THERMAL, California — Students from the Desert Mirage High School Aviation Academy accepted the keys to a donated fully operable Gulfstream GII on behalf of the new Jacqueline Cochran Discovery of Flight and Education Center. [Read more…]
Ever heard the story about the guy who landed a C-119 in Iwo Jima, in a typhoon, while seated on the floor of the cockpit?
What about the guy who, in 1963, flew a DC-4 1,200 miles north of Point Barrow, Alaska, and landed on an “ice island” in support of the Arctic Research Laboratories? [Read more…]
A new book designed to help aircraft owners and operators understand the complexities of purchasing aircraft insurance has been release.
“Aircraft Insurance Fundamentals: A Concise Guide For Aircraft Owners and Operators,” by Tim Bonnell Jr., is a practical reference for navigating the world of aircraft insurance, according to the publisher. [Read more…]
Purdue Aviation and TECNAM have combined resources to bring sales and flight training to Purdue Research Park Aerospace District
Purdue Aviation, Purdue Research Foundation and TECNAM US have created a partnership that will support a U.S.-based sales, maintenance and training center in the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, Indiana. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that before taking off for a local flight in the Piper J-3 in Hopkinsville, Ky., when he conducted the engine run up, the magneto drop for the right magneto was 150 rpm, which was 100 rpm greater than the drop for the left magneto.
He later stated that the “engine ran up just fine.” [Read more…]
Geoff Smathers sent in this photo of him and Ed Satterly over Moraine State Park in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, in a Geoff’s 1968 C182L Legacy Skylane shot by photographer Dave King. [Read more…]
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that a district court prematurely dismissed a lawsuit that was brought by the City of Santa Monica to determine whether the city is obligated to continue operating Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in Southern California. [Read more…]