Dick Rutan to speak at AEA


Dick Rutan, a pilot, entrepreneur and adventurer who made history in December 1986 after completing a nine-day, nonstop and nonrefueled flight around the world that established a flight-endurance record, will be the keynote speaker during the official opening at the 56th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, which will take place March 26 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Bad landing for distracted pilot

Aircraft: Piper Navajo. Injuries: None. Location: North Bend, Ore. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot had been flying on an IFR clearance in IFR conditions. As he approached his home airport and the weather improved to VFR, he canceled his IFR clearance [Read more...]