ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Crosswind Concepts (CC) students who complete the Maximum Demonstrated Crosswind (MDC) training session now qualify for a 5% premium credit on aviation insurance policies under Avemco’s Safety Rewards Program, according to CC manager Taylor Albrecht.
Trig Avionics has received FAA STC approval of its TT31 transponder with Garmin’s GNS 400W and 500W series of GPS navigators.
Trig’s TT31 transponder is a plug and play retro-fit for the KT76A and KT78A — and it’s also ADS-B Out capable too, according to company officials.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) reports the 2014 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Rachael Manzer, the STEM coach at the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Aircraft: Piper Pawnee. Injuries: None. Location: Harvey, N.D. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: Prior to taking off on the aerial application flight, the pilot loaded applicant and fuel which, as reported by the pilot, put the airplane slightly over its maximum gross weight.
Thirty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to speed up the review of an FAA proposal to reform the third-class medical process.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will consider a study on drug use trends in aviation Sept. 9. It will examine trends in over-the-counter, prescription and illicit drug use documented from toxicology reports of pilots that died in aircraft crashes for the 22 years between 1990 and 2012.
The meeting on the drug trends will follow a meeting to determine the probable cause of a UPS Airlines accident that killed both the pilot and co-pilot in August 2013 as the flight was making an approach into the international airport at Birmingham, Alabama.
The Alliance for Aviation Across America maintains an online, interactive map that details the industry’s economic impact throughout the country — “down to your specific zip code,” noted Alliance executive director Selena Shilad — while also listing important proclamations and initiatives in support of all general aviation. Check it out here.
The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane. With that same pioneer spirit, the Smithsonian recently unveiled its X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3D explorer.
As part of the X 3D Collection, the 1903 Wright Flyer was scanned using a laser, producing an accurate 3D model.
Cessna Aircraft Co. recently delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996.
Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to its growing flight training fleet.