The pilot of the Cessna 172 had previously flown with two passengers on separate flights. The passengers stated that the pilot briefed them that they were to enter and exit the airplane at all times from the right rear and that, at no time, should they be near or in front of the airplane while the engine was operating. [Read more…]
Stu Tracy sent in this photo, explaining: “The Cardinal is firmly tied down as a nuclear-appearing thunderstorm passes by at Stanley Creek, Idaho. Still my favorite, even though I shot it in August, 1990. I still have the plane, too!” [Read more…]
There was a time when aviation was an almost impossible dream. Millions, no, billions of people around the world were aware of the airplane, but most didn’t have the means to experience flight for themselves. That was the way of the world between 1945 and 1975.
Then something miraculous happened. The Boeing 747 became ubiquitous in the commercial market, lowering prices, expanding opportunity, and truly making air-travel something the average man or woman could afford at long last.
Everything was different from that point on. Yet, there was a time before. A time that is nearly forgotten now. A golden hour for commercial aviation. [Read more…]
Piper Aircraft reports that Technify Motors GmbH, a German-based member of the Continental Motors Group, has received validation approval from the FAA for its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate in support of the new diesel trainer option, the Archer DX. [Read more…]
Rich Englert has joined Hillboro Aviation‘s management team as chief pilot for the company’s contract and charter division. Division missions include external load, firefighting, aerial survey, film and photography, power line patrol and search and rescue. The company operates a fleet of 13 turbine aircraft and 25 pilots. [Read more…]
WICHITA, Kan. – Textron Aviation recently welcomed more than 500 Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft owners together for the first time at the Textron Aviation Customer Conference in Wichita. This was the first joint customer conference since the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands combined last year. [Read more…]