I could answer the question “Why should I learn to fly?” with very practical answers: The business benefits, the convenience, the ability to find better weather in which to bike and access it in a matter of hours, or visiting multiple clients in one day.
All of those things are indeed benefits of becoming a pilot and having an airplane, but ultimately the real answer is more primal than that. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a new public outreach campaign for the National Capital Region around Washington, D.C. to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport are a No Drone Zone. [Read more…]
“In the four short years since it was formed, the Superior Aviation Group has rapidly grown and now includes eight international companies representing everything from piston aircraft engine production, to aviation fuel supply, to the development of China’s Superior Aviation Town,” said Timothy T. Archer Superior Aviation Group CEO. “That broadening scope of experience has attracted a number of aviation product and service companies and entrepreneurs based in China, U.S., Europe and South America, that have come to us asking for our help and guidance in bringing their products or services into these global markets.” [Read more…]
BIG LAKE, Alaska – Airforms has received FAA PMA approval for part numbers AF2643084-1 and AF2643084-2, the Upper and Lower Caravan Nose Gear Torque Link Assemblies.
The parts, direct replacements for Cessna P/N 2643084-1 and -2, are eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208 and 208B aircraft, and are precision fit, drop-in replacements for the OEM components, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The pilot was attempting to land the Cirrus SR20 at the airport in Staples, Minn. The landing was uneventful until the flare, when the airplane bounced. [Read more…]
Hardath Laloo sent in this photo titled “The Anticipation of Flying Jets.” [Read more…]
General aviation — get evangelical about it.
This may seem unlikely, even inconceivable to some, but I have been fortunate enough to make a career out of being excited. It’s a pretty good career, too.
I spend the bulk of every day doing something I really love to do. I work with people I’m glad to be interacting with, and I get to write about, talk about, demonstrate, and actually do the things I am enthused to share with others.
To be honest, anyone could do it. Yet, few do. I wonder why. [Read more…]