Jake Werner submitted the following photo and note: “Breaking out my Cessna 172 straight tail for a morning flight.”[Read more…]
A cool bit of sport aviation history was made recently as the first US-built Sling TSi was signed off for flight test in Southern California after eight months of hard work by its owner at The Airplane Factory’s Sling Accelerated Builder Assist Program (SABAP) facility.
Builder Algen Albritten is still celebrating the first flight of his new Sling TSi, powered by the Rotax 915iS, some two weeks later, and with over 40 hours logged in the bright orange, black, and white four-place plane.[Read more…]
The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) will host the inaugural Aviation Inclusion Summit Nov. 17-20, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This first-of-its-kind event will bring awareness of diversity and inclusion issues across all of aviation, according to association officials, as well as equip attendees with the tools to foster a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.[Read more…]
New from Sporty’s is the Flight Gear Flashlight, made with aircraft grade aluminum.
The flashlight includes a focusing bezel that provides both flood and spot light options.
Independent buttons for both red and white light mean you won’t have to scroll through one to get to the other and unique tactile cues make it easy to find the right one in the dark, according to Sporty’s officials.
The flashlight is smart too: If one color of light is on and you want to switch to the other, the first color automatically shuts off. Both colors have a high and low setting, Sporty’s officials note.
“We’ve examined and tested dozens of flashlights, and we finally decided to custom-design a perfect flashlight for pilots,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We went above and beyond to make sure this flashlight was perfect for our needs as general aviation pilots.”
Since logging night flight and night landings can be confusing, Sporty’s printed the two FARs most relevant to flying at night right on the body of the light. They are FAR 1.1 (logging night time) and FAR 61.57 (night landings).
The Flight Gear Flashlight uses two AA batteries (included) and comes with a wrist lanyard. Price: $32.95.
According to the pilot in the tailwheel-equipped Great Lakes biplane, he was unable to determine the wind direction during his approach to the airport in Dayton, Ohio.
He circled the airport multiple times and attempted to communicate on the common advisory traffic frequency.
During the landing roll on the runway, the biplane experienced an “unexpected turn to the left similar to being weathercocked,” according to the pilot.[Read more…]
Alan Blevins submitted this photo and note: “Hangar doors are closing on my 1974 Cessna 150 M as the sun is setting in Fairfield County, S.C. As I walked around the back of the plane, I realized that the final peek of the sun through the doors would make a great photo.”[Read more…]
Representatives from more than a dozen local and federal agencies took part in a live emergency exercise of a simulated plane crash Oct. 17, 2019, at DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago.
“We are committed to the safety of our users, employees, neighbors, and first responders,” said Stephen Davis, Chairman of the DuPage Airport Authority. “This drill provides a great opportunity to work alongside our federal and local agency partners to ensure we are all prepared in the event of an emergency on or near airport property.”[Read more…]
Sherwin-Williams officials say they found the “best-of-the-best,” from business jets, to general aviation airplanes and helicopters, with both classic and custom-painted designs, to feature in the company’s 2020 Aerospace Coatings Calendar.[Read more…]
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host its annual Wings of Women (WOW) STEM Conference, Nov. 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL).
The conference is geared towards female high school students interested in pursuing STEM career fields. The museum brings in professional female mentors from various STEM fields, who spend the day speaking with the students about how they got to where they are today.[Read more…]
The pilot of the tundra-tired, tailwheel-equipped Aviat A1 reported that, during touchdown at the airport in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, he saw that the left emergency brake was partially engaged.
He added that the left wheel was locked and that the airplane ran off the left side of the runway.
The right landing gear collapsed, and the right wing tip struck the ground.[Read more…]