SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight, which honors outstanding contributors to the art and science of aeronautics through its annual Pathfinder program, has chosen Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and renowned restorer of antique aircraft Addison Pemberton, as this year’s honorees. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that the accident occurred as she was practicing nighttime takeoffs and landings at an airport in Ann Arbor, Mich. During the takeoff roll, as the Piper PA-28-181 was rotating for liftoff, it hit a deer on the runway. [Read more…]
Dana Vanderark sent in this photo with a simple note: “KFLX — Fallon, Nevada — on a nice October Saturday.” [Read more…]
Q: I have come across your name looking for answers to the following: We had to rebuild a Lycoming 0-540-J3C5D with normal wide deck cylinders instead
of the thin wide deck cylinders nine years ago and 800 flying hours. This engine just came in for a cam shaft change.
Our question is can we continue the rest of the engine’s life with the cylinders as explained above?
In your opinion, can there be a safety issue by using the same cylinders?
JAN VILJOEN, Superior Millenium Aircraft Engines, South Africa
NAPLES, Florida — Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation (AEAC), which is developing the “Sun Flyer” solar-electric training aircraft, and TC Aero Group, which offers maintenance, repair and overhaul with facilities in Florida and Minnesota, have launched a Sun Flyer sales and service center for the state of Florida. The operation, based in Naples, will be part of Prime Planes Aircraft Services, a TC Aero Group company. [Read more…]
Cascade Warbirds, a not-for-profit organization involved in the restoration and display of historically significant military aircraft based in the Pacific Northwest, is now accepting applications for its 2017 Aviation Scholarship program.
Teaming with Galvin Flight Services on Boeing Field in Seattle, these scholarships, awarded to area youth aged 16 to 21 years, include tuition for the Private Pilot Ground School course, all book and supplies, plus two instructional flights.
More details and the application can be found online.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Some of the best known names in general aviation, including Cessna, Garmin, Pilatus, Cirrus, Avidyne and Piper, are expected to be exhibitors at the Flying Aviation Expo Presented by Scheyden, Oct. 20-22 2016. [Read more…]