Sennheiser will withdraw from the pilots’ headset business beginning March 2016. The company will fulfill all obligations for servicing and spare parts as a result of sales guarantees. Headsets for the air traffic control (ATC) sector are not affected by this decision, according to company officials. [Read more…]
For $21.99 a month, Pro Pilot provides services and protections to professional pilots whose livelihood depends on maintaining their pilot certificate and medical certification. [Read more…]
RICHMOND, Va. — A retired NASA pilot who has the distinction of being the only person in the world to have flown and tested both the Concorde and Russian TU-144 supersonic transports has been inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.
Robert A. Rivers spent 14 years, from 1990 to 2004, as a research pilot at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, as well as a number of years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — Both of Raisbeck Engineering’s newly designed propeller models for the King Air 350 have been released for customer orders.
The Aviat Aircraft A1B pilot reported that after touchdown on a grass airstrip in LaGrange, Wyo., the landing roll was normal for about 100 feet, but then the plane came to an abrupt stop, like it had hit something. [Read more…]
Our December issues will feature The Year in Pictures and we want to run the best shots from 2015 from our readers.
Email your photo — and be sure to include specifics like where it was taken, the plane description, and the full name of anyone in the photo — to Editor Janice Wood.
Note: Please send the largest file size you have available. Bigger is better.
GALLATIN VALLEY, Mont. — Jim Ortman takes off frequently with a government biologist in an Aviat Husky for the kind of flights most pilots only get to dream about. An ATP rated pilot with nearly 19,000 hours logged in everything from bush planes to 747s, Ortman is comfortable flying low and slow over the Rocky Mountains in Northern Montana. [Read more…]
Hanging just above the desk in my office is a lithograph called “The Dealer.”
The artist’s signature is included just below his mustachioed nose. It’s a self-portrait of Kurt Vonnegut, a profoundly influential writer who did more than anyone else to push me in the direction of the literary arts.
Beside it is a thank-you note from the truly great and entirely underrated Earl Morrall. Earl played second-string quarterback for the Colts, behind Johnny Unitas, and the Dolphins behind Bob Griese. In 21 seasons with the NFL he established the model of what a quiet, stoic leader looks like. It was in Miami he did the impossible, leading his team through an undefeated season that culminated with a Super Bowl victory.
Yes, I collect autographs. [Read more…]
On the eve of a U.S. Senate committee’s consideration of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, 17 aviation groups, including the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and those representing medical professionals and airline pilots — have signed a letter urging passage of the bill that would bring significant aeromedical reform. [Read more…]