NOVATO Calif. — The Gnoss Field Community Association (GFCA) has selected Poh Maga, a rising senior at San Marin High School, as its Freedom of Flight summer intern and flying scholarship winner. [Read more…]
The AATD, which will be configured as a Cessna 172, will be used by the School of Psychology’s Decision Processes Laboratory (DPL) led by Dr. Rick Thomas.
It will be used as an experimental platform to investigate decision support applications designed to aid pilot understanding and use of next generation display technologies. [Read more…]
The pilot departed on the 40-mile flight with an unknown quantity of fuel onboard the Mooney M20, but he estimated that it had about 10 gallons more than he thought was needed for the flight. [Read more…]
Hardath Laloo sent in these photos, noting: “Pilots are always looking for a Pot O’ Gold.” [Read more…]
Four years ago John and Jan Sessions were looking for a plane with short field capability. John was in the process of bulldozing a flat 700-foot-long spot on top of a hill in the Texas backcountry and needed a plane that could take off and land in that space.
He chose a Helio Courier, one of the most capable short takeoff and landing aircraft in the world. This year, the couple flew that plane, a Helio Courier 391B model, to SUN ‘n FUN from their home in Kirbyville, Texas. [Read more…]
Lately, I have received a number of questions concerning grounding or bonding an aircraft during the refueling process.
The reason for using a bonding strap during refueling is that when an electrically, non-conductive fluid like Jet A or 100LL is transferred, these liquids build up static electricity that can arc and cause a fire if not dissipated.
This is like how your body can build up static electricity when you walk across a carpeted floor and then arc when you touch a grounded item. [Read more…]
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College will launch a new associate degree program designed to prepare students for a career in aviation this fall. [Read more…]