Kirby Chambliss, Michael Goulian and others involved in the Red Bull Air Race celebrate National Aviation Day, which was held Aug. 19, in this short video: [Read more…]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Aug. 19, a group of aerospace and aviation experts launched an effort to create global training standards for aviation maintenance technicians and other industry workers.
This is the first new committee launched this year by ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations.
Called Committee F46 on Aerospace Personnel, the group aims to create consensus-driven standards that will help workers gain skills to adapt to new technologies and other advancements. [Read more…]
MIAMI — Pan Am International Flight Academy has been approved by the FAA to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot exam.
The six-day program consists of 30 hours of academic training including: Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Air Carrier Operations, Leadership, CRM and Safety, plus 10 hours of training and demonstration in a level D simulator.
On Dec. 18, 1990, Tom Casey became the first person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine seaplane, landing only on water. He did it in a converted Cessna 206 named the “Liberty II” equipped with floats. A new novel by William Coleman, “Floatplane Odyssey,” details the account of this historic adventure. [Read more…]
The pilot was flying over a heavily wooded, remote area near Sisters, Ore., when the Cessna 172B’s engine lost power. He restarted the engine several times, and each time it ran for a shorter period of time. [Read more…]
The Breitling Jet Team, supported by the Swiss watch company Breitling, took in some of the most incredible sights during its first-ever North American Tour this summer.
Performing in the U.S. for the first time this year, the team took the opportunity to see some of the incredible sights our country has to offer, given the bird’s eye views they have from the cockpits of their seven L-39 C Albatros jets.
Flights included a breathtaking pass over the New York City skyline, and a flight to salute the iconic French warship, the Hermione, as well as a flight near Mount Rushmore, the Kennedy Space Station in Florida, Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rainier in Washington State. [Read more…]
I spent my Saturday productively, standing at the front of the Eickhoff Conference Room at SUN ‘n FUN, leading a donut and coffee fueled group of Rusty Pilots back through the intricacies of airspace, weather reports, and right of way rules. It was great. We spent three hours together laughing, learning, and sharing a few personal stories that gave context to the art and science of flying in the general aviation environment.
Near the end of the formal presentation, a very attentive fellow near the back of the room asked a great question. “Do we know why so many people have fallen away from flying?” he asked. [Read more…]