Frederick A. Johnsen — General Aviation News’ Of Wings & Things columnist and a warbird expert — sent in this photo of the P-51 Mustang “Quick Silver.”
The FAA recently posted a new video, “Weather Technology in the Cockpit.”
The short video — just 2 minutes and 28 seconds — documents some of the research conducted by the FAA’s Weather Technology in the Cockpit program’s research team, which conducts studies on how pilots process the weather information they receive while flying in an effort to help pilots understand the weather information flowing into their cockpits and stay safe. [Read more…]
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives May 8, 2018, to establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program.
Introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers, including Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), and Rep. Brenda Lawrence, (D-Mich.) H.R. 5701 is designed to encourage more men and women to pursue careers in aviation. [Read more…]
The Cessna 210 hit trees near Wantage, N.J., about an hour into a night cross-country flight. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]
Chad Christopher sent in this photograph, noting the plane is arriving for the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, held May 5-6, 2018, in Anchorage.
“This is the final approach before the gravel strip next to Ted Steven International Airport,” he says. “The Chugach Mountains are incredibly picturesque in the background.” [Read more…]
The National Air and Space Museum recently received a $1 million gift from AAR Corp., its chairman and CEO David P. Storch, and the family of its founder Ira J. Eichner.
The gift supports the construction of the new designed hangar in the transformed “How Things Fly” exhibition at the flagship building in Washington, D.C., scheduled to open in 2024.
It will also provide funding for programming in advance of and during construction, and will expand educational opportunities to students and teachers across the country with the creation of an online teacher portal. [Read more…]
Visitors to Sporty’s now have an expanded, updated and interactive store in which to browse, select and experiment with Sporty’s aviation offerings.
The new store is in the atrium of Sporty’s headquarters at Clermont County Airport near Cincinnati, Ohio. The grand opening was celebrated in an all-day airport open house held May 19, 2018. [Read more…]