Garmin has received FAA approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.
The new STC approved model list (AML) includes 562 aircraft models. [Read more…]
A video made by a witness located in a restaurant parking lot near the top of a ridge near Lake Elsinore, Calif., initially shows the Piper PA 28R’s wings level at a low altitude with a steady engine rpm and the landing gear in the retracted position. The airplane then makes about a 45° left turn.
It subsequently levels off, flying in the direction toward the ridgeline with the landing gear in the extended position. The airplane continues at a low altitude toward the rising terrain, and then the video ends. [Read more…]
What a great vacation! Fly a floatplane and then head to Oshkosh…
Glenn Brasch, developer of the Airport Courtesy Cars app, sent in this photo, taken during his vacation in Montana on the Flathead River near Bigfork after a flight in this floatplane. Glenn’s now in Oshkosh, preparing for AirVenture, which kicks off Monday, July 25.
By MIKE PURPURA
On July 16, at 6 a.m., the earth was cloaked in cotton candy clouds as 200 airplanes converged on Washington Island in Wisconsin for the annual fish boil.
Some slipped unnoticed across the Cheddar Curtain and into Wisconsin from Northern Illinois. Others flew east out of the North Woods and across Green Bay. A few pilots and passengers put on their life vests and flew across the lake at Charlevoix, skipping over the Beaver Island chain and following the coast down to Washington Island. They flew in for one purpose: To enjoy boiled Whitefish, potatoes, onions and friends. [Read more…]
JSfirm.com‘s database of thousands of aviation industry jobs can now be search at the General Aviation News website. The search functionality on General Aviation News is unique and allows job seekers to narrow results by category, key word, location or company name – all from the website’s search form. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — After unveiling the remanufactured Ascend 172 light single engine aircraft at last year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture, Yingling Aviation has taken another step in narrowing the gap between new and renovated airplanes by incorporating a number of customer-inspired enhancements into the 2016 version of the airplane on display at this year’s Oshkosh, which kicks off Monday, July 25. [Read more…]
Garmin has unveiled expanded Connext weather and data service packages that provide new pricing tiers that offer all-inclusive rate plans designed to suit pilots’ flying needs for global weather and connectivity.
Based on annual aircraft utilization, two new rate plans are available, each combining continuous weather updates, voice calling and unlimited text messaging. [Read more…]