AKRON, Colo. – Redline Aviation has added propeller overhaul services to its existing propeller governor business. The prop business will operate as Redline Propeller. Certification allows Redline Propeller to repair and overhaul McCauley, Hartzell and Sensenich propellers in five to seven working days in most cases.
Facebook — the ubiquitous social network — is determined to connect the entire population of the world to the internet. For remote areas, where traditional infrastructure isn’t possible, Facebook designed Aquila.
“When complete, Aquila will be able to circle a region up to 60 miles in diameter, beaming connectivity down from an altitude of more than 60,000 feet using laser communications and millimeter wave systems,” said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s Global Head of Engineering and Infrastructure. “Aquila is designed to be hyper efficient, so it can fly for up to three months at a time.” [Read more…]
WHEELING, Ill. – Pilots and aircraft owners at Chicago Executive Airport have created a petition to encourage the airport’s board of directors to install self-serve aviation fuel on the airport.
“It’s kind of as if your town wouldn’t allow gas stations to offer self-serve pumps,” said Madeleine Monaco, president of the Chicago Executive Pilots Association (CEPA). “The result would be people taking their business to neighboring towns to save on gas prices. The same thing is happening at Chicago Executive.” [Read more…]
With the swipe of his pen on Friday, July 15, President Obama set into law third class medical reform.
I’m thrilled. So are a good many pilots. [Read more…]
A single word, which is also a city in Wisconsin, conjures up feelings like few others among the aviation crowd.
To many, AirVenture – as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in and convention is officially known – is the center of the aviation universe. To others, it is a family reunion. The event that is AirVenture is as personal as it is immense. [Read more…]
“One Six Right” – the much loved aviation documentary originally released in 2005 — has been re-released in Blu-ray format. The romance of the original has endured.
A recent viewing with my high school aged daughter Savannah produced, “I wish all my history classes were like this. This is interesting and entertaining.” [Read more…]
The FAA should have titled the Practical Test Standards (PTS) replacement Pilot Certification Standards, not Airman Certification Standards (ACS).
Regardless what you think of the new standards for awarding (or earning) a pilot — see there it is — certificate, the title is wrong. [Read more…]
The National Air and Space Museum has the preeminent collection of aircraft anywhere. A new book – Milestones of Flight – looks at 29 legendary aircraft from the 1903 Wright Flyer to the MQ-1L Predator drone.
While powered flight has a relatively short history, the achievements made are remarkable. Milestones of Flight uses the National Air and Space Museum’s collection to shine the spotlight on those achievements. A few of the 190 photos from the book follow. [Read more…]
Like most things in aviation — and society — evolution occurs. The cockpit of the warbird has evolved more than many.
From the very early days of the open cockpit aircraft with fleece-lined leather clad pilots to high-tech, all weather fighting machines, Fighting Cockpits by Donald Nijboer dives deep into more than 50 warbird cockpits.
Following are handful of the more than 200 images from the book. [Read more…]