On opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, General Aviation News Publisher Ben Sclair captured these photos of the new NF Aircraft Explorer, explaining: “Barely a month old, the Explorer from NF Aircraft made its U.S. debut at AirVenture. Built in Germany and the Czech Republic, the Explorer has a 6,400 pound max takeoff weight with a 3,307 pound empty weight. “[Read more…]
“I love low and slow,” says Kevin Purtee. “I love open cockpit. And I love wood.”
So the Pietenpol Aircamper was just the ticket for this pilot, who says he designed his life around being able to fly after getting a ride in GA airplane as “a little kid.”[Read more…]
Epic Aircraft reports it has been approved for Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) by the FAA for its E1000, a crucial precursor to type certification.
TIA allows FAA pilots to conduct the final phases of conformity inspections and flight testing. It also it confirms that the aircraft design, structural, and flight test results demonstrate compliance with FAA regulations, according to company officials.
Just days before the opening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Epic completed the last of more than 4,000 flight tests, concluding another key certification milestone, officials add.
According to Doug King, Epic Aircraft CEO, the company is on track for receiving the E1000’s Type Certificate later this year.[Read more…]
Updated daily, the online service provides instant access to more than 10 million pages of the latest aviation regulations and guidance, according to company officials.[Read more…]
PilotVision, which clips on to a pilot headset, provides “unmatched situational awareness via high brightness symbology over a very large 62° field of view, with almost zero peripheral obscuration,” company officials explained.[Read more…]
The commercial pilot reported that the accident flight was the first flight following maintenance, which included the installation of right-seat rudder pedals with brake controls.
He added that, during a preflight inspection of the Piper PA-28R-180, he actuated the ailerons, however he did not verify which direction the control yoke moved.
He again checked the flight control movement before takeoff, but did not verify which direction the aileron moved when he moved the control yoke. [Read more…]
One of the early arrivals at the 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh was Henry Scott, who flew an ultralight from his home in Virginia to the big show in Wisconsin.
I’ve frequently had the pleasure to fly into KOSH during the show. Every time, it’s been an eye opening experience, literally and figuratively.
Now, imagine making such an epic arrival in an ultralight aircraft…‘er vehicle, cruising at 40 to 50 mph. Of course, a Part 103 ultralight means flying solo, so you do your own head-swiveling to look for traffic. Your planning better be solid to make this a reasonable task.
Go even further and imagine doing all this while you are 14 years old! Sound crazy? Yeah, it might seem that way, but in an hour-long conversation with Henry’s father William, I came to admire the preparation for his son’s flight.[Read more…]
Niki, a private pilot from Kansas, writes: So… I’m wondering where we get the colors for our nav lights: Red on the left, green on the right, and white on the tail. I’m sure it’s been this way forever, but why was this arrangement originally selected?
Because it was the law. And had been since 1838. Now, wait a minute. You say there weren’t any airplanes in 1838?
True, that.[Read more…]