There is little doubt headset technology has made flying much more comfortable. But compare the noise level in the cockpit of a late-model four-place airplane to that of new four-place car and the difference is dramatic. Headsets do help, but… [Read more…]
By GRANT BOYD
Why do you fly? If you have never been asked this, or asked yourself it, then you have quite a question to tackle.
I am sure that many pilots reasons are similar, but all of these aside, we can unanimously agree that flying is pretty cool. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation airplane shipments fell 4.6% last year, from 2,376 aircraft in 2014 to 2,267 in 2015.
The City of Santa Monica has diverted airport funds, charged excessive and unreasonable landing fees, and denied leases on airport property, according to a new Part 16 complaint filed by a group that includes the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and airport businesses and tenants. [Read more…]
The Air Race Classic, the annual all-women cross-country airplane race, reports that LiveATC.net, a website that streams air-traffic communications from all over the world, will present live broadcasts of racers at the start and end of the race, as well as all flyby locations for the next three years. [Read more…]
The flight was the first flight in the Cessna P210N since its annual inspection, which occurred about six weeks before the accident.
The pilot conducted a thorough preflight inspection and run-up. Before takeoff, he added full power with the brakes applied, and, after noting no abnormal engine or instrument indications, he took off.
When the airplane reached about 150 to 200 feet above the ground, the engine started to run roughly. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude, so he executed a forced landing to a field near Bountiful, Utah. During the landing, the airplane sunk into the mud and nosed over. [Read more…]