The FAA has certified the Garmin G1000 in Mooney’s Ovation and Bravo aircraft. An STC was awarded to Garmin in November. Mooney has incorporated the approval into its Type Certificate.
A quick reminder: The 101st anniversary celebration of powered flight is set for Dec. 17 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
The Pennsylvania legislature has passed the Flying While Impaired Bill, which makes flying while drunk a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5,000 fine and possibly some jail time.
Meanwhile, another very light jet hopeful, Safire Aircraft, saw most of its office equipment and shop tool inventory auctioned off late last month. The sale was forced by the owner of Safire’s former headquarters in Opa Locka, Fla., in an effort to recover some $60,000 in unpaid rent.
Another coup for Aviation Technology Group, the Colorado company that’s bringing the Javelin jet to market: Charlie Johnson, former president and COO of Cessna, just joined the company as executive vice president of operations. Just two weeks ago, Horst Bergmann, former president and CEO of Jeppesen, also joined the company’s executive management team.
“Ready? Here we go!”
I fear that I may be one of the few pilots in the country who does not warmly welcome the announcement of the new Sport Pilot ruling by the FAA. My concern is not with aircraft that fall in the lighter-than-air, weight-shift, gyroplanes and powered parachutes categories. Rather, my fear resides with the proposed Sport […]
Cork Biemond makes a good point about the unfairness of the Sport Pilot driver’s license medical ruling excluding pilots who have previously been denied (Unelected bureaucrats pervert sport pilot) in the Oct 15 issue. He puts the blame on the wrong agency, however.
Just wanted to add my two cents to your latest Letters to Editor about Bush vs. Kerry and the state of GA. Neither of the two will have a significant effect on GA. We need to focus our attention on those members who supposedly support us in Congress. They will by far impact us more […]
How do Americans feel about space travel?
A Covallis, Ore., man got more than he bargained for when his parents gave him a flat-screen Toshiba television. He knew the set came with a built-in VCR, DVD and CD player, but what he didn’t know was that the TV was sending out a signal identical to that of an Emergency Locator Transmitter.
Forget breaking eggs to make an omelet. When you’re trying to break the sound barrier, you can — accidentally — wipe out an entire flock of chickens.