Frequent contributor Star Novak recently sent in this photo with a quick note: “An aggressive looking T-28 sits on the ramp at Neosho Hugh Robinson Airport (KEOS) in Missouri during the Neosho Fly-In and Flour Drop held this past May.” [Read more…]
“It was a close call,” wrote the captain in her report to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System. “If we had not realized what was happening and acted on it, all the occupants of the aircraft would have likely lost consciousness and suffocated.”
What catastrophic event caused one airline captain to have a near-death experience on board an aircraft parked at the gate? [Read more…]
The latest salvo in the continuing battle by the city of Santa Monica to close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) was fired by Atlantic Aviation, which owns the sole full-service FBO at the Southern California airport. According to Matt Thurber of Aviation International News, the FBO has filed a Part 16 complaint with the FAA in response to a resolution by the Santa Monica city council calling for the city to take over the airport’s two FBOs, which also include avgas provider American Flyers. In the complaint, Atlantic Aviation asked for expedited handling “given the nature of the violations herein alleged and the urgency with which corrective action is needed…”
The AIN report notes that the city council voted unanimously on Aug. 23 on a resolution calling for closing the airport by July 1, 2018. Read the full story here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its fall board meeting in mid-Septembe, the National Air Transportation Association named Martin Hiller, owner and partner of Marathon Jet Center in Marathon, Florida, as president. He had been acting president since June when then-president Tom Hendricks left the association. [Read more…]
WICHITA — Belite Enterprises has released the new Radiant Turn Coordinator, which provides a visual indication of turn rate along with a visual indication of slip/skid, utilizing a daylight readable color LCD display.
Priced at $299.95, it also provides a digital indication of degrees per second in the turn. [Read more…]
During the approach at night, the Bellanca 17-30A experienced a total loss of engine power, and the pilot performed a forced landing into trees near Monroe, Ga., seriously injuring two. [Read more…]