Quest Aircraft Company has signed an agreement with Rheinland Air Service (RAS) to represent Quest as the exclusive dealer for KODIAK aircraft in Europe. RAS will also serve as an authorized KODIAK service center.
Aircraft: Allegro. Injuries: None. Location: Adrian, Mich. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: While on approach for a touch-and-go landing, when the airplane was about 30 feet above the ground, the flight instructor directed the student pilot to go around.
“Louisa County traffic, November four four two eight Quebec departing Runway Niner for left crosswind departure, Louisa County traffic.” I visually cleared final approach and the traffic pattern. Seeing all four quadrants empty, I took the runway and took off.
Upwind off KLKU looked fantastic. A riot of yellows, oranges and reds overwhelmed any remaining resistance from the faltering ranks of green leaves. It created a spectacular autumnal canopy beneath my fixed gear.
Somewhere on a distant radio call a guy might have announced a 10-mile, straight-in to downwind entry to the same runway I’d just departed, but I couldn’t swear to it. The fall colors had distracted me. I extended my upwind without any qualms. The town and airport of Louisa were new to me and I wanted to remember the experience.
I announced my crosswind turn and made it. That’s when I saw a Bonanza streaking toward me right to left, descending to my altitude. This time I did hear the pilot, yelling on CTAF at “that idiot coming my way.”
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) are once again teaming to track Santa’s Christmas Eve trek across the globe.
Beginning Dec. 24 at 2:01 a.m. EST, visitors to the NORAD Tracks Santa site can use 2D and 3D tracking maps created by AGI — known as Santa Trackers — to follow Santa on his annual journey around the globe.
With an expanded concept and more than 630 exhibitors, AERO 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany is set to maintain its position as the largest trade show for general aviation in Europe.
Not only will the e-flight-expo, Avionics Avenue, Engine Area and RPAS Expo be returning to the show, which takes place April 15-18, 2015, but for the first time an Aviation and Pilots Competence Center (APCC) for current and prospective pilots will also be offered.
Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: None. Location: Juneau, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The flight instructor was demonstrating a short field, three-point landing. The touchdown was normal, but during the landing roll a gust of wind pushed the airplane, and it began to turn to the right. When the instructor applied left brake in an attempt to correct for the right turn, the left main landing gear broke.