ZIONSVILLE, Indiana — Eagle Creek Aviation Services has struck a deal to buy Montgomery Aviation. The deal includes the FBO and maintenance facility at Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ), the FBO at the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport (FKR), and the FBO at the Grissom Aeroplex. [Read more…]
According to an FBO employee who was a witness to the accident in Angel Fire, N.M, the weather at the time of the accident included strong, gusting winds from the west. The employee asked the pilot of the Mooney M20E about his intention to fly. He noted the pilot seemed “confident” about his ability to fly and that he was not concerned about the wind. [Read more…]
Ali Hikmet Senturk sent in this photo of the Arzu-1, a plane he built in 1977 in Adapazarı, Turkey. [Read more…]
Some people say you’re a real pilot the day you solo. Some insist you have to have that airman’s certificate in your pocket. But those who have flown into Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the famous AirVenture Fly-In say there’s no more triumphant sense of arrival as a pilot than landing three-to-a-runway at OSH on opening day. [Read more…]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Testimony began March 24 in favor of an Ohio bill that would repudiate the claim that Gustave Whitehead flew a powered airplane in Connecticut two years before Ohio’s Wright brothers flew in North Carolina. [Read more…]
Asset Insight now offers its Baseline Maintenance Rating tool free of charge online.
Individuals interested in buying or selling an aircraft will find this to be a useful tool, allowing them to evaluate and compare airplanes based on an aircraft’s most significant financial “wild card” – its maintenance condition, according to company officials.
Garmin reports new capabilities for the G1000 on the King Air C90 are available through the latest software upgrade. The latest update offers new features including NextGen components such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance and user-defined holding patterns.
The student pilot was flying a Cessna 172 on his first solo cross-country flight to Bardstown, Ky. The wind at the destination airport was from 120° at 6 knots. [Read more…]