The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) recently chose artwork from nine students who placed in the Oklahoma 2017 International Aviation Art Contest, adding a new Honorable Mention category.
Which should we strive for? Perfection or Better Performance? The question was the result of reading Matt Zuccaro’s recent column, “Zero Accidents: Yes, We Can.”
Matt is the president of the Helicopter Association International. He’s also not afraid to say what’s on his mind.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at Matt’s opening paragraph: “Call me crazy, call me insane — I don’t care. I truly believe we can achieve zero accidents in the helicopter industry. Maybe not tomorrow, not in the next few years, or not even in my lifetime. But ultimately we can and will accomplish this goal.” [Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has requested that the Department of Homeland Security establish security screening capabilities and gateway operations at Palm Beach County Park Airport to ease the economic impact of shutting down the airport each time President Donald Trump visits his nearby Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. [Read more…]
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Power Flow officials report that there are not more than 5,000 general aviation aircraft flying with a Power Flow Tuned Exhaust System.
The three leaders in upgrades installed are the Cessna 172/175 airframes with nearly 2000 units, the PA-28 Cherokee with over 800, and the Cessna 177 series, which is now approaching 700 installations. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, after the cargo was loaded onto the Beech 58 for the night flight, he performed a contamination check, and the airplane was free of contamination.
After performing the run-up checks, he activated the anti-ice systems and taxied onto the runway at the airport in Denver. [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…]