Two Sporty’s training programs, VFR Communications and IFR Communications, have been updated and are now available as online courses.
Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: None. Location: San Antonio, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, as he touched down he felt turbulence and tailwind. He applied the brakes. When he realized that he was running out of runway, he applied the brakes harder but couldn’t stop the airplane before he ran out of runway and into the grass.
At the last Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) regional fly-in of the year, pilots clamored to sign a giant petition calling for reform of the third class medical.
It’s a scene that’s been played out at all the AOPA events throughout the year, association officials say, reporting that more than 10,000 signatures have been garnered since the petition first appeared at SUN ’n FUN. The panel that was at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (KSSI) in Georgia was the 10th panel.
“It’s been really popular,” said Steve Hedges, AOPA’s spokesman.
Results from an online survey indicate that general aviation pilots value ADS-B In traffic and weather services as a tool to increase situational awareness, decision-making capability, and general safety of flight.
According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,407 pilots responded to the survey, including many readers of General Aviation News. [Read more…]
The aviation reality series, The Aviators, honors Veterans Day this month by exploring advancements in aviation during World War II, while providing an look back at Pearl Harbor in a historical context.
Episode 5.05, which is available now on iTunes, Amazon, PBS and other content providers, turns back the clock to the greatest military conflict of our time, while exploring the aircraft and aviation innovations that came as a result.
ENTERPRISE, Fla. — Industry leaders, government officials and aviation personalities recently joined with the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) in recognizing renowned golfer and pilot Arnold Palmer and Cessna Chairman Emeritus Russ Meyer for their 8,000 hours of flying time in Citation aircraft.