Scott Taylor sent in this photo of his 1968 Beech Musketeer (N5093T) at San Carlos Apache Airport (P13) in Arizona at sunset just before takeoff. [Read more…]
In America it began in 1793, on the day Jean Blanchard piloted a balloon from Philadelphia to Woodbury, New Jersey. That’s barely a hop, skip, and a jump today. In a time when George Washington was still alive, it was a mind-blowing achievement.
It happened again in 1860 when Sam King took photographer James Black aloft in a balloon known as “Queen of the Air,” where the latter snapped two photos of Boston from 2,000 feet above the street. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) held its second meeting Jan. 31 in Reno, Nevada, according to FAA officials.
The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators, state and local government officials, and academia. [Read more…]
The pilot had recently purchased the Zodiac CH-650, an experimental amateur-built airplane. He was flying with a flight instructor to gain flight experience in the airplane. [Read more…]
I recently received a question on octane ratings similar to the questions I typically receive. The reader wanted to know what the rich and lean rating would be for 100, 110, 112, 114 and 118 octane racing gasolines. And what would be the R+M/2 of 80/87, 100/130, 100LL, and 115/145 avgas?
The problem here is that the octane rating of a fuel is not a physical property of a fuel, it is a performance property. It is like someone asking “What is the horsepower rating on a Lycoming 540 engine?” [Read more…]