One of the biggest concerns for general aviation aircraft is where to connect the grounding or bonding cable when refueling.
Gracie, a private pilot in Montana, writes: I took a flight with a fellow pilot the other day, and he took the time to give me the flight attendant speech. It got me wondering, why the stupid seat belt speech? I mean, I know it’s the law, but — really? — who doesn’t know how to unbuckle a seat belt?
By the time he was 10, Nathan was able to recite the entire dialog from the movie “Top Gun.”
Professional pilots are required to go back for training regularly, at least once or twice a year. Can the rest of us afford to do any less?
Mike’s story is inspiring and is the type of story that should get much more attention.
Every year during the third week in October, Dave and Marcia Mason welcome hundreds of airplanes to the Reklaw Fly-In, known to be one of the largest grass field fly-ins in the country.
Seaplane accidents, while few, represent an area of general aviation where targeted training could pay real dividends. That’s the takeaway from a new seaplane accident analysis report by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute (ASI).
You can own a 1942 Cub for just $25.
Plans at the Birmingham airport include a 10,000-square-foot terminal to serve pilots, aircraft owners and guests, military, and corporate business travelers; a 24,000-square-foot hangar designed for smaller, privately owned aircraft; and two 30,000-square-foot corporate hangars.