The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association named three winners for $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo.
The Rocky Mountain Airshow in Broomfield, Colo., has been selected as one of 20 events worldwide to host the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team.
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor will fly at the August 24-26 Rocky Mountain Airshow in Broomfield, Colorado. F-22 demo teams will make just 20 appearances worldwide in 2012. The 10th annual air show will include aircraft ranging from WWI replicas to state of the art technology. Fireworks follow a Hot Air Balloon Glow and the twilight air show on Friday night. The AdventureZone kid’s area will showcase numerous activities and hands on projects to engage and excite kids of all ages while emphasizing the importance of STEM curricula. Hundreds of aircraft from across the country will also be on site for the 32nd annual Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-in held in conjunction with the air show.
The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) market is coming. There is a lot of work yet to be done, but it’s coming all the same. Late last month, Wichita-based Fat Head Solutions announced its hung out its shingle in the UAS market and, “will provide low cost, high value, and complete subsystem solutions for small unmanned aerial systems.” Fat Head plans to “capitalize on the emerging $17 billion per year UAS market by focusing on the small end with: camera, landing, video and power systems and sensor solutions.
Aspen Avionics has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of the Evolution Backup Display system. Now available for third party STC and OEM applications, the Evolution Backup Display is a fully digital, independent flight display system designed to replace mechanical backup instruments used in Part 23 EFIS installations.
BlackBox Aviation Systems has announced the public beta availability of the pilot logbooks portion of BlackBox, an aviation data manager for general aviation. BlackBox is a cloud-based digital record management solution for general aviation that frees pilots from the burden of recording and protecting paper records, while allowing them to keep their paper records up-to-date effortlessly.
Duncan Aviation will host several IA renewal seminars around the world this year. The Duncan Intelligence LIVE events will provide face-to-face forum discussions with industry experts on hot industry topics.
Professional Aviation Associates recently signed an agreement with Devore Aviation Corp. of America to be an Authorized Devore Lighting Distributor. As a distributor, Professional Aviation Associates will market and sell Devore’s inventory of lighting systems for fixed wing and rotorcraft.
True Blue Power introduced a new benchtop test set that doubles as a battery recharger, the TT43.
This April 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: Rocket F1. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Borrego Springs, Calif. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot, age 58, held a private pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land and instrument airplane ratings. He was practicing aerobatics in preparation for a local aerobatic competition.