WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing Wednesday to review the FAA’s air traffic controller hiring, staffing, and training plans and related issues. [Read more…]
Mary Feik, an aviation engineer, master mechanic, pilot, instructor and aircraft restorer, passed away June 10. [Read more…]
The CFI reported he had completed a one hour flight with his student and they landed uneventfully at the airport in Orlando, Florida. After landing, the Cessna 172 had a long taxi to return to the FBO. [Read more…]
Tomas Daniska recently sent in this photo, snapped on his phone after landing at Trencin Airport (LZTN) in Slovakia.
“It shows an interesting phenomenon,” he explains. [Read more…]
Flying in remote Alaska is just about the most memorable fun one can have in an airplane.
If you’re like me, you’ve often read about bush flying. We all have different definitions of exactly what that is, but most of us can agree it involves VFR flying in basic airplanes to and from unprepared landing surfaces and away from ATC.
That said, it’s one thing to do an out-and-back to a remote grass strip or a quiet lake, which many of us have done. It’s quite another to conduct several days of flight operations without once using pavement or refueling from anything other than five-gallon cans.
I was very fortunate years ago to get a taste of this kind of flying, in Alaska, with a group of pilots and salmon fishermen. [Read more…]
A team of medical personnel, emergency management specialists and drone technology experts, including from New Jersey Institute of Technology‘s New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), will conduct the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. on June 23 on the New Jersey coastline.
The flights will demonstrate the capacity of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to provide lifesaving aid to victims of a disaster, such as a hurricane or system-wide failure of electrical or communications infrastructure. [Read more…]