Bob Hoover turned 85 on Jan. 24.
When Mike Ciochetti does something, he does it big. So when he decided to develop an airpark, he didn’t just shoot for the stars. He’s shooting for heaven.
Ten years ago, the number of U.S. pilots totaled 639,184. By the end of last year, the figure had dropped to 609,737, according to figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Toward the end of the 19th century the United States Patent Office was inundated with designs for so-called flying machines. The Patent Office accepted the designs, and issued patents without questioning whether the designs worked.
Do you still have your 1980s-era Walkman? It looks pretty big compared to an iPod, doesn’t it?
The Wright brothers acknowledged the contributions of Otto Lilienthal (right) and his glider experiments in helping them achieve the first powered flight.
The writer who came up with “Snakes on a Plane,” the Hollywood movie ranked as “one of the worst movies of 2006″ by several movie reviewers, was not the first to place reptiles on an aircraft intentionally.
Certain medical conditions are considered disqualifying for pilots. But if those conditions are “adequately controlled,” the FAA will issue a medical certification contingent on periodic reports. Those conditions are:
Aviation Medical Examiners, like any other type of medical specialist, are very different.