Jeff Shultz of Clinton, Mississippi, sent in this photo, explaining: “Here is my homebuilt Sonex in warbird livery parked next to EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast. We can’t all fly warbirds, but we can all dream!” [Read more…]
All over the world in late September, thousands of girls were introduced to aviation.
For the third annual Girls in Aviation Day, 74 events were held for an estimated 9,700 girls in the United States, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Switzerland, and Zambia.
The day’s mission: Help girls between the ages of 8 and 17 all across the world realize there are opportunities — and a place — for them in aviation. [Read more…]
Now available from Garmin is the all-in-one GDL 52 portable aviation receiver.
According to Garmin officials, the GDL 52 is the first portable receiver capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather and dual-link, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices. It includes a built-in battery and provides GPS position data, as well as back-up attitude information to compatible portable devices. [Read more…]
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Dec. 13, 2017, that the operator of a drone that collided with an U.S. Army helicopter failed to see and avoid the helicopter because he was intentionally flying the drone out of visual range and did not have adequate knowledge of regulations and safe operating practices. [Read more…]
The airline transport pilot, who was a US Navy flight instructor and newly certificated civilian flight instructor, was flying his cousin to his home base in his RV-4 where he planned to provide her with initial flight training.
He received a weather briefing earlier in the day, and the briefer indicated that visual flight rules (VFR) flight was not recommended due to instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) at the surface. Despite the briefer’s statement, the pilot indicated he planned on remaining VFR throughout the flight. [Read more…]
Jeff Auen sent in this photo, noting: “My wingman and nephew, Logan Auen. Pedal Plane masterfully built by his Granddad, Don Auen.” [Read more…]
Last year I gifted my readers with stories of men and women pilots who acted heroically, and lived to tell about it.
This holiday season I’m going in a different direction. The Aviation Safety Reporting System reports I chose this time come from pilots who, in their own way, shot themselves in the proverbial foot. [Read more…]