Daher has released a new iPad application that allows future TBM 900 and TBM 930 owners to customize the paint scheme of their aircraft, while also enabling TBM fans to visualize the airplane of their dreams. [Read more…]
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — The New England Air Museum is offering an array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, Monday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 30.
Explore three exhibit hangars filled with more than 60 historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities, including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.
Visitors can also take to the skies at the museum’s Virtual Flight Center using advanced, three screen yoke and pedal flight simulators. The Virtual Flight Center is open to visitors ages 10 and older and a $5 fee person fee applies for a 30 minute flight. [Read more…]
The pilot had planned to depart on a local solo flight in St. Petersburg, Florida. He completed a preflight inspection of the Cessna T182T, which was parked outside of the pilot’s hangar, and pointed towards a set of hangars about 50 feet away. [Read more…]
The winners of the first-ever Recreational Aviation Foundation photo contest were recently revealed, with RAF officials noting they received more than 200 entries for the contest.
The three Grand Prize Winners are Mike Hart, Bjorn Eriksen and Lisa Ballantyne. Richard Sugden and Bryan Minnear won Honorable Mention for their photos. Each won RAF greeting cards with their winning photo on the front.
See all five photos below, with comments from the judges: [Read more…]
At the coffee shop this morning my friend John raised a few eyebrows with this comment: “I don’t know of a single high school or college that offers a course in negotiation.”
John’s a very successful businessman who knows a thing or two about negotiation. His concern is well placed.
Let that hang there for a moment. Think about it. Admittedly, I’m no expert on educational curriculum or who offers what out there in the wider world, but we have to at least acknowledge John’s point. If there’s a public high school offering a class in the skill and science of negotiation, I’m not aware of it. I’ve certainly seen and experienced a fair number of folks who have a less than solid grasp on the concept, though. [Read more…]
Aviation Search Group, a recruiting firm dedicated to the aviation industry, recently surveyed more than 300 aviation executives and found that an overwhelming majority — 86% — believe the results of the recent election will have a positive impact on aviation as a whole.
Additionally, 79% feel more jobs will be created within the aviation, according to the survey.
In a totally unscientific poll, Sporty’s asked its customers to provide their opinions on a variety of questions on products introduced or in use in 2016.
Somewhat surprisingly, when it comes to naming the most interesting new product of 2016, the winner is Garmin’s G5, which is driving down the cost of panel upgrades while driving up the reliability of panel-mounted equipment.
Another Garmin product, the D2 Bravo Titanium, ranked second, while the Sirius XM Aviation Receiver SXAR1 came in third.
Other findings of the survey include: [Read more…]
Margins of Safety: Avoiding Traffic Pattern Stalls looks at the various complexities of flying in the pattern, as well as the importance of avoiding distractions and focusing on stick and rudder skills. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will again promote “12 Planes of Christmas,” an online giving campaign.
Located at SupportCAF.org, the campaign provides an opportunity to aide in the restoration and maintenance of the aircraft, as well as learn more about the CAF’s fleet of 165 airplanes. All of the CAF aircraft are restored, maintained, flown and exhibited by a volunteer force, which operate out of 60 different CAF locations across the country. The organization depends on donations to keep em’ flying, officials note. [Read more…]
Organizers of the Los Angeles County Air Show report that Lockheed Martin is returning as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Air Show, themed “Red, White and Boom!”
Also, returning to General William J. Fox Airfield is the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team, slated as the headline act for the air show, which is slated for March 25-26, 2017. [Read more…]