The Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho, hosted a four-ship warbird fly-over in observance of Memorial Day on May 29, 2023.
A different kind of flying with the need for speed
A new study claims that humans may soon be able to speed skydive at speeds topping 600 km/h or 372 miles per hour.
Garmin autopilot certified in Navajo Chieftains
The company also reports its Smart Rudder bias is also certified in the PA-31-350s equipped with the autopilot.
Piper pilot overtakes Cessna 150 on takeoff
I descended to 2,500 feet and between 30 seconds to 1 minute later the aircraft passed directly over me. ADS-B said 300 feet above. Based on the frantic tone and jumbled radio calls with Tower when they were cleared for takeoff, I believe this was a rusty pilot with poor situational awareness.
Picture of the Day: Slow mo
Rich Tusing submitted this photo and note: “Catching the propeller in slow motion.”
FAA proposes removing expiration date on flight instructor certificates
The new rule would bring flight instructor certificates in line with other pilot certificates that don’t expire, but require pilots to maintain proficiency with continued training and experience.
Muskegon CareAffaire set to take off June 10
The 27th annual Muskegon CareAffaire benefits Wings of Mercy, a faith-based, non-profit volunteer pilot organization dedicated to helping people in need have access to life-saving medical care by arranging free flights to distant medical facilities.
Applications due June 30 for $50,000 in flight scholarships
In honor of U.S. Army Specialist Ashton Johnson, the CloudDancer Memorial Scholarship will award five recipients $10,000 each towards completing their FAA private pilot training and certification.
Post-maintenance flight check ends in crash
The pilot’s inability to extend the main landing gear due to incomplete maintenance, which resulted in a partial wheels-up landing and the mechanic’s failure to follow proper maintenance procedures that led to the loss of main landing gear system hydraulic pressure and the subsequent failure of the main landing gear to fully extend.
Picture of the Day: Long EZ sunset
Greg Jones submitted this photo and note: “A perfect day for a sunset photo shoot. Photo by Matt Mann.”
Video analyzes banner tow accident
On May 17, 2023, a Piper PA-25 Pawnee towing a billboard banner crashed over Hollywood, Florida. Sadly, the pilot — the sole occupant on board the airplane — died in the accident. No one on the ground was hurt.
Beechcraft museum celebrates golden anniversary
What began as a two-room log cabin established in 1973 has grown in to a 78,000-square-foot, fully climate controlled general aviation museum and campus. Visitors from all across the globe visit daily exploring the 38 exhibited aircraft and historical artifacts of aviation since the beginning of the 19th century.