Not every facet of non-towered airports operations has been addressed by the FAA. That leaves some things in a solid gray area and open to interpretation. One of these gray areas: Can two planes legally occupy the same runway at the same time?
Get-home-itis was the biggest link to the faulty judgment in this tragedy. It is a powerful force, so powerful that both men aboard were willing to risk single-engine flying over unlit mountainous terrain. In the middle of the night. Without an instrument rating. In smoke, clouds, and turbulence. With the moon adding all sorts of visual illusions — and with embedded thunderstorms along their route.
If 10% of the estimated 200,000 private plane owners chose to share their planes with one of the estimated 400,000 pilots without planes, it could revitalize general aviation.
Flying Crown Airpark defending itself in court against a land grab by the Alaska Railroad Corporation. If it loses, it could set an unsettling precedent for all property owners along the railroad line, as well as hunters, hikers, and others who enjoy Alaska’s recreational bounty.
The bottom line is that the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation will fill a pressing need that current efforts simply can’t.
By MICHAEL TOSCANO From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months. Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to the developing world. Before we know it, even your pizza may be delivered by UAS. […]
By CARMINE MOWBRAY Montana has more cows than people, and in cattle country, unbranded calves are called “mavericks.” In people terms, we think of a maverick as being a loner, without ties or loyalties. And alone, a person — no matter how passionate — can only accomplish so much. Partnerships that match folks with common […]
By STEVEN McCAUGHEY Looking for a new flying adventure? Need a Flight Review? Trying to decide what is the best way to take your flying to the next skill level or what rating to pursue next? Well, I have the answer to all of these questions: It is time for you to get a seaplane […]
By JOHN CUDAHY No single American industry was as adversely impacted by last year’s sequestration debacle as the air show business. By the end of the 2013 season, more than 60 shows in the U.S. had cancelled as a direct result of the Pentagon’s withdrawal of all military support. Dozens of other shows experienced attendance […]