The pilot of the Cessna 152 and a passenger were returning to their home airport at the conclusion of a cross-country flight. The pilot elected to perform a simulated loss of engine power and subsequent practice approach to a farm field.
During the approach, the airplane descended to about the height of the irrigation system installed in the field. The pilot noticed a “glint of light” and instinctually applied full power, increased pitch, and rolled the airplane right. [Read more…]
Inge Lindengard sent in this photo, explaining: “My airplane for the last 25 years! Photo taken at an airshow in Sweden last summer.” [Read more…]
Does the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) world seem somewhat obsessed with seaplanes? Certainly, it appears that’s where a good bit of the most innovative thinking is occurring.
However, to observe that is to focus only on the newest designs, the most innovative of which have yet to hit the market and may be years away. For pilots who want to fly today, Aero Adventure is one of those companies you should keep in mind.
Besides the available-today quality, the DeLand, Florida-based company has a seaplane the rest of us can afford. Can you believe average kit prices in the mid-$50,000s and starting below $49,000? [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio – Viewers from around the world will be able to see two historic events as they unfold when the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders receive the highest civilian honor the United States Congress can bestow, and then present it for permanent public display. [Read more…]
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The women who worked at the factories to produce warplanes and war materials in the 1940s will be honored Sunday, April 19, with “Rosie the Riveter Day” at World War II Heritage Days, hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field (KFFC).
Several women who participated in the war effort will be present to talk about their experiences, and anyone who is interested is invited to dress the part with traditional clothing worn by Rosie the Riveters. All Rosie the Riveters are invited for a group photo at 2 pm.
Levil Technology Corp., which manufactures GPS/ADS-B/AHRS/SV portable systems for iOS and Android tablets, has launched an upgrade to its existing line of Wireless Integrated Avionics Module (WIAM) systems.
The new, portable iLevil2 SW and the permanent-mount iLevil2-AW will provide the foundation for a virtual IFR panel display on any iPad or Android device. Their dual-band design will allow pilots to see more ADS-B traffic at any altitude, according to company officials. [Read more…]
Stratus ESG, a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) all-in-one ADS-B Out solution with certified WAAS GPS, was recently introduced by Appareo.
Priced at $3,490, which includes the transponder, GPS antenna and install kit, the Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090ES transponder with a built-in WAAS GPS. It will provide pilots with a solution to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate and seamless integration with their Stratus ADS-B portable receivers and ForeFlight Mobile app, according to Appareo officials. [Read more…]