An app that helps pilots find airport courtesy cars is now supported by a website that lists more than 1,625 cars around the nation.
As 2016 began, the most successful seller of Light-Sport Aircraft, Flight Design GmbH of Germany, faced a daunting financial situation that resulted in significant actions to remedy the situation. In the space of a few months, the company has worked diligently with its creditors and the forward view is taking an agreeable perspective.
“After a challenging first few months of 2016, things are looking up at Europe’s Flight Design GmbH,” said Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA, the North American importer of the LSA. “After seeking and gaining acceptance of voluntary insolvency under German law, the company has worked with dealers and suppliers to reorganize and continue producing aircraft at their facilities in Ukraine and Germany.”
Peghiny noted that the most important news for existing owners of Flight Design aircraft was the immediate investment to ensure the continuation of safety-related fleet surveillance. This is a key component of Continued Operational Safety Monitoring (COSM), which is of primary importance to European regulator EASA, America’s FAA, and aviation regulators worldwide. [Read more…]
By ELLEN RANDOLL
OVERGAARD, Ariz. — Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1044 has selected two local teenagers to receive fully-paid scholarships, including tuition and roundtrip airfare, to the EAA Advanced Air Academy summer 2016 program. [Read more…]
The FAA and other members of the aviation community have developed new standards to improve safety at U.S. airports during inclement weather.
On October 1, 2016, U.S. airports, airline flight crews, dispatchers, general aviation pilots, and air traffic controllers will begin using new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) standards to reduce the risk of runway overrun accidents and incidents due to runway contamination caused by weather and other factors. [Read more…]
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems has received an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) expansion for its RANGR line of ADS-B systems for Part 23 aircraft. This expansion adds pressurized and composite aircraft to the company’s existing AML, bringing the total number of covered aircraft to more than 780 general aviation aircraft makes and models. [Read more…]
The private pilot planned to fly to at least two backcountry airports in Utah. His first destination was an unpaved United States Forest Service strip near Warren.
The runway, designated 11/29, was reported to be 2,765 feet long and 50 feet wide. It was located in a narrow valley, and situated about 30 feet southwest of the main road that transited the valley. [Read more…]
Capt. Hal Denton sent in this photo of his 1-year-old Australian shepherd, Molly, in a Cessna 182 RG. He notes: “While she will not wear a headset on the ground, as soon as the engine is started, she leaves them on. Then after landing, when the engine is shut down she will pull them off.
“As far as flying, she really just watches out the window and is a happy flyer. [Read more…]
In the inimitable words of Ray Kinsella, the main character in, Field of Dreams, “What’s in it for me?” The question is potentially offensive, totally ego driven, and as common as waves on water.
Asking, “What’s in it for me?” is a perfectly reasonable thing to do, especially when you’re considering doing something as weird and wonderful as becoming a pilot, or getting married.
With the full support of my wife, I set off for a big-time flight school six weeks after we were married. I went. She stayed with her folks.