The pre-SUN ‘n FUN Seaplane-A-Palooza will be held April 7-8, 2018, at the Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) in Florida.
The FAA is hiring experienced air traffic controllers to work in facilities throughout the country — and specifically for the facility that handles the busy New York area airspace.
The agency will accept applications March 19 to March 26, 2018, from experienced candidates to fill slots at the New York Tracon (N90) in Westbury, N.Y., and other facilities throughout the country. [Read more…]
The flight instructor, who was controlling the Cessna 172, and the student pilot were conducting an instructional flight. During the takeoff from the airport in Charleston, West Virginia, the airplane lifted off about 1,000′ down the runway, pitched nose up, and rolled left to an inverted attitude before it hit terrain next to the runway in a nose-down attitude.
The student pilot recalled that as the airplane rotated during the takeoff, he heard the flight instructor exclaim, but could not recall any subsequent events. The flight instructor died in the crash. [Read more…]
Kayla Hevner sent in these photos, taken during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, held March 5-11, 2018. Kayla reports: “Kaydence is now officially obsessed with the thought of being a pilot!”
Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form.
All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered for our new Page 4 photo feature in the print issue of General Aviation News, as well as A Year in Pictures in the December issues. [Read more…]
I can’t imagine letting any of my kids fly an ultralight at 13 years old. And yet that is exactly what my parents let me do.
Granted, I grew up on an airport and had flown with my Dad for years by the time I was 13.
Training in the single-seat Robert B1-RD consisted of taxiing the length of our sleepy airpark runway. That was followed by lifting the tail, then flying a foot off the ground, then two feet…on and on until I could climb no higher and still land before the end of the 1,800′ runway. [Read more…]
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, volunteers will gather at 6:45 a.m. at the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in South Carolina, for a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) walk.
“FOD is responsible for a significant amount of aircraft damage each year and is a threat to aircraft safety. [Read more…]
HAYWARD, California — The Hayward Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, has selected two teenagers to receive fully-paid scholarships, including tuition and roundtrip airfare, to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Advanced Air Academy summer 2018 program. [Read more…]
Legends of Airpower, an aviation history series that has been broadcast on public television, Speed Network, Discovery Wings and Discovery Military Channel, is set to takeoff again this May.
The 52-episode, award-winning series profiles 52 men and women who defined and revolutionized air power in America and across the world. [Read more…]