Allen Macbean submitted this photo and note: “We visited one of the airstrips on Freemont Island in the Great Salt Lake the other day. The strip is not particularly challenging, and the bugs will make you wonder why you exited the cockpit, but the views are great and the silence is worth it. Plus it’s always nice to get a little dirt on the tires.”
“No other fly-in I know of can boast the aircraft that were continually hauling rides, including a Swift, Waco UPF-7, Staggerwing, Stinson SR-5, and a Lockheed Vega. Add to that such activities as a Town Hall with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Mark Baker, two FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot and one Charles Taylor award presentations, Hans Nordsiek with The Storyteller presentation for kids, as well as our usual activities, and you can begin to see that numbers don’t always tell the whole tale.”
Fewer pilots are checking in with Flight Service specialists about the weather before a flight, with more and more using apps and online resources, according to the latest Weather Survey from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Other key findings show the importance of the FAA’s Weather Camera Program, and the reasons why pilots don’t file PIREPs.
The proposed bill, which drew strong criticism from the general aviation and business aviation community, has been “reported to study,” which means it won’t advance any further in the current legislative session.
Half of the new hangar will be home to a charter company, while the other half is still available to lease.
I kept searching for the plane, climbing away from their flight path during this time, but even so, the traffic system indicated that we came within 100 vertical feet of each other.
Robert “Bob” Bement submitted this photo and note: “I sometimes fly out to visit a friend who runs the Harper service station. There is no airport, so I just land on the road. It is fairly level but has a little dog leg in it. A fellow at the station took this picture of me in my 1969 straight-tailed 182 Cessna taking off from road. I thought he did a great job of getting this lift-off picture.”
In the roughly 25 years that the GA community has been trying to find an unleaded alternative to 100LL avgas, GAMI’s new unleaded fuel is the first promising step in the right direction.
An uneven recovery from the market turndown cause by the pandemic means a 20% drop in the predicted demand for pilots in the next 20 years and a 15% drop. Even so, Boeing’s annual outlook notes that opportunities for aspiring aviators “abound” while companies will face “stiff competition in recruiting and retaining top tier talent.”
Students get the chance to interview for a job at Piper Aircraft’s manufacturing facility in Vero Beach, Florida, before they begin training for their Airframe and Powerplant ratings.