Jessica Belcher of Exclusive Aviation at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, Minn., sent in this photo with a brief explanation: “I was shooting this DA40 XLS for our sale listings, and caught this Piper doing touch and goes right in the plane’s canopy.” [Read more…]
I remember flying into an unfamiliar airport once and the pilots on frequency chiding me for not knowing the name of their airfield. Didn’t make sense to me.
I made each callout using the FAA-charted name. When I wondered aloud what the deal was, the FBO manager told me: “That’s not our local procedure.” [Read more…]
Do you know what to do if you have an accident?
Most flight training revolves around safety, but accidents do happen.
A recent blog post from the AOPA Insurance Services outlines the six steps you need to take to ensure that everyone is safe, no regulations have been violated, and that insurance matters have been handled properly.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you want to do in the event of an aircraft accident: [Read more…]
The airlines are terrible at running their businesses, so let’s turn air traffic control over to them, says Andrew Schmertz, the CEO of Hopscotch Air, and a contributor to the Huffington Post. “What could go wrong?” he asks with tongue in cheek in a recent post.
He notes that the airlines have decades of losses in their own business and have filed for bankruptcy more times than anyone in history.
The airlines’ “naked power grab in their attempt to run Air Traffic Control, would potentially devastate general aviation,” he continues.
“In nations that have user fees for general aviation, general aviation suffers to the point of near non-existence,” he noted.
Read his full post here.
With the stroke of a pen, the FAA has certified that the Thrush 510P joins its sibling, the Thrush 510G, as being fully compliant with the most modern certification standards — and able to officially fly at its fully operational gross weight of 10,500 pounds. [Read more…]
Textron Aviation has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Dubuque, establishing the university’s commitment to purchase new flight training aircraft solely from Textron Aviation through 2026.
As part of the new agreement, Textron Aviation will provide product support, parts and training for the university’s new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft, which will be equipped with the next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. [Read more…]
According to both the flight instructor and the pilot undergoing instruction, during the landing rollout at the airport in Phoenix, the pilot undergoing instruction inadvertently retracted the landing gear. [Read more…]
Dale Rogers from Mayfair, Saskatchewan, in Canada, answered our call for interesting aviation photos with a series of photos of a full-circle rainbow. [Read more…]
Q: Paul, can you tell me, please, what the difference would be between the Lycoming O-320-E2-D and the O-320-E2-G?
David Smith [Read more…]