NTSB to hold safety seminar on lessons learned from GA accidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from its investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control.

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New flight school launches at GMU

Stratos Aviation Flight School has launched at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.

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Accessories introduced for GoPro and iPhone

Sporty’s and NFlight Technologies have introduced the first variable propeller filters for pilots flying with the GoPro or iPhone. These filters can be combined with headset audio cables to make complete cockpit video kits, according to Sporty’s officials.

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Failure to follow procedure proves fatal

Aircraft: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Anderson, S.C. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings with a CFI. The CFI then got out of the airplane and instructed the pilot to do three takeoffs and landings to full stop.

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Max Conrad: The early years

When he died in 1979, Max Conrad was known the world over as the “Flying Grandfather.”

A long-distance record breaker in light aircraft, most notably the Piper Comanche, Max was generally credited with more flying time than any other pilot — more than 50,000 hours. In 1954 he flew solo, non-stop from New York to Paris to deliver a Piper Apache, the first such flight since before World War II.

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EASA STC granted for diesel Archers

Piper Aircraft and Continental Motors Group have collaborated to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate for Piper Archer aircraft powered by the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine.

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Tecnam reports success at SUN ‘n FUN

Tecnam reports its most successful visit ever to the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland, Florida, with both the announcement of the launch of Tecnam USA Inc.’s dedicated facilities in Sebring, Florida, and sales orders on 12 Tecnam aircraft.

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Trailer for new Disney Planes movie premieres

The new “Thunder” trailer for Disney’s PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE is now available on Disney.com. Check it out here. The movie opens in theaters July 18.

Barksdale AFB Open House and Air Show features Thunderbirds

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. — Barksdale Air Force Base, in partnership with the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council, is hosting the annual Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26-27.

This free event invites the public onto Barksdale’s military base located in Bossier City, Louisiana. to watch the air show with a line-up of more than 25 performances by Barksdale pilots, civilian and other aerobatic pilots, including the famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Boeing B-52.

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Frasca integrates Garmin’s GTN 650 into sims

Frasca International recently delivered flight training devices (FTDs) with Garmin GTN 650 avionics.

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