Sheltair has officially opened its new multimillion dollar hangar facility at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) in Flrorida.
Now available from Sporty’s, the UAS Elite Plaque displays the UAS certificate, which is printed onto an aluminum alloy plate using a sublimation process. The resulting high gloss finish is fade- and scratch-resistant. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, while flying over a river at an altitude of about 100 feet above water and ground level, at 250 knots, the Aero Vodochody 39 hit unmarked power line wires that spanned the river near Grand Junction, Colorado.
The power line wires are clearly identified on the Visual Flight Rules Sectional Aeronautical Chart. [Read more…]
General Aviation News contributor Bill Walker looked at his GoPro shots of a landing at Stanton’s Barbecue Fly-In Restaurant near Bennettsville, S.C., and saw double.
The camera caught the shadow of his tailwheel Skyhawk ready to touch down while his aircraft was still 6 feet off the ground.
It turned out to be a good arrival for the shadow and for his aircraft, Bill noted, but he only logged one landing despite the double touchdown. Stanton’s airport restaurant is a popular stop for pilots along the Carolinas border between Bennettsville and Gibson, N.C. [Read more…]
I came over the fence at 100 mph in the Cessna 172. Even the traffic reporter sitting to my right knew I was way too fast. I saw her hands tighten around her seatbelt harness, her knuckles whiten.
Halfway down the 3,000-foot runway, I’d only bled off 20 mph. Normally I’d have firewalled the throttle and flown a go-around. Instead, when the wheels touched pavement with 300 feet of runway left, I retracted the flaps and stood on the brakes.
“You never go around in the Flight Restricted Zone,” my boss — the owner of the airplane — had warned when he hired me. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane announced that Olney High School in Olney, Texas, is the winner of the fifth GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge.
LAKELAND, Florida — Jensen Houck, a senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), was awarded SUN ’n FUN’s 2017 Top Gun Citation of Merit.
Jensen, who received a $4,000 scholarship, plans to attend Polk State University in the fall with a focus on a Professional Pilot Science Degree. [Read more…]
Bondhus has added blades with Torx Plus tips to its line of torque limiting screwdrivers. [Read more…]
Shaw Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems is relocating its manufacturing and engineering facilities starting June 12, with the move expected to be completed June 16, 2017. Operations will resume on June 19, 2017.
The Shaw Aerox operations will now be comprised of two locations: The Manufacturing Center located in Bonita Springs, Florida; and the Engineering Center located in Portland, Maine. [Read more…]