I recently wrote about my logbook failure and received a nice number of comments in response.
A great many agreed with my regret at not drawing outside the lines.[Read more…]
Electric motor powered aircraft have flown before. So this wasn’t that kind of first flight. But that doesn’t make it any less significant.[Read more…]
When the Kerrville Daily Times reported “Mooney furloughs its employees, future in doubt,” the ripple across the aviation industry was near immediate.
And a good many owners — especially those who just bought a shiny new model — and Mooney fans are, I’m sure, in shock. But should they be?[Read more…]
“The aviation industry is currently seeing a workforce shortage for qualified aircraft technicians as the number of retiring certified airframe technicians is higher than the number of young adults expressing interest in the field of aircraft mechanics,” says Todd Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation in a recent news release. “In response, Duncan Aviation is educating young adults about the joys of choosing business aviation as a career and looking at new and different ways to introduce talented and motivated individuals to the company and the industry.”
The news about the workforce shortage shouldn’t have caught you off guard.[Read more…]
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about Garmin’s new Autoland solution. Part of Garmin’s Autonomí Autonomous Flight Solutions line, Autoland will do exactly what the product’s name states. In case of an emergency, Autoland will autonomously land the aircraft.
The amount of media coverage following Autoland’s announcement was staggering.[Read more…]
I’ve been flipping through my logbooks lately, looking for something I now believe I won’t find.
And today, more than three decades after my first logbook entry, I see why.[Read more…]
John Marzulli has a wonderfully built and painted Zenith 701. He lives in Ballard, Washington, and flies from Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO).
While John and I have exchanged a few e-messages over the last few years, this year’s edition of the Arlington Fly-In was our first chance to meet up face to face.
John was at the fly-in, camping with his 7-year-old daughter, Penny, living a truly wholesome aviation experience. (He and 11-year-old daughter Genevieve have camped at prior fly-ins and 3-month-old son Nicolas is next in line.)[Read more…]
Jess Atkins grew up in Isle of Wight County in Virginia in the 1940s. Like lots of kids, when he saw an aircraft flying overhead, he looked up. He didn’t know what model airplanes were overhead — they turned out to be B-17s — but he was inspired.
Seeing those planes flying became a dream for Jess. That’s a familiar story to anyone who gazes skyward.[Read more…]