Lee Lauderback of Stallion 51 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Florida, was recently inducted into the EAA Warbird Hall of Fame earlier this month.
When a single engine plane goes down in the continental U.S., Civil Air Patrol’s cell phone and radar tracking experts are certain to be involved. Their mission — reduce the search area from thousands of square miles to the actual crash site or within a couple of square miles –—is urgent, because reducing the crash-to-rescue time saves lives.
Searchers for a single-engine airplane believed downed in snowy, mountainous central Idaho are relying on CAP’s cutting-edge radar analysis as they try to find the California family of five aboard the missing Beech Bonanza.
Snap-on Industrial has introduced its new Pneumatic Torque Wrenches, which feature a dual speed gearbox and pneumatic technology that controls input air pressure.
Truckee Tahoe Airport (TRK) in California has joined the Avfuel network to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP points. Truckee Tahoe Airport has also expanded to offer more aviation ground services than before.
Aircraft: Cessna 120. Injuries: None. Location: Montague, Mass. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to take off. As the airplane accelerated to 40 mph, the engine sputtered and the pilot reduced power to abort the takeoff.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress took the first step Wednesday, Dec. 4, toward slowing the FAA from testing overweight pilots and air traffic controllers for sleep apnea. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the FAA to go through the normal rule-making process. The action is in response to the efforts of FAA’s Air Surgeon Fred Tilton to require medical tests for sleep disorders.
Sennheiser, one of the founding members of The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW), will award $1,500 for flight training to the winner of the 2014 Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week’s First-to-Solo Challenge.
Any girl or woman, anywhere around the world, who goes on a discovery flight during the 2014 Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 3-9 2014, is eligible to win the prize.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — For the first time, officials with Carter Aviation Technologies recently left their flight test center at Olney Airport and flew cross country to a welcoming crowd of hundreds at Kickapoo Airport in Wichita Falls, Texas.
“This is the first time we have left Olney and the first time we’ve conducted a public flight demonstration of this nature,” explained Jay Carter. “After we broke the Mu-1 barrier for a second and third time with our second generation Slowed Rotor/Compound [SR/C] prototype, we wanted to get the aircraft in front of the folks of Wichita Falls who have been so supportive over the years.”
The Sporty’s Foundation paid out $39,998 in gifts and grants during the third quarter of 2013. EAA’s Next Step program, which provides free online access to Sporty’s Private Pilot Training Course for all Young Eagles, remains the major beneficiary of foundation funds. So far, 23,000 Young Eagles have been given free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.