Jeppesen and Tecnam have signed an agreement to provide Jeppesen NavData and digital charts as part of the purchase of new Tecnam aircraft. The pre-loaded data from Jeppesen will be selected by the owner of the airplane to meet their individual flying needs. [Read more…]
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary report regarding the fatal accident on May 8, 2017, that claimed the lives of two ICON employees at Lake Berryessa, California.
The ICON A5 aircraft was piloted by ICON’s Engineering Fellow and Chief Test Pilot Jon Karkow. Also aboard was ICON’s recently hired Director of Engineering, Cagri Sever. The flight was Sever’s first in the A5 and was set to be his introduction to the product on which he would be working at ICON. [Read more…]
The pilot was landing a retractable landing gear-equipped, twin-engine Piper PA 31-350 at an uncontrolled airport in Homer, Alaska.
While on final approach, an airplane that landed in front of him reported a moose in the vicinity of the runway. [Read more…]
Ace Alaska photographer Rob Stapleton sent in these photos, taken while making the video below of Paul Claus and Israel Payton ski flying. [Read more…]
As you might imagine of a guy who writes for an aviation publication with the reputation enjoyed by General Aviation News, I’ve been flying for quite a while. You might also get the impression I pretty much know what I’m doing.
That’s not necessarily true. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its first-quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report, which shows that in the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $566 million.
The figure represented a 0.01% increase in sales compared to the first quarter of 2016, according to AEA officials. [Read more…]
A new analysis released by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) of the 1,270 new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sightings reported by the FAA earlier this year found that the vast majority of these sightings are just that — sightings.
When releasing the latest data, the FAA specifically stated that no collision between civilian aircraft and a civilian drone operator has been confirmed. [Read more…]