Just discovered on YouTube is a historic newsreel dubbed “The Wrong Brothers,” which chronicles early failures of flight. The video, just about three minutes long, is interesting, but there are markings at the top and a timer towards the bottom that can be distracting. What really makes the video, however, is the announcer. [Read more…]
“Don’t worry, you won’t find the FAR/AIM or the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge here,” he writes. “Instead, these are the books that left a lasting impact on me, either with practical flying advice or deep thoughts on the art of flying. Even if you’re not dropping hints for Christmas, consider this an aviator’s wish list, useful for your next shopping trip. For as Henry Ward Beecher wryly remarked, ‘Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?’”
Following his list are suggestions from readers on their favorites.
WICHITA — Yingling Aviation has begun construction on a new 23,000-square-foot facility at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT) for avionics and maintenance.
The company also is adding another 50,000-square-feet of newly leased space that includes space for a paint hangar, a prep hangar, service, aircraft interiors, and office space. [Read more…]
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Just launched is a new aviation search engine called AeroSearcher, that “enables the easy search of three primary aviation search types: Aircraft for sale, aviation jobs, and aviation parts and products,” according to company officials.
The new site is not an aircraft classifieds service or an aviation jobs classified site or an aviation store. It does not store listings on the site, but is designed to “make finding any particular aviation listing far easier than ever before,” company officials add. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, after landing at the airport in Palm Coast, Florida, and during the turn onto a taxiway, the Piper PA-28’s left wing hit a taxiway sign.
He added he was not able to see the sign because of sun glare. [Read more…]
Doug Decker submitted the following photo and note: “Young Eagles are ready for a flight in this A-36 Bonanza, which is dwarfed by a C-17 Air Force Globemaster, during National Aviation Week at the Georgetown County Airport (KGGE) in South Carolina. More than 2 million youngsters have flown since 1992 in the Young Eagles program sponsored by the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA). In just one month in Georgetown, more than 100 future pilots got rides!”
By MARTY STEINER
Maule Air is a family. Most of the immediate family work and live in and around Moultrie, Georgia, a relatively small city in the southwest portion of the state.
The extended family of more than 2,500 Maule aircraft owners cover the globe, many in obscure and challenging environments. This what Maule is all about: Going where the going is rough, tough, and nearly impossible for any other fixed wing aircraft.
Many of those who own Maules were at the Sixth Annual Maule Fly-In, held in September at the company’s factory. [Read more…]
Recently posted to YouTube is the first episode of the third season of “Miles Above.” The video, a little longer than 14 minutes, features the Red Bull Air Force, a team of the most accomplished and experienced skydivers, BASE jumpers, and free fliers on the planet. A member of the team, Andy Farrington, was just featured in a Pilot Perspectives post by Derek Roberts.
Over six episodes, members of the team will engage in adventures that take them higher, further, and faster than ever before, according to Red Bull officials. [Read more…]
BIGFORK, Montana — uAvionix, which designs and manufactures communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for aircraft, has revealed plans to establish a location in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
“This expansion reflects the company’s long-term business strategy and the strong growth the company has seen in both the unmanned and manned aviation markets,” uAvionix officials said in a prepared release. [Read more…]