The hat features the logo that appears on all ASA products, with “since 1940” patch.[Read more…]
The private pilot, who was the builder of the experimental, amateur-built airplane, reported that the Zodiac 601XL was in cruise flight when the engine experienced a total loss of power.
He noted that the right fuel tank was empty and that the fuel selector handle was on the left tank.
He attempted a restart, however this was unsuccessful, and he performed a forced landing in a field near Sanford, North Carolina.[Read more…]
Robert Ruppert submitted the following photo and note: “A 1973 Cessna A150L Aerobat having a day of sport flying out of Blairstown Airport (1N7) in New Jersey, by owner Bob Ruppert.”[Read more…]
Q: I just bought a Lycoming O-320 engine that was apart for overhaul for a homebuilt project. The engine came with four overhauled cylinders. Three of the cylinders are part number LW-12417 and one is part number LW-12416.
I cannot find any information as to whether the LW-12417 are plain steel or nitride cylinders. I need this information so I can purchase the correct piston rings.
Jerry Rodgers[Read more…]
The FAA has issued new rules for recreational drone pilots, requiring them to get permission from the FAA — not local air traffic control towers — for flights in controlled airspace.
The rules also require recreational drone pilots to comply with all airspace restrictions, no matter where they are flying.
Printed in the Federal Register May 17, 2019, the new rules state that drone pilots “may fly in controlled airspace only at authorized fixed sites.”[Read more…]
Air Serv sent a Cessna Grand Caravan with a crew of five to Mozambique May 18, 2019, where it will support relief efforts following a devastating period of successive storms.
The aircraft will be based in Pemba, Mozambique, and will support ongoing efforts to feed, house, and treat those who were displaced from their homes during a catastrophic storm season.
On March 14, Cyclone Idai made landfall near the city of Beira in Mozambique. Cyclone Kenneth then touched down in Mozambique on April 24. With sustained winds of up to 130 mph, it became one of the strongest cyclones to ever hit the African continent.
The storms left a wake of destruction, hundreds dead, and nearly 2 million people affected or displaced in the countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, with Mozambique sustaining the highest losses.[Read more…]
Continental Aerospace Technologies now has available a new “Shower of Sparks” ignition system kit to replace Bendix or Slick magnetos usually installed on Lycoming 540 engines.
The kit eliminates recurring mandatory 250- or 500-hour impulse coupling inspections affecting these magnetos, according to company officials.[Read more…]
The pilot returned to a private airstrip near Orangeville, Illinois, after a 35-minute flight and planned to perform a touch-and-go. However, after takeoff and while climbing, the Zodiac’s engine started to run rough and then lost power.
The pilot selected a field for the forced landing, during which the airplane hit terrain hard and then came to rest upright. The pilot was seriously injured in the crash. [Read more…]