OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft passed a major benchmark this week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama, that his AeroVee-powered, Standard Gear Sonex (pictured below) flew for the first time on Sept. 23. The addition of Chris’s aircraft brings the company’s database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights.
CALIFORNIA, Md. — The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site has received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the FAA to conduct tests with a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), the Talon 240, designed and manufactured by UAV Solutions, of Jessup, Md.
DENVER – MyGoFlight has introduced a Universal Cradle device holder that, when combined with MyGoFlight mounts, simplifies and lowers the cost of pilots using EFBs, iPads or tablets in the cockpits of planes, according to company officials.
“Every time you upgrade your iPad, tablet or EFB, it can wreak havoc on your existing mounting system, especially in situations when not all pilots carry the same exact device or use the same case,” said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight. [Read more…]
Julius J. Alexander, Jr. has been presented the University Aviation Association’s President’s Award.
Aircraft: Grumman American. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Burlington, Wis. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot had not flown much in the preceding two years. His most recent flight occurred more than five months before the accident flight.
Sharing your wings is a big decision. The goal is to reduce the costs to gain the greatest benefits from flying. Exactly what, how, and why you share your wings offers so many variations and opportunities that there is no single solution.
Previously in The Frugal Pilot, we’ve covered the basics of deciding whether a co-ownership or partnership fits you, then offered ideas on how to write up a workable agreement for sharing. The third option, starting or joining a flying club, offers even more options — and potential problems. Let’s take a closer look.
Not GA, but still pretty cool for those who love all things aviation: Fox News has posted a feature about the Jumbo Stay Hostel in Stockholm, Sweden, right next to an airport. The converted Boeing 747 fuselage has 29 rooms, most with four beds — two bunks each — to maximize space. All rooms have flat screen TVs and access to a common restroom, like a traditional hostel. “But if you’ve got captain’s money to spend, stay in the luxurious Cockpit Suite or Black Box Suite, which each boast their own bathroom and roomier beds,” according to the report.
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — In July, August and September, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $614,406,537.56, or more than $614 million, according to the most recent Avionics Market Report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association. For the first nine months of the year, sales total $1,918,282,585.36.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on Jan. 12, 2015.