More than 2,300 aircraft owners applied for a $500 rebate in the first two weeks of the FAA’s program to encourage early installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) systems in their aircraft ahead of the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline, according to a post on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website.
However, several elements of the program have been the source of misunderstandings, according to some of the pilots who contacted AOPA’s Pilot Information Center and the FAA. In the new post, AOPA staff clarify the program and what is required of aircraft owners who apply for the rebate. Check it out here.
On April 17, 2015, a Cessna 421B pilot was forced to land on a highway, when first the left engine, then the right, lost all power during climb-out from Angelina County Airport (KLFK) in Lufkin, Texas.
According to the NTSB report, the plane was “substantially damaged,” while one person sustained serious injuries and two others sustained minor injuries.
When the pilot got out of the plane on the highway, he could smell Jet A fuel.
The problem? When he asked the FBO to top off the tip tanks, he meant with 100LL. [Read more…]
Michigan’s W.K. Kellogg Airport will play host to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In in Battle Creek, Sept. 16 and 17.
To help pilots prepare, AOPA has put together a fly-in procedures video and a pilot information packet.
With the FAA mandate for ADS-B Out approaching — it will be required by Jan. 1, 2020 in most airspace where a transponder is required today — aircraft owners need to understand the options.
That’s why the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) put together an ADS-B selection tool to help GA aircraft owners determine the best solutions to consider for their aircraft and where they fly. Check it out here.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released the latest edition of the Joseph T. Nall Report, which provides the most comprehensive analysis of general aviation safety available.
The latest edition includes data through 2013, the most recent year for which NTSB probable cause findings, aviation activity surveys, and other relevant data sets are available in final form.
For the first time in the 25-year history of the Nall Report, the rate of fatal accidents in non-commercial, fixed-wing aircraft dropped below 1 per 100,000 flight hours. [Read more…]