Flight Design USA has contracted for a second source of completed airframes for import into America. This means more aircraft will be available for new customers, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The raffle drawing winner will be announced April 10 at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo in Lakeland, Florida. The winner does not have to be present to win.
Proceeds from the raffle drawing benefit Mercy Flight Southeast, which provides free air transportation to far-from-home medical appointments. [Read more…]
Hartzell will provide its three-blade structural composite propeller known as “The Claw,” carbon fiber composite spinners, and lightweight governors to every Red Bull Air Race team. [Read more…]
While taking off from Runway 32 at the airport in Fredericksburg, Texas, the Cessna 185 encountered a crosswind. As soon as the tailwheel came off the runway, the plane veered to the left. [Read more…]
Garth Baker snapped this shot looking southeast across the snow-covered Craters of The Moon National Monument in Idaho on Jan. 2. [Read more…]
Have you equipped for ADS-B? What did you add to your plane and do you plan to add more? What did you learn from the experience that other pilots could benefit from? If you haven’t equipped yet, do you plan to by the 2020 mandate?
What other avionics have you added recently? Was it a worthwhile investment?
Vicki Danhof, Bozeman, Mont., sent in this pilot tip: I am blessed by flying with my “flying buddy” every Wednesday, barring inclement weather, since 1990. We begin with slow flight, steep turns and impromptu holds.
We both are instrument rated, so we continue our “fly day” by the PIC donning a hood and shooting approaches to our field or to another airport nearby.
As we are flying along, we quiz each other on relevent FARs or call out, “Oh your engine just quit! Where are you going to land?” We pick a good landing spot and fly to about 100 feet AGL before, miraculously, the engine comes alive, and we fly off to the next fun task.
We kindly critique each other’s approaches and flying decisions. [Read more…]
By BILL WILSON
The promise of light-sport aviation began with hopes of a cheaper way to get into or stay in aviation. These hopes focused around lower prices for new aircraft and the potential for reduced operating costs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Transportation Inspector General has released a scathing report outlining numerous shortcomings of the FAA’s efforts to implement reforms intended to help the agency operate more effectively and efficiently, improve the delivery of air traffic services, and modernize the U.S. air traffic control system. [Read more…]