Splash-In: The wet SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER At this year’s SUN ’n FUN, the Seabirds flocked to Lake Agnes at Fantasy of Flight for their 22nd Annual Splash-In. Continue Reading →

Runway to shut down at Rocky Mountain Metro

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) announced a major shutdown and upgrade of its major 9,000-foot runway, 11L-29R, for an estimated $8.83 million reconstruction and overlay. Scheduled for 70 days of closure, the runway is scheduled to be unusable from April... Continue Reading →

Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Now available from ASA is “Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots,” which uses actual aircraft accident examples, statistics, aviation safety studies, and the authors’ more than 60 years of combined experience as pilots and flight safety educators to document and... Continue Reading →

Silent Falcon begins initial production

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies (SFUAS), a former subsidiary of Bye Aerospace, announced a transition to the production phase of its Silent Falcon unmanned aircraft system. The patent-pending Silent Falcon is a solar/electric, all composite, modular small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)... Continue Reading →

Fuel starvation brings down Mooney

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Mooney M20B. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Rosamond, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: As the pilot prepared for takeoff, he noted that the left fuel tank was about 1/4 full and the right fuel tank was empty. Continue Reading →

Iconic pilot supply store up for sale

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The airport pilot supply store can become like a second home to aviators — especially if the store has been in the same family for decades. Nancy Griffith has owned and operated The Aviator’s Store and Aviation Book Co. at... Continue Reading →

There you go again

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

On Jan. 19 your bloggers posted a rebuttal to an article in EAA’s Sport Aviation titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. We did our... Continue Reading →

Hillsboro Aviation debuts new financing options for flight training

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Hillsboro Aviation, an airplane and helicopter flight training school, has numerous financing options for flight training available, including a new loan program that offers up to full program financing. Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle to host UAS workshop in San Diego

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry can take advantage of a two-day course being offered in San Diego April 24-25 by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide. Continue Reading →

Mustang Aeronautics slates Open House Fly-In

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The Midget Mustang and Mustang II fly-in and factory open house is scheduled for May 17 at the Oakland Troy Airport (KVLL) in Troy, Mich. Continue Reading →

AnywhereEducation to cover Flight Guide iEFB subscriptions

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Airguide Publications, the publisher of Flight Guide airport guides and the iEFB tablet app, has ceased operations. Customers with an iEFB subscription were left to wonder about the updates they were owned after the app was pulled from Apple’s App... Continue Reading →

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iFly GPS now available for Android

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Adventure Pilot has launched iFly GPS for Android. iFly GPS is available on the Google Play Store and the App Store with a 30-day free trial. Continue Reading →

Sensenich introduces prop for RVs and other fast homebuilts

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Sensenich Propellers announces that its adjustable composite propeller for the Lycoming O-360 has passed all its own tests and also complies with ASTM standards, and is ready to ship to owners of Van’s RV models 3, 4, 6, 7, 8,... Continue Reading →

Side-load over-stresses landing gear

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Cross Keys, N.J. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: An airport surveillance camera captured the airplane as it landed, then fish-tailed before going off the left side of the runway. Continue Reading →

Something to brag about

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Today is a good day to brag a bit. With the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in the rearview mirror, it’s a great time to celebrate where we are as an industry, because there is a lot going... Continue Reading →

News

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Opinion

Is there an STC for a primer system for my engine?

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Q: I have been looking for a possible STC to install a primer system on a O-320-A2D. Would you know of one? JERRY BARNHILL, Longville, La. Continue Reading →

Airshows & Fly-Ins

AOPA launches first member fly-in this Saturday

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest member-aviation organization, will host the first of seven fly-ins for 2014 at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds of aircraft are expected in San Marcos, and... Continue Reading →

Aircraft

Powering Imagination teams with Embry-Riddle to create electric flight program

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems. Continue Reading →

Accidents

Poor approach for Piper

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Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Eaton, N.Y. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a grass runway. Continue Reading →

Products

New book: Area 51 – Black Jets

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Area 51, until recently, was the worst-kept U.S. government secret. We all knew it existed, but the mystery of the place remained, and still does. Bill Yenne’s book, “Area 51 Black Jets – A History of the Aircraft Developed at... Continue Reading →