WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. – The New England Air Museum is offering an array of family activities during December School Vacation Week, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, through Friday, Dec. 30.
Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with more than 60 historic aircraft and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities, including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive flight science demonstrations, computerized flight simulators, and open cockpit experiences in historic aircraft. [Read more…]
The sport pilot was conducting a cross-country flight in the light-sport airplane, a Rans S12XL, when, after about an hour of flight, the engine first experienced a partial loss of power, followed shortly by a total loss of power.
The pilot twice unsuccessfully attempted to restart the engine using the emergency checklist before performing a forced landing to a field near Guanica, Puerto Rico. During the landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. [Read more…]
Jeff Shultz of Clinton, Mississippi, sent in this photo, explaining: “Here is my homebuilt Sonex in warbird livery parked next to EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast. We can’t all fly warbirds, but we can all dream!” [Read more…]
Now available from Garmin is the all-in-one GDL 52 portable aviation receiver.
According to Garmin officials, the GDL 52 is the first portable receiver capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather and dual-link, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices. It includes a built-in battery and provides GPS position data, as well as back-up attitude information to compatible portable devices. [Read more…]
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Dec. 13, 2017, that the operator of a drone that collided with an U.S. Army helicopter failed to see and avoid the helicopter because he was intentionally flying the drone out of visual range and did not have adequate knowledge of regulations and safe operating practices. [Read more…]
The airline transport pilot, who was a US Navy flight instructor and newly certificated civilian flight instructor, was flying his cousin to his home base in his RV-4 where he planned to provide her with initial flight training.
He received a weather briefing earlier in the day, and the briefer indicated that visual flight rules (VFR) flight was not recommended due to instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) at the surface. Despite the briefer’s statement, the pilot indicated he planned on remaining VFR throughout the flight. [Read more…]