my SES in it recently,” she reports. “Too much fun!” [Read more…]
Mountain flying instructor Joe Kuberka drew one of the largest groups of the week for his Alaska presentation at this year’s SUN ’n FUN fly-in. The turnout for his session about flying from the Lower 48 to Alaska topped 75 aviators.
With good humor and a lively photo presentation, Kuberka did not disappoint, honing in on safety and offering common sense suggestions for backcountry and Alaska-bound aviators. [Read more…]