Calhoun Air Center at the Calhoun County Airport in Port Lavaca, Texas, will sponsor Girl Power 2 March 10-11, as part of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. Airport manager Dianna Stanger will be defending her title after 98 flights in a helicopter during last year’s Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.
The March/April issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now available online. This issue focuses on the themes of the 3rd Annual FAA Safety Standdown: Loss of control accidents, aeronautical decision-making, and advanced preflight.
Now available at Sporty’s is MultiSump+, which includes a fuel strainer, which eliminates wasted fuel.
Registration is now open for the 2012 Ohio Airport Conference, slated for April 17-18, in Columbus. The conference will provide an opportunity to network with aviation and airport officials from around the state of Ohio. Representatives of the FAA and Ohio Department of Transportation Office of Aviation will also be present. To register, click here.
This March 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: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Phoenix. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The flight instructor was demonstrating a soft-field takeoff to his student. During the takeoff roll, he applied full back pressure on the yoke, heard the stall horn, and lowered the nose.
Paul Beck is an expert at stopping leaks in wing tanks
There is no shortage of unusual businesses serving the general aviation industry, but sealing wing tanks for a living must be on everyone’s short list. That’s because it’s so difficult since our tanks are sealed inside the wings and the access ports are made for Cirque du Soleil performers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The president’s 2013 budget plan to charge $100 per flight to aircraft using controlled airspace was never expected to be adopted and it got another major setback when 195 bipartisan members of the House of Representatives sent Obama a letter opposing the fee.
The Sun ’n Fun Splash-In will once again be held at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes in Polk City, Florida.
The Splash-In, an event dedicated to seaplanes and float flying, is held every year as part of the fly-in. A few years ago, Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks invited the seaplanes to his facility and it has been there ever since. This year’s Splash-In will be held Thursday, March 29.