Airports near Glendale, Arizona, are preparing for a temporary population explosion next month as football fans fly in for Super Bowl XLIX. The game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium Feb. 1. The stadium is also the venue for the Pro Bowl, which is being played Jan. 25.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute has released a new video and printed guide to help pilots and passengers survive conditions following an aircraft forced landing.
The program, “Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing,” covers best practices for general aviation flights that result in off-airport landings. It also reviews survival communications, preferred gear and offers advice for detection from rescuers.
Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL), the top airfield for business aviation in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, is getting a new terminal. According to a report at Cleveland.com, Landmark Aviation expects to break ground in the spring on the 8,000-square-foot terminal for general aviation aircraft. The $6 million to $7 million project also will add 20,000 square feet of hangar space, doubling Landmark’s hangar capacity at Burke.
For the fourth year in a row, Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared December General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month.
“Ohio GA airports contribute nearly $5.5 billion, or $478 per capita, to the state’s economy yearly,” Kasich wrote in his proclamation. He noted that aviation has a total economic impact of $10.5 billion annually in the state and is responsible for generating 17,352 jobs.
The pilot took off in his Super Cub from a private airstrip in a wheel/ski-equipped airplane on a local area flight. He attempted to land on an ice-covered, frozen lake, and, due to the bare ice conditions, he elected to land in a wheel configuration instead of ski configuration. [Read more…]
Mary Smith sent in these sunrise photos of the ramp at Centennial Airport (KAPA) near Denver during her pre-flight. [Read more…]
Recently a series of cold fronts have marched down from the region of the north pole, bringing biting winds, frigid temperatures, and enough ice to supply a wet bar that’s serving Jackie Gleason, Foster Brooks, and Dean Martin simultaneously. If you’re into ice fishing, snow machine races, or the latest cutting-edge snowshoe designs, the weather is ideal. If you’re a general aviation nut, however, it’s somewhat less conducive to getting out and putting some distance between your tires and terra firma. And if you’re a seaplane enthusiast, you’re pretty much out of luck for the moment. [Read more…]