Dwayne Kear of Norman, Oklahoma, sent in this photo of a 1969 Lake Buccaneer LA-4 climbing after a touch-n-go on Lake Tenkiller near Gore, Oklahoma, in October 2016. [Read more…]
Aw, Shucks (or words to that effect) …
In my defense, I did not say those famous last words when the bottom fell out. I didn’t even think them. Honest.
But I guess this sad story needs to start at the beginning… [Read more…]
By WILLIAM BENNETT
When pilots search for that one special airplane to purchase, they sometimes get stuck in the rut of only looking at Cessnas, Pipers, Beechcraft, Mooney and Cirrus.
All make good and capable planes. But most of the time the SOCATA “Caribbean Series” gets overlooked. Especially by those pilots in the USA who don’t get to see one very often. [Read more…]
Citing how important weather reports by pilots are to flight safety, a special investigation report released by the National Transportation Safety Board called for changes in training and procedures for pilots, air traffic controllers and others within the aviation community to enhance the effectiveness of the entire pilot weather reporting system with the intent to reduce pilots’ inadvertent encounters with hazardous weather and to prevent weather-related accidents. [Read more…]
Officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold a Global Entry enrollment event at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
During the show, CPB will conduct 500 interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants.
Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low risk international travelers, who are processed by biometric identification using a designated kiosk, rather than waiting in line for entry processing by a CBP officer when entering the U.S. at a participating CBP airport. [Read more…]
The FAA will hold three public information workshops this coming week on proposed airspace improvements over the Las Vegas metropolitan area. [Read more…]
The pilot said that just as he was going to touch down on the runway at the airport in Cornelia, Georgia, the Piper PA 18-150 wanted to turn to the left. He applied right rudder, but it was not affective. [Read more…]
Wings of Hope pilot TJ Stewart lands a Cessna 206 on an airstrip in Belize. He was flying a mother in labor with twins to the hospital in Belize City in October 2016. [Read more…]
Do you need someone to steal a jet, catch a crocodile, or skydive in to extract venom from a King Cobra? Meet the Airplane Repo man with nerves of steel, Mike Kennedy.
A full-size action figure in his late 50s, Mike stars in Airplane Repo on the Discovery Channel. [Read more…]