SocialFlight HotSpots include hundreds of flying destinations such as aviation attractions, museums, aviation-accessible beaches and much more. [Read more…]
On opening day of AirVenture, ICON Aircraft CEO and Founder Kirk Hawkins handed the keys of the first customer A5 to EAA Young Eagles Chairman and aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker, who accepted the aircraft on behalf of the organization, alongside EAA Chairman Jack Pelton.
The aircraft, Aircraft Serial Number 001 (ASN-001), will participate in Young Eagles flights that allow children to experience aviation, often for the first time. [Read more…]
TACOMA, Wash. – The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization wants Serco, Inc., the British company that owns the air traffic control contract at Tacoma Narrow Airport (KTIW), to add staff. In a story in The (Tacoma) News Tribune, county officials report the airport is on pace to record 65,000 operations in 2015. That would represent a 68% increase from 2013’s low point of 38,7000 operations.
The pilot reported that the Grumman G164A aerial-application airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power while en route to the field to be sprayed near Monte Vista, Colo. He jettisoned the plane’s chemical load following the loss of engine power, but it was unable to maintain altitude and he made a forced landing in a pasture. [Read more…]
Bill Whitney sent in a series of photos of his backcountry flying: