Nose-first landing bends Cessna

Aircraft: Cessna 172. Injuries: None. Location: McKinney, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot reported that windy conditions existed during the flight, but the wind was not a crosswind during landing. However, the airplane touched down hard on the nosewheel, bounced, and then settled onto the runway.

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PlaneLogiX: Bringing GA aircraft maintenance into the 21st century

Will Goldstein, Robert Wilkes, William Hecksteden

All aircraft owners know the importance of their maintenance logbooks — and just as many look at those records and think “what a mess.”

You’re not alone. That’s why three under-30 innovators have created a new aircraft maintenance record backup and transcription program that’s proven to be quite popular with the GA crowd.

Called PlaneLogiX, the service was born out of something we’ve all muttered under our breath: “There’s got to be a better way.”
That’s what Robert Wilkes thought when he was an aircraft owner. “There were some fundamental shortcomings in the ownership experience,” he said.

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National Aviation Hall of Fame collaborates with Dayton History

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame has entered into a partnership that turns the daily operations of the Hall of Fame’s Learning Center over to Dayton History, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the 14,500-square-foot NAHF Learning Center features displays, flight simulators, and interactive exhibits that honor its 225 enshrinees.

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