Mike Kincaid submitted this photo and note: “Fall colors over Lake Coeur d’ Alene in Idaho from a Super Cub.”[Read more…]
Aircraft owners who have already installed ADS-B Out are encouraged to test their systems to ensure they are transmitting in compliance with FAR 91.227.
In early 2019, the FAA published a Safety Briefing that looked at the rate of non-performing emitters (NPE). Emitters perform the Broadcast-Out requirement of ADS-B, automatically sending signals of your aircraft’s position, speed, location in relation to other aircraft, and other information to Air Traffic Control and other aircraft in the area.
“A recent report run by our Market Research Supervisor here at Duncan Aviation found that there are more than 7,700 aircraft with NPE,” says Manager of Completions & Modification Services Sales Nate Klenke. “Many of the aircaft with NPEs were likely installed more than four years ago or prior to changes made in the mandate and implemented over the years after its initial announcement. Some, however, may be a result of an improper installation or equipment configuation.”[Read more…]
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s online degree program tops the list of the Online Schools Report ranking of the best online bachelor’s degrees in aeronautics and aviation for 2019-2020.
According to officials with the Online Schools Report, the rankings are based “strictly on data, prioritizing the school’s ability to deliver an online education comparable to an on-campus degree. Based on the numbers, these are the programs to get you to the cutting edge.”[Read more…]
Sporty’s Crystal Christmas Ornament is an annual tradition for pilots, flight schools, FBOs, and aviation enthusiasts. This year’s ornament features Burt Rutan’s popular Long-EZ.
“You could no doubt fill an entire Christmas tree with ornaments featuring Burt Rutan’s designs,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “This year, we chose one of his most popular aircraft with the Long-EZ.”[Read more…]
The pilot reported that, during approach, the automatic weather observation station at the airport in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, reported that the wind was from 170° at 12 knots.
He added there was “very massive choppy wind, including what could have been windshear, updrafts, and downdrafts.”
During the landing roll on Runway 11, a wind gust blew the Cessna 150 off the runway to the left. The pilot attempted to recover, but the plane hit a ditch, sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.[Read more…]
Les Taylor submitted this photo and note: “My M-20K sits on the ramp at Yellowstone Regional Airport (KCOD) in Cody, Wyoming, ready for a non-stop dawn patrol to Three Rivers in Haines, Michigan.”[Read more…]
AeroVenture Flight Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, took home top honors as the best overall flight school in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 2019 You Can Fly Flight Training Experience Survey.
The flight school also was named the winner for the Eastern Region.
Christopher Kreske, owner of MIL2ATP flight school in Goldsboro, North Carolina, was the winner in the national certificated flight instructor (CFI) category and also the winner from the Southern Region.[Read more…]
Researchers from The University of Manchester in England are exploring a new way to produce the next generation of bio-based jet fuels using seawater.
Scientists have discovered that a bacteria species called Halomonas, which grows in seawater, provides a viable “microbial chassis” that can be engineered to make high value compounds. This in turn means products like bio-based jet fuel could be made economically using production methods similar to those in the brewery industry and using renewable resources such as seawater and sugar, according to researchers.[Read more…]
The 2019 Astronomy Night at Havana Regional Airport (9I0) in Illinois has been cancelled yet again because of weather.
Originally slated for Sept. 28, it was rescheduled to Oct. 19, but it has been cancelled again because “nature is not cooperating,” according to Mike Purpura, Illinois State Liaison for the Recreational Aviation Foundation.
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Pitts departed from Runway 3 at the airport in Farmville, Virginia, flew out to the aerobatic practice box, completed his practice, and returned to the airport.
He entered a downwind for Runway 3 and announced his location relative to the traffic pattern throughout the landing. He heard another aircraft making calls in the traffic pattern, but nothing he was concerned about.
After he landed, during the rollout about midfield, he heard someone announce on the radio that there was an airplane on the runway. This was the last thing he remembered before hitting the Staudacher S600.[Read more…]