A new “Real Pilot Story” video produced by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute chronicles the lessons learned from the harrowing experience of a California pilot, his wife and daughter during a seemingly routine flight that ended with a mountainside crash and rescue. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 172RG planned to fly from Abbeville, Louisiana, but when he went to start the airplane he found the engine battery was dead. He decided to hand-prop the airplane to start the engine. [Read more…]
By MIKE TAYLOR
As a first-time visitor to AERO Friedrichshafen, the biggest general aviation event in Europe, my impressions were highly favorable. It’s held annually on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany.
Having been to Berlin’s air show twice, I’ve found the German capital’s event to be all about big aircraft and military. AERO, on the other hand, is billed as the Global Show for General Aviation. This year, more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 33,000 visitors from all over the world attended the show, which was held April 15-18. [Read more…]