PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Global Aerospace, an international aviation and aerospace insurance provider, has launched an online portal designed to provide drone owners and operators the ability to purchase an annual policy online. [Read more…]
The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing landings to a full stop at the airport in Kankakee, Ill.
During the sixth landing, the student overcontrolled the Cessna 172 during the landing flare. [Read more…]
If a woman saw this ad on a dating website, she would most likely pass:
“Born in 1944, I’ve been through a war, worked occasionally, but I am well-traveled, steady and true, and love to fly. I’m athletic, though a bit stout, and honestly, I’m a heavy drinker with lots of gas, plus I smoke a little. I have a few peculiarities, such as lots of plastic surgery over thin skin, and a new interior is planned. Parts of me have been rebuilt a couple of times, but I am looking forward to years ahead if I can find the right person to fund my habits.”
As a soft, bald, late middle-age, goofball who still hasn’t figured out exactly what I want to do with my life, I can say this with complete confidence: I hope for smooth sailing.
It’s what I shoot for. Of all the people you’ll meet in life, I am not the one who has a penchant for launching off into the maelstrom just to prove I can do it. No, that’s not me at all. I’m at the other end of the spectrum, entirely.
When the water is calm, the air is still, and the sky is blue, every aspect of life is more inviting. A sense of peacefulness comes over us. The world opens up. We believe we can do whatever it is we want to do. We see possibilities. We dream big. [Read more…]
A new post on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website tells how Jack Alexander and Arlene Myers, two AOPA Fly-In volunteers, connected over their shared love of flying at an event in July 2014. The two were married at the Cape Cod airport on May 21, 2016. “I can hardly believe at our age, we have a new life together,” she said. “When I wake up in the morning I can say, ‘Is it VFR?’ and he knows what I’m talking about.” Read Dan Namowitz’s full story here.
Abu Dhabi (UAE) — In the start to the 2017 Red Bull Air Race season, the Czech Republic’s Martin Sonka clinched his first race win since he joined the World Championship in 2010.
Rising winds that brought the racetrack alive Feb. 11 didn’t affect Sonka, whose time of 53.139 blew away his opponents by more than a second.
Spain’s Juan Velarde was content with his 54.166, which turned what was already Team Velarde’s first-ever appearance in the Final 4 into its first podium finish. Canada’s Pete McLeod continued the momentum he’d showed at the end of 2016 in taking third. [Read more…]
The Piper PA-46 veered off the left side of the runway in Akron, Ohio, during landing with a left gusting crosswind. [Read more…]