Based at Brant Aero’s current location at Brantford Airport (CYFD) in Ontario, Canada, the new company will continue to operate as Brant Aero. In addition, the company has established a new parts distribution center based at the facility. That group will operate as Progressive Air East. [Read more…]
The commercial pilot, who was also the builder of the experimental Glasair TT, departed with full fuel for the planned 2.5-hour cross-country flight.
The airplane was equipped with two independent means of determining fuel quantity: [Read more…]
Rafael Cortes sent in these photos, noting: “My first flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Living in the Caribbean is awesome!” [Read more…]
Q: What is the proper procedure to break in an IO-540-AB1A5 that I own on a 1998 C182S?
We pulled and replaced the compression and oil control rings on cylinders 2 and 4. The rest of the cylinders were untouched.
Where can I find Lycoming recommendations for a replacement of rings like we are about to complete? I do not have an engine owners manual, nor does my A&P mechanic. [Read more…]
The FAA has released recommendations from an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) tasked with providing input on how to assess and improve pilots mental fitness for duty.
The ARC was empaneled last year in the aftermath of the Malaysia Air 370 and GermanWings 9525 tragedies. In both cases, a depressed member of the flight crew is believed to have potentially used the aircraft to commit suicide. [Read more…]
High school students Derrick Cleaves, Logan Feltz, Austin Krause, and Natasha Stemwedel, teacher Mike Hansen, and chaperone Jerry Graf — the winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association/Build A Plane 2016 Aviation Design Challenge — will spend the next two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, as their prize.
The team from Weyauwega-Fremont High School in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, won the all-expenses-paid trip to assemble the Sportsman as part of the fourth annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) competition. [Read more…]
Women in Aviation International has declared Sept. 24 as the annual Girls in Aviation Day.
On this day, WAI chapters around the globe will host their own one-day event to attract more young women to the aviation and aerospace communities with a day of activities appealing to girls ages 8 to 16 years of age. [Read more…]