Perhaps it was the newly-passed Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 and improved business conditions, but the mood at AirVenture 2016 was especially positive and upbeat this year, with Experimental Aircraft Association CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton calling it the best Oshkosh ever. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board, in a Safety Recommendation Report issued recently, urged the FAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association to educate pilots and aviation medical examiners about the hazards cataracts pose to flight safety.
The report contains three NTSB safety recommendations for the development and dissemination of educational information for pilots and aviation medical examiners about the risks cataracts may pose, particularly at night. [Read more…]
MOBILE, Ala. — Continental Motors Group will consolidate all manufacturing operations into its manufacturing centers in Alabama and Germany.
As a result, the manufacturing of CMG’s line of OEM quality FAA approved parts for Lycoming engines, as well as the full line of Titan Experimental and Certified engines that are currently produced in CMG’s San Antonio, Texas, facility, will be transferred, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The one-year anniversary of the the inaugural fly-in for the Southeast Aviators will be held Aug 27 at 11 a.m. at Donaldson Jet Center at Donaldson Field Airport (KGYH) in Greenville, S.C. [Read more…]
Before departure for the flight, the private pilot and owner of the Cessna 172 conducted the preflight and run-up and noted the airplane was operating normally. During takeoff, he rotated about 70 knots and the climb out was normal. About 300 feet above ground level, the engine suddenly lost power and shook violently. [Read more…]
As pilots at AirVenture 2016 and throughout the nation celebrated the July 15th signing of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 and the Third Class Medical reforms it included, the bill’s sponsor, Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahom) warned “it’s not over.”
During an interview at his North 40 camp site at Oshkosh, Inhofe expressed concern regarding the FAA’s rule making latitude going forward.
“Our job is not over yet because the FAA has up to a year from the date of signing to interpret the law and write new regulations,” he said. “The clock is ticking.” [Read more…]