The pilot reported that during the initial climb, he leveled off at about 65′ above the ground and made a right turn to follow a river near Long Island, N.C. After maneuvering down the river for about one minute, the Beech F35 hit uncharted and unmarked power lines that spanned across the entire length of the river. [Read more…]
In 2015, this iconic piece of history was discovered lying in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin. The Douglas C-47 “That’s All Brother” was the airplane that led the massed paratroop drop on D-Day. The CAF set a goal to restore the aircraft to flying condition and as close as possible to its authentic D-day configuration in time for the 75th anniversary of that first D-Day flight on June 6, 2019. [Read more…]
Q: Is it possible to increase the horsepower of this engine to 260? or even 300? I’m a relatively new to all things airplanes as I have just been flying rental planes, but I just picked up a Velocity XL-RG and an O-540 from a Piper Cherokee. The Velocity requires at least 260 hp, but ideally if I could get to 300 hp safely I would like to do that. I would also like to add fuel injection.
Michael J. Baron
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched a new initiative, “FBOs: Above and Beyond,” to highlight the extraordinary services provided by FBO.
NATA’s goal is to provide a well-rounded perspective on the FBO industry, directly from those with first-hand experience, officials explained. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials annual Faces of Transportation photography and video contest is marking its 13th year with twist. Song titles define the four categories used in the photography portion of the competition.
“Transportation is about people,” said Lloyd Brown, AASHTO communications director. “This competition’s goal is to focus on the people who build, maintain and use the transportation system that serves as the backbone of our strong economy and high quality of life.”
LAS VEGAS – FlightSimExpo will welcome the Civil Air Patrol and more than 25 flight simulation developers to Flamingo Las Vegas Resort June 9-10, 2018.
The aviation conference is designed to help pilots learn about the benefits of flight simulation for their own training, proficiency, and currency. Of course, the event also caters to flight simulation enthusiasts, who can meet their favorite developers and see new products in action.
Exhibitors at FlightSimExpo include Orbx, 1C Game Studios, X-Plane, Infinite Flight, Prepar3D, and more, according to organizers. [Read more…]
The pilot reported he landed the Beech C23 on the runway at the airport in Frenchville, Maine, with visible ice and snow, and noted no issues with the braking and steering capabilities of the airplane.
During the subsequent takeoff roll with full power applied, the airplane started sliding to the left. He attempted to control the sliding with right rudder. [Read more…]
Jake Longhurst submitted this photograph for Picture of the Day, noting: “This photo was taken in a Cessna 172 over Logan, Utah. The weather conditions were perfect for about a week solid. We took off with the intentions of seeing an amazing sunset and our expectations were surpassed.”
He adds the photo was taken on a SONY A7 II with a 50mm lens.
Yay, it’s springtime in the Americas. The northern Americas anyway. We set our clocks ahead last week to prove it. Those much loved golden rays of sunlight linger well into the evening hours now. We await the day, not far off, when temperatures warm, and lush, green grass will tickle our toes once again.
It’s time for us to follow the whim of the seasons and spring forth. The renewal of life is upon us.
After being shut in for an excruciatingly long period of time, the aeronautical adventures you’ve been dreaming of are on your doorstep once again. Hangar doors are no longer iced shut. Snowdrifts have begun melting away from the perimeter of taxiways and runways throughout the northern reaches of the nation. Oil is returning to its liquid form, no longer coerced into the consistency of pudding by frigid temperatures.
Let’s fly. [Read more…]