Our good friends at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in South Carolina took some time out from clean up and shoveling efforts to take some photos of the snow that hit the southern airport earlier this month. [Read more…]
Last summer, while on a flying trip to Alaska, I visited two popular tourist destinations in the backcountry.
One of them, Chena Hot Springs, was half an hour by air from our home base at Chena Marina Airport (AK28) in Fairbanks. The other, 184 air miles south, was the historic town of Talkeetna, aerial gateway to Denali, North America’s highest peak. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) report outlines deficiencies in the FAA’s ability to adequately prepare for and respond to major disruptions to the air traffic system.
The IG pointed to shortcomings in the agency’s contingency planning, controller training, technology, and system redundancy and resiliency. [Read more…]
Cardinal Aviation has begun production of a light, but strong towbar that pulls all kinds of airplanes. [Read more…]
The student pilot was attempting to land at the airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after his first solo flight.
He thought his airspeed was high. The Cessna 152 landed hard and bounced three times, which resulted in the collapse of the nose landing gear. [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Rafael Cortes sent in these photos for Picture of the Day, with a quick note: “After some time flying other light-sport aircraft, I decided to go back to my ultralight roots, and get re-checked in the Quicksilver Sport2S. It was a fun sunset flight over Arecibo, even flying by the new tallest statue in US Territory (even taller than the Statue of Liberty), the Birth of the New World (or The Statue of Columbus). [Read more…]
There are three basic types of people you meet in the typical FBO’s pilot lounge.
If you’ve read many of my columns for General Aviation News, it will not surprise you to learn I like hanging around FBOs and pilot lounges.
My enjoyment of this pastime stems from working as a lineboy at my local airport one summer and from, well, hanging around FBOs.
Each facility is different, of course, but there are certain similarities and “features” we’ve all come to expect at an FBO. [Read more…]