The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) has released its 2015 air shows calendar. The calendar features access to up-to-the-minute air show dates, locations, and performer appearances in multiple formats. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Cessna 140 stated that before he departed for a local flight from the airport at Lancaster, S.C., the wind was “squirrelly and swapping around.” [Read more…]
Stanley Fortier sent in this photo of the two airplanes he’s lucky enough to own. He explains: [Read more…]
The 27th Annual Lake Aircraft Safety Seminar and Fly-in, held in late February, attracted owners and enthusiasts from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. Sponsored by the Lake Amphibian Flyers Club, the event was located, appropriately enough, in Lakeland, Florida.
Since Lake production ended about 10 years ago and most of the fleet is now 30 or more years old, flying and maintaining an aging and out-of-production airplane tends to draw owners together. And with winter blizzards raging up north, the event attracted 145 people and about 45 planes to the sunny south. [Read more…]
In this video from FunPlacesToFly.com, Anthony Arispe talks about the installation of the Navworx ADS-B unit in a Cessna 172. He also reviews the tools involved, plus a full explanation of the entire system.
The NTSB recently issued four safety alerts for general aviation pilots and mechanics: Mastering Mountain Flying, Understanding Flight Experience (A rating alone cannot ensure safety: Training is key); Pilots: Perform Advanced Preflight After Maintenance; and Mechanics: Prevent Misrigging Mistakes.
Each of the alerts, in PDF, includes an outline of the problem, summarizes related incidents and accidents, then lays out what the mechanic or pilot can do to avoid the problem.
DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has officially made its nationwide “call for entries” for the 13th Annual Combs Gates Award. The $20,000 cash award is presented each year to an individual or group for a submitted project judged to be exemplary in the promotion and preservation of America’s air and space heritage. [Read more…]
DALLAS — More than 1,500 avionics manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged at the 58th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, which opened today at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas. [Read more…]