Pilot Assist Pro for the Apple iPhone and iPad has been released. Designed by pilots for pilots, Pilot Assist Pro declutters the cockpit and allows unified access to important flight resources – checklists, scratchpads, manuals, weather, flights logs, NOTAMs and more — direct from an Apple device, according to developers. [Read more…]
The student pilot departed on the solo cross-country flight with about four hours of fuel onboard the Cessna 172.
About two hours into the flight, he noticed that the left tank fuel gauge was indicating almost empty. He was not concerned about the indication, stating that he had been trained not to rely on the accuracy of the fuel gauges.
However, after landing at one of the intermediate airports along his route of flight, he did not visually check the fuel levels at the tank filler necks.
About 45 minutes after takeoff from that airport, the engine experienced a partial loss of power. [Read more…]
Tom McNutt took this photo from a Piper Pacer during an early morning formation flight over Kentucky in January 2018 with Mark Poliak in an Ercoupe. The photo was shot with the camera on an iPhone 6, the photographer notes.
CEDAR CITY, Utah — Aviation schools around the country are mandated by law to adhere to the curriculum drafted by the FAA. This curriculum cannot be changed or modified by schools by any means, even though requirements for what is taught have not been adequately updated since 1962, officials with Southern Utah University note.
That means today’s technicians are being taught curriculum that was created more than 56 years ago, before the invention of cell phones, GPS, personal computers, or the Internet. That also means aviation students are not prepared for real world jobs because they have been learning outdated curriculum that hasn’t been relevant in years.
The FAA is hiring experienced air traffic controllers to work in facilities throughout the country — and specifically for the facility that handles the busy New York area airspace.
The agency will accept applications March 19 to March 26, 2018, from experienced candidates to fill slots at the New York Tracon (N90) in Westbury, N.Y., and other facilities throughout the country. [Read more…]
The flight instructor, who was controlling the Cessna 172, and the student pilot were conducting an instructional flight. During the takeoff from the airport in Charleston, West Virginia, the airplane lifted off about 1,000′ down the runway, pitched nose up, and rolled left to an inverted attitude before it hit terrain next to the runway in a nose-down attitude.
The student pilot recalled that as the airplane rotated during the takeoff, he heard the flight instructor exclaim, but could not recall any subsequent events. The flight instructor died in the crash. [Read more…]
Kayla Hevner sent in these photos, taken during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, held March 5-11, 2018. Kayla reports: “Kaydence is now officially obsessed with the thought of being a pilot!”
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All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered for our new Page 4 photo feature in the print issue of General Aviation News, as well as A Year in Pictures in the December issues. [Read more…]