Richard Steeves submitted this photo and note: “This Coot amphibian is resting by a beach along the Wisconsin River. It is owned by Richard Steeves of Madison, Wisconsin, who has been publishing the Coot-builder’s Newsletter bimonthly for 45 years.”[Read more…]
The original Zenith STOL CH 701, serial number 7-001, is back in the air after having been neglected in the back of a barn for two decades.
Built in 1986 by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, the STOL CH 701 became a hit with builders and pilots, combining the features and advantages of a “real” airplane with the short-field capabilities of an “ultralight” aircraft, according to Zenith officials.[Read more…]
Now available is “As The Prop Turns: The Soul of an Old Airplane,” by John Wood.
The book chronicles the adventures of a 1940 WACO UPF-7, which has “lived a long and adventurous life,” according to the publisher.[Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is awarding the 2020 Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award Scholarship to Alexis Spinetta, of Austin, Texas.
“GAMA is proud to support Alexis as she begins her next educational journey. We were inspired by her passion for general aviation and commitment to her studies and community,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “It is encouraging to see such a bright talent focused on shaping the future of aviation.”[Read more…]
According to the pilot receiving instruction during instrument training, she and the flight instructor noted that the Piper PA-28’s left brake was less effective than the right brake during landing.
Following the training, she returned to her home airport in Oregon, Wisconsin, and during landing on the wet, grass runway, she executed a go-around because there was insufficient runway to safely stop the airplane.[Read more…]
By EMILY LININGER
On June 9, 2020, I had a flight lesson with a certified flight instructor. I have always dreamed of having flight lessons, ever since I decided that I wanted to be a missionary pilot.
I never thought I would have a few lessons this summer, but the Lord’s timing is not always mine. When I finished the Sporty’s Learn to Fly course, I got a voucher for a free flight lesson. It seemed that the Lord was opening the door for me to pursue flight training.
When my mom and I arrived at the airport for my first flight lesson, we met my flight instructor. He and I went over a few things before we went to preflight the airplane. The airplane was a white and orange Cessna 152, and its tail number was N6021F. I read out loud everything that was on the preflight checklist, and the instructor went over with me what it all meant.[Read more…]
A new video from the FAA Safety Team notes that the installation and use of aftermarket safety equipment, like shoulder harnesses, engine monitoring equipment, enhanced and synthetic vision systems, and angle of attack indicators can significantly reduce the likelihood or severity of some general aviation accidents.
However, many pilots are missing essential items on their checklists every time they fly because items from the flight manual supplements that come with aftermarket or optional equipment are not considered.
That’s why it may be a good idea to create your own checklist, as explained in this 57-second video.[Read more…]
Telex has introduced the Airman 8+ ANR Ultra Lightweight Headset 600 OHM.
The Telex Airman 8+ is a lightweight noise-reducing headset designed specifically for optimizing pilot communications in commercial and business turbine aircraft, according to company officials.[Read more…]
The airline transport pilot was conducting a personal flight in his recently-purchased experimental, amateur-built Fisher Celebrity when the plane experienced an in-flight breakup and crashed in a cornfield near Patriot, Indiana. The pilot died in the crash.[Read more…]