The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) hosted its second annual High School Aviation STEM Symposium at Seattle’s Museum of Flight Nov. 6 and 7.
The event was attended by almost 200 education and aviation industry representatives from 33 states and Canada. Last year’s symposium, the first of its kind, was held at the Aerospace Center for Excellence in Lakeland, Florida, and covered by U.S. News & World Report. [Read more…]
More than 2,300 aircraft owners applied for a $500 rebate in the first two weeks of the FAA’s program to encourage early installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) systems in their aircraft ahead of the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline, according to a post on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website.
However, several elements of the program have been the source of misunderstandings, according to some of the pilots who contacted AOPA’s Pilot Information Center and the FAA. In the new post, AOPA staff clarify the program and what is required of aircraft owners who apply for the rebate. Check it out here.
On April 17, 2015, a Cessna 421B pilot was forced to land on a highway, when first the left engine, then the right, lost all power during climb-out from Angelina County Airport (KLFK) in Lufkin, Texas.
According to the NTSB report, the plane was “substantially damaged,” while one person sustained serious injuries and two others sustained minor injuries.
When the pilot got out of the plane on the highway, he could smell Jet A fuel.
The problem? When he asked the FBO to top off the tip tanks, he meant with 100LL. [Read more…]