Aspen Avionics reports has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of its Evolution Backup Display.
The Evolution Backup Display is a digital, independent primary flight display (PFD) designed to replace mechanical backup instruments and the associated vacuum system supporting those instruments in Part 23 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) installations. [Read more…]
The Van’s RV-12 was inbound for landing at the airport in Bayport, N.Y., and had joined a 45° approach to the left base leg for the runway.
The Chipmunk had taxied to the end of the runway to conduct an engine run-up. [Read more…]
Ruth and David Taisch are the people you really want to have as next-door neighbors, because not only are they two very nice and interesting people, they have the best toys, too.
For starters, there’s the big model railroad behind their traditional Florida-style stucco home, complete with what looks like miles of G-gauge trains, tracks, trestles and tunnels. The sprawling complex, complete with mountains, waterways, bridges, and towns with little handmade buildings, occupies most of the backyard, and is the realization of Ruth’s childhood dream. It’s her handiwork, mostly, along with a good bit of Dave’s directed hard labor. [Read more…]
The University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has an acceptable Safety Management System (SMS), so says the FAA.
In a March 9, 2016 letter the FAA stated, “The Federal Aviation Administration congratulates UND on this significant accomplishment in implementing a fully functional SMS in accordance with international requirements. Congratulations on your momentous achievement.” [Read more…]
GA advocates, including officials with the National Business Aviation Association, have responded to a “motion to dismiss” filed by Santa Monica city officials against a portion of a complaint filed with the FAA by Santa Monica Airport supporters, alleging numerous violations of the city’s federal obligations at the historic airfield. [Read more…]
Germany’s Matthias Dolderer beat the elements, the obstacles and 13 of the world’s best pilots to become the first German ever to win a Red Bull Air Race at the second stop of the 2016 season in Spielberg, Austria.
Despite gusts nearing 25 knots, Dolderer made the notoriously tricky track in Spielberg look easy and clocked a winning time of 56.996, with the crowd going wild for Austria’s own Hannes Arch less than four-tenths of a second behind him in in second place. The 2014 World Champion Nigel Lamb finished a strong third. [Read more…]
Flight instructors now have another choice when it comes time to satisfy the CFI renewals.
Sporty’s online FIRC was created by the instructional staff at Sporty’s Academy and comes in an online format universally accessible for PC, Mac, and mobile devices, including iPad/iPhone and Android platforms. [Read more…]