Jay Rossignol submitted the following photo and note: “This is the throttle quadrant on the 1929 Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Ford Tri-Motor. I got to see this gorgeous piece of aviation history, NC8407, also know as “Little Ford,” this past weekend. You couldn’t ask for a better aviation ambassador.”[Read more…]
By Ted Luebbers
Four years in a row the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase has highlighted light sport aircraft, ultralights, powered parachutes, gyrocopters and associated flight gear.
The latest extravaganza took place at the DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in Florida, Nov. 14-16.
Jana Filip, Sport Aviation Administrator for the Deland Municipal Airport, put together another successful show highlighting a growing segment of general aviation.[Read more…]
Business jets and piston general aviation aircraft posted double-digit growth in the first nine months of 2019, according to the latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Business jet deliveries rose by 15.4% in the first nine months of 2019 to 516, up from 447 in 2018. Piston airplane deliveries rose by 12.3% from 781 in 2018 to 877 in 2019.
On the flip side, deliveries of turboprops and rotorcraft took double-digit dives.[Read more…]
The world’s first electric race plane was unveiled on day one at the Dubai Airshow, showcasing custom modified technology built by one of the teams set to take part in the inaugural Air Race E event in 2020.
“This is a pivotal moment not only for Air Race E, but for the aviation industry as a whole,” said Jeff Zaltman, Air Race E CEO.[Read more…]
West Star Aviation’s location at Perryville Regional Airport (KPCD) in Missouri has been awarded an FAA Repair Station Air Agency certificate.[Read more…]
The pilot reported that, about two miles from his destination, he made a left turn to enter the downwind leg for landing at an airport in San Diego when a bird came “out of the sun.”[Read more…]
Matthew McCoy submitted the following photo and note: “Took my daughter Sarah up to Yale Lake in Washington in an amphib 185.”[Read more…]
Registration is now open for six IA Renewal events in 2020, provided by Concorde Battery Corporation, in conjunction with aircraft parts manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, parts distributors, industry associations, and the FAA.
“Take advantage of the technical expertise Concorde has gathered in one location and leave with your eight-hour certificate at no charge,” Concorde officials said.[Read more…]