Low-altitude manuever kills three

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 185. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Blanding, Utah. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The pilot was accompanied by his father and his flight instructor, who was very experienced in mountain flying and familiar with the local canyon areas. Continue Reading →

Confusion surrounds Motor octane rating

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Earlier this year I gave several state IA renewal seminars. I always enjoy these because I get to greet many old friends and find out what is going on in the industry. I also get a lot of excellent information from... Continue Reading →

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Jetmobile debuts at SUN ‘n FUN

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

So just what does a 747 captain think about while he’s flying over the ocean? If you are Paul Holmes, you’re thinking, “That number one engine would look really good on wheels.” After a lot of scribbles on bar napkins... Continue Reading →

Organizations call on FAA to expedite UAS rulemaking

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined 31 other organizations to send a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned... Continue Reading →

Flying with Diabetes fly-in planned

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

A Flying With Diabetes weekend is planned for July 26-27 at Council Bluffs Airport (KCBF) in Iowa. Continue Reading →

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Able Flight awards nine new scholarships

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

It’s a record setting year for Able Flight with nine new scholarships awarded to date. Six of the recipients will soon begin their training at Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology, one has completed a career training course, and two... Continue Reading →

Oklahoma governor extends aerospace industry tax credits

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law a bill extending tax incentives until 2018 to new engineers ,as well as their employers, in Oklahoma’s aerospace industry. Continue Reading →

TAS launches turbine sales division

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

TAS Aircraft Sales has launched a turbine aircraft sales division, which will offer a range of aircraft brokerage and acquisition services, specifically aimed at helping owners of high-­performance piston aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR22, and the transition into light turbine aircraft, such... Continue Reading →

InReach Explorer debuts

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

DeLorme has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. The latest generation of inReach will be available in stores in early May. Continue Reading →

Prepware apps for Windows released

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

New from ASA are Prepware Apps that provide study and test tools for FAA Knowledge Exams on your desktop/laptop computers or your Windows phone or tablet device. Continue Reading →

Failure to use checklist leads to accident

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Fairbanks, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The student pilot intended to depart for a solo flight to the local practice area. Continue Reading →

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For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

NJ Aviation Conference to focus outside the cockpit to grow general aviation

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

By STEVE SCHAPIRO For too long now the aviation community has focused on the question of how to revitalize general aviation. The pilot population has been steadily declining and the costs of flying have been increasing. There have been programs... Continue Reading →

FAA launches GA pilot data collection study

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for the general aviation community. Voluntary data will be collected from GA pilots within 40 nautical... Continue Reading →

Video: What fear of flying looks like

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

A brilliant 10-minute video profiles two women (An & Ria) who’ve never met, and never flown. One is excited, the other less so. Admittedly, a first flight via business jet is beyond the reach of most, but the emotional roller-coaster... Continue Reading →

News

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Is there an STC for a primer system for my engine?

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Q: I have been looking for a possible STC to install a primer system on a O-320-A2D. Would you know of one? JERRY BARNHILL, Longville, La. Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

AOPA launches first member fly-in this Saturday

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest member-aviation organization, will host the first of seven fly-ins for 2014 at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds of aircraft are expected in San Marcos, and... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor approach for Piper

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Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Eaton, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway. Continue Reading →

Products

New book: Area 51 – Black Jets

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Area 51, until recently, was the worst-kept U.S. government secret. We all knew it existed, but the mystery of the place remained, and still does. Bill Yenne’s book, “Area 51 Black Jets – A History of the Aircraft Developed at... Continue Reading →