BLR Aerospace has added four companies to its fixed-wing dealer network for King Air and piston aircraft upgrades.
The new dealers include AMK Aviation of Ontario, Canada; Rose Aircraft Services of Mena, Arkansas; Tiffin Aire of Tiffin, Ohio; and Upper Valley Aviation of British Columbia, Canada. [Read more…]
The pilot stated he had an uneventful cross-country flight and on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern at the airport in Salisbury, N.C., he switched the fuel selector from the right tank to the left tank and turned on the boost pump.
While on short final approach, the engine started losing power as the Piper PA-32RT-300T was about 75 feet above ground level. The plane subsequently hit terrain about 600 feet short of the runway and came to rest upright. [Read more…]
Every year, we devote the two December print issues of General Aviation News to photographs sent in by our readers. It’s amazing the number of photos we receive showing airplanes in all their glory — from backcountry flying to a Cub sitting on a grass runway to a dad taking his daughter for her first flight. [Read more…]
Geremy D. Kornreich was recently in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and was lucky enough to see a demo water drop by the retiring Neptune P-2V water bomber. He captured several photos.
He explains: “Pilot Dave Dahl and co-pilot Joe Wattles flew two water bomber demo sorties in Neptune Aviation‘s P2V fire bomber ‘Tanker 06’ during the 2017 New Mexico Aviation Aerospace STEM expo at Alamogordo White Sands Regional Airport.
“Spectators included some of the 3,200 students attending the event, who cheered when the water droplets drifted onto them. [Read more…]
The popular seaplane base and marina at Tavares, Florida, known as “America’s Seaplane City,” was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma as it swept through the central part of the state Sept. 10-11, 2017.
Salvage operations are underway, but it will months before the area returns to normal.
“We prepared for the storm, but it came right at us and when the curfew was lifted we returned to find extensive damage to the docks and fuel system,” said Matt Elia, Aviation Manager for the city of Tavares, which is northwest of Orlando. “It appeared to be a very targeted storm, since the seaplane base and marina were destroyed, but the nearby aviation-themed playground received only minor damage and our waterfront store called The Prop Shop was undamaged.” [Read more…]
By TED LUEBBERS
A group of young folks came to Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Leesburg, Florida, Oct. 7, 2017, to take flight for the first time as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 Young Eagles day.
At 9 a.m. cars with kids and adult leaders from the “Dads for a Day” program based in the Villages, Florida, and others pulled into the parking lot in front of the EAA hangar at the Leesburg Airport. They all seemed excited to get into an airplane and head off into the wild blue yonder. [Read more…]
Sporty’s Classic Kneeboard, one of the products offered the longest by the pilot shop, demonstrates that sometimes old school is best, according to company officials. Its simple design withstands decades of use, they note.