Phillip, working on his commercial ticket in Florida, writes: “Settle a bet for us here at the flight school: Why is dead reckoning called dead reckoning? Online, there seems to be a lot of difference of opinion about the origin of the term.”
Always fascinated by aviation, Gail Franks took almost 30 years to earn her private pilot certificate, but only because she was immersed in another aspect of aviation: Building her own airfield.
Whenever a new problem or crisis arises in general aviation, it reminds me of two elephants mating. The first step is total panic, followed by complete chaos with trees uprooted, huge dust storms, and everything flying everywhere. And when the dust finally settles, nothing happens for years.
Designed for aviation enthusiasts and pilots between the ages of 13 and 25, Young Pilots USA emphasizes the social aspect of flying, with the goal of retaining young pilots during flight training and in the early stages of their careers.
FBOs need to be ready once unleaded avgas makes it to their airport.
More than 50 of the aerobatic aircraft that’s made in the USA have already been sold.
Take a sunny weekend in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, add about 20 warbirds, and mix with the friendly ambience of the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa. This recipe created the largest crowd on record for the museum’s Warbird Roundup.
For the Blakesburg Bendix, pilots estimated how long it would take them to fly from Hastings Municipal Airport (KHSI) in Nebraska, making stops at Crete Municipal Airport (KCEK) in Nebraska, Red Oak Municipal Airport (KRDK) in Iowa, and Greenfield Municipal Airport (KGFZ) in Iowa, with Blakesburg, Iowa’s Antique Airfield the end of the race during the 2022 Antique Airplane Association Fly-In.
uAvionix has received FAA approval to expand the Approved Model List (AML) for its AV-30-C Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), adding more than 190 light twin and higher performance single-engine models. The expansion includes popular aircraft from Beechcraft, Piper, Tecnam, Air Tractor, Cirrus, Extra, Howard, Taylorcraft, Cessna, and many others according to company officials.