The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association has an unrecognized strength in its organization that makes it a resource for what’s going on in aircraft maintenance. That strength is our chapter network, which is, of course, made up of our members.
Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) has launched the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) Pilot Web Portal with the new Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS), designed to enhance safety and convenience for pilots who use LMFS to file flight plans.
In cooperation with Redbird Flight Simulations, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently made its Pilot Proficiency Project simulator training scenarios available for download through the SAFE website. The same simulator training scenarios co-developed by SAFE instructors and the Redbird team that were employed during this year’s EAA AirVenture and AOPA Aviation Summit are now available to all operators of Redbird simulators.
This October 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: BD-5. Injuries: 1 Serious. Location: Burlington, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot reported that shortly after takeoff the engine lost power. [Read more...]
Polished metal, blue, green, yellow, red — these are the colors I’m used to seeing on Ercoupes. So it was downright exciting to find a solid black Ercoupe parked in the vintage display area of this year’s AirVenture, with the name “White Lightning” emblazoned on the side of the cowling.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Jamie Beckett, our Politics for Pilots blogger, recipient of its 2012 Let’s Go Flying Award, for his efforts in promoting and defending general aviation. The award was presented Thursday during the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) named the winners of the inaugural Flight Training Excellence Awards at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. Selected from almost 2,500 nominations, the awards recognize schools and flight instructors that are providing the highest standard of training and customer service.
The five flight school winners are: Virginia-based Aviation Adventures; Rochester Aviation, Rochester, N.H.; the East Hill Flying Club, Ithaca, N.Y.; The Flight School, Cypress, Texas; and Summit Aviation, Belgrade, Mont. The three flight instructor winners are: Timothy Miller of Leading Edge Aviation in West Jordan, Utah; Kevin Bradford of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa; and Devan Shepherd of Shoreview, Minn.