When HangarSwap launched its new site version in June, an unforeseen and unwelcome issue popped up. Anyone using the search bar looking for parts found few or none available. A user had to add a + symbol between search works for the search functionality to work properly. For example, “cessna+door” worked, but “cessna door” did not. [Read more…]
The private pilot taxied out and took off for a personal flight from a private grass runway in Bennington, Kansas, in an unregistered homebuilt airplane. [Read more…]
Scott Newpower sent in these photos taken by his son Tom at Schafer Meadows (8U2) in Montana of his Cessna 182 and Beech Bonanza landing at the backcountry airstrip: [Read more…]
ICON Aircraft recently delivered the first Model Year 2018 A5 to former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay.
Halladay, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, had always wanted to be a pilot, but wasn’t allowed to when he was playing baseball. Once he retired, one of the first things he did was get his private pilot certificate.
According to ICON officials, Hallady has been a regular A5 renter and longtime deposit holder.
In addition to having all the latest upgrades, Halladay’s A5 is the first of 100 specially equipped Founders Edition (A5 FE) aircraft to be built. [Read more…]
Language plays a greater role in aviation accidents than the industry may realize, according to a team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is developing curriculum and training protocols in the hope of heightening awareness among pilots, air traffic controllers and others.
One of the accidents the team studied as the January 1990 crash of Avianca Flight 52 from Bogota, Colombia, to New York City. The plane ran out of fuel on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), causing the Boeing 707 aircraft to crash in a wooded residential area in Cove Neck, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. Eight of the nine crew members and 65 of the 149 passengers on board died.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined the crash occurred partly from the flight crew’s failure to properly declare a fuel emergency. The investigation raised safety issues that included communication concerns between the pilot and air traffic control. [Read more…]
The airline transport pilot was departing on a personal local flight in his Mooney M20M when the engine lost total power.
Review of security video at the airport in Worcester, Mass., revealed that, after takeoff, the airplane reached an altitude of about 200 feet before turning right and reversing direction.
The airplane subsequently stalled, rolled to the right, and descended uncontrolled into trees. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]