The FAA reports that NextGen is bringing new benefits to Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC) through a technology called Data Comm.
Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges, FAA officials explain. [Read more…]
New editions of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25B) and the Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook (FAA-H-8083-1B) are available from ASA in softcover, eBook, and eBundle (softcover + eBook PDF) formats. [Read more…]
According to the pilot/owner/builder of the Minicoupe, he conducted taxi tests, and then a final engine run-up and flight control check prior to takeoff on the airplane’s second flight near Baltimore.
After rotation, the plane reached approximately 3 feet above the runway when the nose dropped, and application of full up elevator had no effect. The airplane hit the runway nose first, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall.
This was the identical outcome as the first flight several months prior. [Read more…]
At most of my seminars, there is always a discussion about water in fuel, where it comes from and what steps need to be taken to guard against any problems because of it.
So, where does the water come from? Most of it comes from condensation. [Read more…]
The FAA has selected teams from the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to lead the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP). The COE will conduct research and development on technical training for air traffic controllers, aviation safety inspectors, engineers, pilots and technicians. [Read more…]