DENVER — Equity crowdfunders from around the world have reserved shares for more than $10 million to support development of the TriFan 600, projected to be the world’s first commercially certified vertical takeoff airplane, according to officials with XTI Aircraft Co.
LOS ANGELES — Clay Lacy Aviation has awarded $10,200 in scholarship funds to 24 students enrolled at the Aviation Center (AV-Center), an aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport and operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Division of Adult and Career Education. [Read more…]
The official mobile app for the National Business Aviation Association’s Convention & Exhibition — NBAA2015 — is now available. [Read more…]
An app to prepare for the Aviation Maintenance Technician exam is now available on iOS and Android.
The AMT Genius App includes questions spanning over 10 categories and two study modes to choose from. It also comes with a mock test option.
The Piper PA 18-150 pilot was attempting to takeoff from a public street in Wasilla, Alaska, but the airplane would not climb, and struck a light pole, sustaining substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. [Read more…]
In my last column, Tracking down answers at Oshkosh, I wrote about the disappearance of the diesel cycle engine in the Cessna 182. From that article, people might think that diesel cycle engines in general aviation aircraft are dead. Well, maybe not dead, just on life support.
The reason for the continued interest is more from third world countries than from the U.S., but there is still significant market pressure to continue work on new diesel models. [Read more…]
The folks at Team Fly Halo, a group of aerobatic parameter pilots and instructors, recently posted this trailer of a web-based adventure film that they plan to releasing in the next couple months.
“We travel the country flying the most scenic places imaginable in our small backpack-aircraft, and one of our team members, Ryan Southwell is a cinematographer as well,” Shane Denherder, primary instructor, explains. “We filmed this production over the course of two summer trips and it includes flights from the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arizona, Utah, Bonneville Salt Flats, Salt Lake, Fry Canyon, Burning Man, Nevada, Natural Bridges, San Rafael Swell, Ship Rock New Mexico and more.”