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…]
The commercial pilot was conducting a personal cross-country flight in the Cirrus SR22. He reported that, while en route to his destination at a cruise altitude of about 5,000 feet mean sea level, the engine “failed.” [Read more…]
Steven Untiet of Alaska Custom Firearms in Anchorage, Alaska, sent in these photos, taken of his plane at Merrill Field on his iPhone the morning of Oct. 11, 2016. [Read more…]
This past week my Sunday paper included a story you would have enjoyed.
The photos were of three young women, each standing proudly beside an airplane. Two were beside a Piper Cub, while the third leaned casually against a Cessna 150. One is a CFI, the other two are high school students who just happen to be working toward earning a private pilot certificate.
All three plan to make aviation a career. [Read more…]
“The New York Times called it a ‘fine landing’ and reported it had been widely called ‘a feat of aeronautics.'”
A friend passed the story to me from the popular Imgur website.
According to the June 4, 2016 New York Times story, Thomas Fitzpatrick landed a stolen plane “on St. Nicholas Avenue in northern Manhattan,” a little after 3 a.m. It was Sept. 30, 1956, and Fitzpatrick had long been in a local watering hole and as “the story goes, he had made a bet with someone in the bar that he could be back in the Heights from New Jersey in 15 minutes.” [Read more…]
If you’ve watched any of Backcountry Aviation’s popular STOL Tips video series, you might consider adding one of their seminars to your continuing education.
Upcoming locations include: Burnet, Texas (Dec. 10-11, 2016); Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 11-12, 2017); and Rockin 7 Ranch, Wyoming (Apr. 29-30, 2017). [Read more…]
Continental Motors Services (CMS) will host a Beechcraft Clinic Nov. 3-6, 2016, at its facility at Sonny Callahan Airport (KCQF) in Fairhope, Ala., in conjunction with the American Bonanza Society (ABS). [Read more…]
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has opened registration for the fifth annual GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge, a competition to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills among U.S. high school students using aviation.
The first 100 high schools that enter the competition will receive complimentary “Fly to Learn” curriculum and software powered by X-Plane that teach aerodynamic and aviation engineering principles. [Read more…]