Mike Citro recently sent in these photos, snapped during a flight from Buchanan Field Airport (KCCR) in Concord, California, to Half Moon Bay Airport (KHAF) in Half Moon Bay, California, which included flying by San Francisco. [Read more…]
Pilots not closely following Light-Sport aviation can be excused for thinking only one LSA seaplane is available.
Established LSA companies like Progressive Aerodyne and its Searey or Scoda‘s Super Petrel or Airmax’s SeaMax or any number of aircraft to which floats have been fitted may be somewhat baffled by the outsized attention Icon Aircraft‘s long-delayed A5 receives from aviation and non-aviation media.
On the other hand, most leaders of these companies do admit that Icon’s media juggernaut also brings attention to LSA seaplanes in general.
With that in mind, are you ready for one that might out-WOW the A5? [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Subcommittee on Aviation will begin a series of hearings the week of Feb. 13 as part of its preparations for developing the next FAA reauthorization bill. [Read more…]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Vigilant Aerospace has completed beyond line-of-sight flight testing of its new FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid collision avoidance system for unmanned aircraft at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
The tests demonstrated the system’s ability to provide beyond line-of-sight flight safety for both small and mid-sized unmanned aircraft to help comply with FAA regulations and integrate drones into the national airspace, company officials report. [Read more…]
EVENDALE, Ohio — At GE Aviation’s world headquarters, a new power building is turning heads: The front façade replicates a jet engine looking to the sky.
The top of the building’s rotunda features a front fan nose cone with blades around it just like a jet engine. The front windows resemble the sides of a jet engine. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that while conducting a low-level sightseeing flight near Garfield, Washington, he inadvertently collided with an unmarked power line with the Piper PA-28’s left wing. [Read more…]
Smitty Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com sent us this picture, with this note: “The runway behind me. You know the old saying, don’t you?” (In case you don’t, check below the picture…) [Read more…]
Q: I have a unknown four-cylinder Lycoming that only has these numbers on the case: 2299-24 and 61863 assem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry [Read more…]