Mike Kincaid submitted this photo taken by Mike Conti with the following note: “After pulling in his Cessna 182 Katmai and Beaver Amphib, Tim Zilka broke in his new hangar at the Carlin Bay Airport in Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho by hosting a barbecue on a hot Sunday evening.”
By LARRY STENCEL
With EAA Airventure Oshkosh just days away, pilots all over the country are making their final preparations and looking forward to their annual “fix” of all things aeronautical in that city of 67,000 on Lake Winnebago.
While Oshkosh is the ultimate destination, many pilots and groups use the area’s outlying fields as meeting and staging points. Some choose to stay at those airports rather than fight the AirVenture crowds.
The normally quiet outlying airports and their local pilots welcome them all and step in to provide whatever they need. It is — after all — what Wisconsin is all about. [Read more…]
As of July 1, 2018, aircraft parts purchased and maintenance activities conducted in Virginia are exempt from sales and use tax. [Read more…]
Due to continued growth and demand in the North America, as well as Latin America, Alsim will begin producing many of its simulator products in the United States starting in mid-2019.
The French company’s new facility, to be based in the eastern U.S., will ensure quicker production and installation of its simulators with more American components, company officials noted.
In addition to hardware assembly, the staff at the location will provide technical services and help develop software. The facility will also maintain a spare parts stockpile, if needed. [Read more…]
Garmin has unveiled several new additions to the Garmin Pilot for Apple and Android mobile devices, including wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data when the app is paired with an Engine Information Systems (EIS)-capable TXi flight display or the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck.
A new document viewer provides easy access to the Garmin aviation library, as well as access to popular cloud storage providers, and the addition of weather improvements further enhances the app, according to company officials.
New for Android, weight and balance calculations and several more features aid in flight planning. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while on a taxiway at the airport in Morristown, N.J., under air traffic control (ATC) instruction, the Cessna 172 encountered jet blast, originating from a larger turbine-powered airplane being marshaled by ground personnel.
The 172’s empennage lifted and the propeller and left wing struck the ground, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall. [Read more…]
Larry Gregg submitted the following photo and note: “Morning rest in Wenatchee on the Columbia River on the way over to Eastern Washington.”
Aircraft registration fees in New Hampshire are now more equitable for all aircraft types, thanks to legislation recently signed by Gov. Chris Sununu.
House Bill 124 also addresses the discrepancy that existed between registration fees in New Hampshire and those in neighboring Massachusetts, which led many aircraft owners to base their aircraft at Massachusetts airports such as Bedford’s Hanscom Field (BED).
“Previously, New Hampshire aircraft registration fees were based on the age and price of the aircraft, meaning that newer business aircraft could pay upwards of $300,000 in first-year registration fees, compared to a flat $300 fee in Massachusetts,” said Brittany Davies, regional representative for the Northeast for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). [Read more…]
Sporty’s has introduced Stratus 3, the latest generation of the weather receiver.
Over the last six years, pilots have logged millions of hours with Stratus in everything from antique taildraggers to military fighter jets, using Stratus to make smarter in-flight decisions, according to Sporty’s officials.
The new model includes features such as subscription-free weather, dual band ADS-B traffic, GPS, and backup attitude information, plus additional app options, and a lower price. [Read more…]