FlightSafety promotes Pisell to manager of Houston center

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Jeremy Pisell to manager of its Learning Center in Houston, Texas. He succeeds David Glass, who was recently named manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue Reading →

Airplane stalls on departure

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Aeronca 11AC. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Comfort, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot took off and at an altitude of 250 feet AGL, initiated a left turn. During the turn, the left wing dropped 60° to 70°. Continue Reading →

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Video: Oshkosh Calling

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

I’m still recovering from AirVenture 2014 but seeing this YouTube video (thank you Slick) makes me ready to go back… Enjoy 5:54 from a most magical place. Continue Reading →

Homebuilding okay in hangars

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

You probably know someone who is building an aircraft in a hangar at a publicly owned airport. It may surprise you to know that, until recently,  the FAA considered that activity outside the appropriate use of a hangar. On July... Continue Reading →

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Minden Soaring Club at tops in world standings

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

The Minden Soaring Club (MSC) at Minden Tahoe Airport is #3 in the world standings, out of 1,111 clubs. MSC is only 12 points out of first place in the world, club officials said. Continue Reading →

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New Cessna Citation CJ3+ makes first flight

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

Cessna reports the successful maiden flight of the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ from the company’s manufacturing facility adjacent to Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. Mark Tuttle, production flight test pilot, said all systems performed as expected during the 73... Continue Reading →

Concorde introduces heated batteries for cold weather ops

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

Cold temperatures increase the internal resistance, which decreases a battery’s capacity and slows its ability to accept charge current. For years, operators in cold climates have made it a practice to endure the inconvenience of removing batteries from aircraft, transporting and... Continue Reading →

AOPA begins transition back to Jeppesen for online flight planner

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has made a change to its online flight planning member benefit. Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web. AIFP... Continue Reading →

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Video: A thunderstorm’s impacts on air travel

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

When a thunderstorm hits an airport, the impact on aircraft is immediate. Here’s a great time-lapse video of that impact on the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL). Wow… Continue Reading →

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Bush Flying DVD released

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by

Supersonic Productions has unveiled the first in its Excellent Aviator series of shows on DVD, “Bush Flying.” Continue Reading →

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Shell Aviation redesigns lubricants packaging

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

Shell Aviation revealed new product packaging for piston engine oils at this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh. Continue Reading →

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Video: A windowless jet… concept

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

France’s Technicon Design came up with a creative new jet concept… no windows. Instead, the design team, “quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology... Continue Reading →

Jeppesen to sponsor iPad EFB Challenge

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

Jeppesen has become a sponsor of the iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition – a seminar/contest series designed to advance the use of iPads and other tablet devices in-flight by pilots. This seminar series builds on the iPad Takes Flight!... Continue Reading →

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FlightSafety’s Pilatus sim receives FAA nod

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International’s new Pilatus PC-12/47 simulator has been qualified to Level D by the FAA. This simulator is the only FAA Level D qualified simulator for the Pilatus PC-12/47 available worldwide. Continue Reading →

Pre-purchase flight ends with crash

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Socata TB 10. Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious. Location: Shirley, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: The flight was a pre-purchase demonstration of the airplane. The buyer intended to examine and photograph the maintenance records, then fly the airplane around the... Continue Reading →