ALBANY, Ga. — Thrush Aircraft recently delivered the 100th 510G since the aircraft received FAA certification in 2012.
It’s not general aviation by any stretch of the imagination, but it is interesting: An inside look at the jets that the world’s leaders travel in — in style. [Read more…]
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has become the first sitting governor to fly in a fully automated aircraft. The 8-minute flight took place May 19, 2017, following the opening of NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Research Center unmanned aerial systems (UAS) runway on Virginia’s eastern shore. [Read more…]
Now available from Sporty’s, the UAS Elite Plaque displays the UAS certificate, which is printed onto an aluminum alloy plate using a sublimation process. The resulting high gloss finish is fade- and scratch-resistant. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, while flying over a river at an altitude of about 100 feet above water and ground level, at 250 knots, the Aero Vodochody 39 hit unmarked power line wires that spanned the river near Grand Junction, Colorado.
The power line wires are clearly identified on the Visual Flight Rules Sectional Aeronautical Chart. [Read more…]
General Aviation News contributor Bill Walker looked at his GoPro shots of a landing at Stanton’s Barbecue Fly-In Restaurant near Bennettsville, S.C., and saw double.
The camera caught the shadow of his tailwheel Skyhawk ready to touch down while his aircraft was still 6 feet off the ground.
It turned out to be a good arrival for the shadow and for his aircraft, Bill noted, but he only logged one landing despite the double touchdown. Stanton’s airport restaurant is a popular stop for pilots along the Carolinas border between Bennettsville and Gibson, N.C. [Read more…]
I came over the fence at 100 mph in the Cessna 172. Even the traffic reporter sitting to my right knew I was way too fast. I saw her hands tighten around her seatbelt harness, her knuckles whiten.
Halfway down the 3,000-foot runway, I’d only bled off 20 mph. Normally I’d have firewalled the throttle and flown a go-around. Instead, when the wheels touched pavement with 300 feet of runway left, I retracted the flaps and stood on the brakes.
“You never go around in the Flight Restricted Zone,” my boss — the owner of the airplane — had warned when he hired me. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane announced that Olney High School in Olney, Texas, is the winner of the fifth GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge.