Following a request from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the FAA has once again made it possible for student pilots to solo on their 14th or 16th birthday, depending on the type of aircraft they are flying. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — FreeFlight Systems has launched the “Win a RANGR” promotion for U.S.-registered aircraft owners, with a grand prize of a RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT), as well as $2,500 towards the cost of installation.
This year’s giveaway at EAA AirVenture marks the sixth RANGR ADS-B system that FreeFlight Systems has awarded to contest participants.
Aircraft owners can view promotion details and enter to participate in the drawing, which will be held July 29, during AirVenture at Equipit2020.com/win. Participants do not have to be present to win. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — On opening day of AirVenture, Hartzell Engine Technologies reported it is producing a series of short instructional videos aimed at helping general aviation aircraft owners and technicians better understand the operations of key aircraft components and systems.
“When we attend airshows and events we get a lot of the same questions from attendees and many of them are about basic operations and maintenance,” said Mike Disbrow, president. “We felt that it was the right time to take all of our internal expertise and create a series of short instructional videos that our customers and technicians can access any time to get the information they need.” [Read more…]
The first is an engine modification utilizing the advanced power of GE’s H80 engine. The second is an avionics retrofit with the AeroVue integrated flight deck by BendixKing. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, while conducting a preflight inspection on the Beech C24R, he looked inside the wing fuel tanks and estimated that there was about 27 gallons of fuel. He then departed on a local flight to test the avionics and autopilot system.
While returning to the airport after an approximate one-hour flight, the engine experienced a total loss of power, and he attempted a forced landing on the roof of a building in Titusville, Florida.
The airplane crashed through the roof, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings, fuselage, and flight control surfaces. [Read more…]