Loss of control on takeoff

Aircraft: Evektor Sportstar Injuries: None. Location: Lancaster, Pa. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The accident happened during takeoff. The pilot applied full engine power and the airplane veered to the left.

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Water and air: MAF floatplanes serve remote communities


“Up to this point in my pilot experience, flying floats is the most challenging flying I have EVER done! It’s also the FUNNEST flying I have ever done.” So says Sean Cannon, a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship, who is based in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Flight Design goes global

For many years, German aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for major markets, including the U.S. and China.

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Tracking system targeting private pilots

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection tracking system in Riverside, Calif., that uses an extensive radar network to monitor flights across the nation is nabbing drug smugglers — but according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, it’s also snaring many more law-abiding private pilots, who say federal officers working with local police are detaining them and searching their planes without legal justification.




Free Preflight Weather Analysis Course available

Find-it Fast Books now offers a free 440-page preflight weather analysis course for pilots of all experience levels. The PDF format course may be completed online or downloaded and shared with other pilots to desktops, laptops and tablet computers.

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Florida governor proclaims April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared April “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation supports 54,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual economic activity.

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NextGen Drone Tracker Kit now available

Sagetech Corporation has introduced a turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads. The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with zero interface connections.

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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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