Gordon McNulty sent us another image of Sentimental Journey, with this note: The Commemorative Air Force B-17G Sentimental Journey, seen with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster at the museum in Hamilton, Ontario, in 2016.” [Read more…]
MAXWELL AIR FORCE, Ala. — For the second straight year, the Civil Air Patrol amassed 100,000 flying hours for its 560-plane fleet, recognized as one of the largest fleets of single-engine aircraft in the world.
John Desmarais, Civil Air Patrol’s director of operations, said the milestone was met during a flight Sept. 28, 2017, in Puerto Rico, in which a CAP aircrew was collecting imagery of the Hurricane Maria damage throughout the island. [Read more…]
DENVER – The developer of the four-seat “Sun Flyer 4” reports that 10 deposits have been received for the electric airplane unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
Academy of Aviation, with training operations in Farmingdale, Long Island, and White Plains, Westchester County Airport, New York, took the final delivery position for the Sun Flyer 4 in the “Oshkosh special.” [Read more…]
Garmin has introduced the touchscreen G500 TXi, G600 TXi, and G700 TXi flight displays, as well as the engine information system (EIS) TXi.
Boasting a clean-sheet touchscreen design, the TXi family incorporates greater situational awareness tools, according to Garmin officials.
Three displays are available, offering flexibility for panel configurations, including a 10.6-inch display, and two versions of 7-inch displays, in portrait and landscape orientations. [Read more…]
COOPER CITY, Florida — Just launched in response to the increasing cost and maintenance requirements in the $219 billion general aviation marketplace is the AeroEngine Protection Corp. (AEPC).
For protection against unexpected, costly maintenance expenses for piston engine aircraft, AEPC introduced a family of Piston Engine Service Programs (PESP). According to company officials, PESP minimizes the risk of unscheduled service and stabilizes maintenance budgets, resulting in predictable maintenance costs. [Read more…]
The commercial pilot and his passenger were returning to the airport near Tucson, Arizona, after a 30-minute personal flight. The pilot reported he configured the Cessna 310J for landing, but that the landing gear down indication did not illuminate.
He cycled the landing gear several times, but the landing gear down indication still did not illuminate. [Read more…]
Phil Bethell sent in these photos of an “orb” that followed him on a December flight for about 20 minutes.
“We were at 17,500 feet eastbound over the Uinta Mountain Range near Salt Lake City,” he reports. “We felt it was angelic as high winds had given us a share of turbulence prior to seeing this.” [Read more…]
Backcountry flying poses its own set of flying challenges. Flying close to the ground, approaching and setting down on short, narrow runways adds risk to flying.
In the interest of furthering safety in these situations, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) is partnering with the Air Safety Institute on a survey focused on the safety challenges backcountry flyers face. [Read more…]