WASILLA, Alaska – Airforms has been granted FAA approval of a Global Alternative Method Of Compliance (AMOC) for its FAA PMA approved baffle assemblies or its silicone seal kits on PA-31-310 aircraft. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was on a local flight in mountainous terrain near Durango, Colorado, in a Cessna 150.
While returning to the airport he began a descent by reducing power to about 60%, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power. [Read more…]
Approximately 200 airplanes and more than 2,500 people descended on Pioneer Field in Valdez, Alaska, May 12-14, 2017, for the 14th Valdez Fly-In and Air Show.
The 2017 event featured spectacular STOL flying, aerobatics by Scott Sexton and Gary Ward, a demonstration of a World War II era C-46 cargo plane, and a world record in the world famous STOL contest. [Read more…]
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…]