Wayne Keegstra submitted this photo and note: “Before COVID, a group of neighborhood churches combined efforts and organized a 10-week program to reach out to the area kids. It offered a variety of activities, one being a “build it” class. This particular class built rockets. One of the high lights was to do a tour of West Michigan Regional Airport (KBIV) in Holland Michigan. The kids really enjoyed the tour!”[Read more…]
RAF Minnesota Liaison Kirk Hiner and RAF Director Emeritus Peter Burwell met with Isle Airport management to agree on cost sharing a project to remove encroaching trees that were threatening to close the airport.
In June, RAF officials reported that the city council voted to keep the Isle airport open in response to the positive input resulting from a RAF Call To Action among pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
The tree-removal project will ensure that the airport survives to serve the community and region around Isle, RAF officials said.[Read more…]
Gill Aviation at David Wayne Hooks Airport (DWH) in Houston, Texas, is partnering with Toys for Tots to provide a safe and convenient fly-in or drive-in drop-off-point for those wishing to donate toys this year.
Through Dec. 12, 2020, those flying into Gill Aviation will be able to make a toy donation at the front counter. For those driving, daily curbside concierge service is from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the facility located at 20803 Stuebner Airline, Spring, Texas, 77379. Signs at a designated parking spot located behind the ponds and next to the facility provides a number to call on arrival for a Gill Aviation staff member to come out and get the donations.[Read more…]
Aithre has launched a new line of portable oxygen bottles.
The Aithre oxygen bottle is only 2.5 inches in diameter and 11.5 inches in length, weighing just 1 pound, 14 ounces due to its composite carbon fiber and aluminum construction.
“Yet, it packs 47L of oxygen at 2000 PSI,” company officials noted, adding the bottle delivers two hours of continuous or intermittent flow of oxygen. “This bottle is designed to fit in your flight bag or backpack and be ready for use anytime you need it.”[Read more…]
The pilot was planning to perform an off-airport landing on the shore of a reservoir near Nephi, Utah, where he had successfully landed many times before.
After a 30-minute flight, he configured the PA-18 for landing on the shoreline. During touchdown, the passenger, who was positioned in the rear-seat, inadvertently applied the brakes.[Read more…]
John Carroll submitted this photo and note: “I was out doing some aerobatics while my friend took pictures. This is a 100-hp Sonex, normally aspirated and without inverted fuel and oil. An aircraft engine will never know which way gravity is pulling when the pilot keeps a positive g-load while maneuvering.”[Read more…]
ALSIM is celebrating the milestone of its 100th ALX simulator sale.
The France-based company introduced the ALX sim in 2008. It was different from its previous products: Rather than a type specific simulator, the ALX combined various aircraft types into one single simulator.
The idea was to create a training tool to provide skills for a wide range of aircraft ranging from single piston, twin piston, twin turbine, and medium category twin jet, according to company officials.
“The principle involved is to have students trained to the logic and procedures common to each class of aircraft,” they explained.[Read more…]
HOUSTON — Texas Southern University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (COSET) has received designation by the FAA as a Part 141 program.
The FAA issues Part 141 certification to flight schools that have a strictly defined training program. While both Part 61 and Part 141 are part of the same FAA Standards, a Part 141 school may operate more efficiently while training pilots toward a specific career path, according to university officials. The FAA reviews Part 141 curriculum on a regular basis for consistency, continuity, and acceptable flight training practices, officials add.[Read more…]
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and UASidekick are partnering to give free recreational Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) flight planning to nearly 175,000 unmanned aerial systems hobbyists who are members of AMA.
The software allows drone pilots to file LAANC authorizations with the FAA when flying in controlled airspace via a web portal and mobile application. It includes additional flight planning tools, such as interactive maps, weather information, and flight logs, according to AMA officials[Read more…]
The private pilot and student pilot passenger were departing on a local personal flight from a 2,000-foot turf runway. The passenger reported that the Cessna 150 seemed to “struggle to climb” after clearing trees near the end of the runway at the airport in Woodstock, Georgia.
He heard the stall warning horn activate, and the airplane descended into trees and hit the ground.[Read more…]