Photo by Brian Lockoff, courtesy of Goleta Air and Space Museum

VFR sectional? There’s more to know

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

One way to avoid mid-air surprises is to know where likely traffic is coming from. That’s easier said than done outside your local area. It’s really tough for new pilots still learning the ropes. When I was a student in... Continue Reading →

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Video: Aircam as waterskiing tow-plane

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Using an AirCam as a barefoot skier “tow-plane” is the latest in a long-line of adrenaline-fueled videos by director ‘devinsupertramp’. Which end of the rope would you prefer? Continue Reading →

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome kicks off fundraising effort for new Visitors Center

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

RHINEBECK, N.Y.  — With a goal of breaking ground in November, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome volunteers are hustling to raise funds for a new $150,000 Visitor Center. Plans are now complete for the gift shop, model museum and modern restrooms in one building. The... Continue Reading →

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New York UAS test site now operational

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

The FAA reports that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., is ready to conduct research on integrating UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). Continue Reading →

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Kansas Aviation Expo takes off Sept. 22

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

The second annual Kansas Aviation Expo, slated for Sept. 22-26, will showcase business aviation as part of the event’s presentation on the importance of aviation to the state. This year’s expo, with the theme “Where Dreams Come True,” will include a... Continue Reading →

Landmark Aviation completes new FBO at San Diego International Airport

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Landmark Aviation recently completed its newly-constructed facility at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Continue Reading →

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Tool backpack debuts

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Ergodyne has expanded its Arsenal Tool Storage Collection with the new Arsenal 5843 Tool Backpack. Featuring a two-compartment design, the Arsenal 5843 is certified for hoisting up to 50 pounds,  allowing for hands-free climbing and easy mobility of tools and equipment around... Continue Reading →

Butler Watch Company offers personalized watch engraving

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Butler Watch Company now offers personalized engraving available with the purchase of a Butler watch. Continue Reading →

Too much brake for Bellanca

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC. Injuries: None. Location: Sidney, Neb. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, during the landing rollout as the airplane slowed, it started veering to the right. He applied left rudder and left brake to correct the problem.... Continue Reading →

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Video: Morning at Daybreak

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

Not every video needs to be “extreme” to be fun to watch. “Morning at Daybreak” from Zane Jacobson at Backcountry Pilot is a perfect example. Continue Reading →

GA issues stalled until after election

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress is now on its summer recess. Members will reconvene Sept. 8 for a session of just two weeks and two days. Once it adjourns Sept. 23, the Congress won’t meet again until after the November election. This is... Continue Reading →

Virginia Tech UAS Test Site now operational

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. The site is the last of six... Continue Reading →

Perlan Project partners with Airbus

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

Perlan Project, a not-for-profit aeronautical exploration and atmospheric science research organization that uses sailplanes designed to fly at extremely high altitudes, has partnered with Airbus Group to fly a glider to the edge of space. Airbus Perlan Mission II was... Continue Reading →

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Bearhawk LSA Kit completes maiden flight

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, Texas — Bearhawk Aircraft’s first kit-built Bearhawk LSA aircraft has completed its maiden flight. Continue Reading →

Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium set for Sept. 5

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

Reynolds Jet Management will host the first Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium (CBAS2014) Sept. 5. Continue Reading →