In a new blog post on Air Facts, Tony Vallillo, a retired American Airlines captain, says that “Sully” — the Clint Eastwood movie about the Miracle on the Hudson, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 — is a movie that “any pilot, and especially an airline pilot, can watch without being mortified by technical and artistic errors on the part of the filmmakers.” [Read more…]
The new app measures distance and bearing, and includes a database of airports and radio navigation aids, a smart keyboard, bookmarks, and a built-in user guide, according to Aviation Mobile Apps Founder Bill DeWeese. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was attempting to land the Super Bearhawk on a lake near Sault Set Marie, Mich., and misjudged the height of the airplane above the water, which he described as “glassy.” [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Rafael Cortes sent in these photos taken by his mother while flying last weekend “just for fun.”
The pictures are of El Morro Fort in Old San Juan, and the final approach for the Isla Grande Airport (TJIG) in Puerto Rico.
“Flying with family and seeing these views are some of the most rewarding things of becoming a pilot,” he notes. [Read more…]
Not long ago Hurricane Hermine blew through Florida. This was a Category 1 hurricane. A relative pip-squeak on the spectrum of deadly storms. Relative in that it did result in a fatality, but for most of those affected it caused little more than an occasional tree blocking a road, stray limbs littering the yard, and the almost unavoidable power outages that come with these storms.
It might seem odd that I found myself motoring north on a Friday afternoon, following the path of a storm that was only a few hours ahead of me. Had it been a Category 3 or higher I might not have been on the road so quickly, but I was on a mission, and completing the task assigned to me is what I do. I give it a good shot anyway – even if it’s raining.
A collection of folks from EAA 797 in Live Oak, Florida, along with a smattering of interested parties from southern Georgia, had expressed an interest in learning more about how they might form and operate a flying club. So I went. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate website will go live Sept. 19, 2016.
On that day, general aviation aircraft owners can apply for a $500 rebate to help offset the cost to equip eligible aircraft in a “timely manner, rather than waiting to meet the mandatory equipage date,” FAA officials said. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — What started in 1992 as a program to introduce kids to flight has evolved 25 years later into an movement powered by the world’s largest volunteer air force.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, a milestone year that began with the flight of the 2 millionth Young Eagle by former Young Eagles Chairman and actor Harrison Ford at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July. [Read more…]
BETHANY, Okla. — GlobalParts Aero Structures has inked a deal with its neighbor at Wiley Post Airport Turbine Aircraft Services (TAS), to provide inlet repair and replacement services for a broad list of aircraft customers ranging from Bombardier Challengers and Learjets to Textron Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft jets. [Read more…]