DELAND, Florida — General Aviation News columnist Jamie Beckett will be featured at the third annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, which is slated for Nov. 1-3, 2018, at DeLand Municipal Airport. [Read more…]
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Thousands of students in Florida have received a head start on college by taking courses in their high schools through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute, the largest aerospace/aviation-related dual enrollment program in the country, according to university officials.
Now the program is expanding to other states, including Illinois, Ohio and Louisiana. [Read more…]
Drone pilots can take a new free King Schools course, “Using LAANC to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace,” to learn how to use the FAA Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability.
The online course includes HD video and bullet points, followed by interactive questions to test your knowledge. [Read more…]
ASA has released new editions of the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbooks.
The handbooks are designed for use by instructors and applicants preparing for the FAA Knowledge Exam and Oral & Practical (O&P) Exams required for obtaining an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) certificate with Airframe or Powerplant rating or both (also called an A&P license). [Read more…]
The accident airplanes were the first two of a flight of six that were travelling to another airport for the pilots and passengers to have breakfast together.
The Cessna 120 departed first as it was a slower airplane and required more time to fly to the destination airport. The Piper PA-28-140 departed about 1 minute 18 seconds later.
Radar data indicated that that the second airplane was behind and to the left of the first airplane, until they collided at 3,500′ mean sea level. [Read more…]
Braulio Cosme submitted the following photo and note: “First flight around Manhattan as a student pilot with my CFI, getting Class B experience in a C172SP with the G1000. Picture taken from an action camera installed in the tail ring.”
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It comes as no surprise that one day in the future there will be absolute proof of my mortality. That’s not a great worry, frankly. It’s an inevitability. And I’ve had a good life. Very good. There’s no point in fretting over it ending one day.
But there is a good reason to make an effort to remain healthy, active, vibrant, and functional for as long as I can. Especially so if I wish to continue flying into my golden years, which I do. [Read more…]
More than 100 aviation professionals, representing government, industry, advocacy groups and other aspects of aviation, gathered in Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2018, to discuss the shortage of pilots and mechanics facing the industry.
“The aviation community has always come together to tackle its most pressing challenges, and today we need to do it again,” FAA Acting Administration Dan Elwell said at the start of the agency’s Aviation Workforce Symposium: Ensuring America’s Pilot & Mechanic Supply. “There needs to be a common understanding of the gravity and urgency of the situation. We have a diminishing supply of qualified pilots and mechanics and technicians.” [Read more…]
Zenith Aircraft Co.’s Open Hangar Days and Fly-In will be held Sept. 21-22, 2018, at the kit factory in Mexico, Missouri.
The event includes a tour of the factory where Zenith aircraft kits are made, as well as opportunities to network with company employees, Zenith customers, and representatives from several companies. A variety of seminars also is planned, including: [Read more…]