In a blog post, Ray Robinson, West Coast/International Sales Manager at GlobalAir.com, tells of the recent visit to Bowman Field Airport (LOU) in Kentucky of the “Despicablimp,” which is traveling across the nation promoting the summer release of “Despicable Me 2”, the animated movie starring the voices of Steve Carell, Al Pacino, Kristen Wiig and Russell Brand. Blimp pilot Allan Judd gave Robinson an idea of what life is like for a blimp pilot and what it’s like to fly a blimp. Check it out here.
FAIRFAX, Minn. – Mike Schweiss, owner of Schweiss Doors, prides himself on never saying no. So when Tom Yenish, the owner of “The Paw,” an upscale dog and cat resort, asked about a movable interior wall, Schweiss created the new Moving Gate. Designed to divide a 96-foot long room, the 46-foot wide door moves up or down, in less than a minute.
Sonex Aircraft has launched the new T-Flight Transition Training Program, offering type-specific transition flight training for the Sonex line of aircraft.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Flying Eyes Sunglasses now include the option of bifocal lenses that are designed specifically for the cockpit.
Aircraft: Beech Bonanza. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Taos, N.M. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The 79-year-old private pilot, who held an instrument rating and had logged 1,643 hours, obtained two abbreviated weather briefings prior to departure.
He initially planned to fly a familiar route over mountainous terrain, but then changed his proposed route of flight to one that would take him further north over the mountains on an unfamiliar path.
As a college student, Austin Meyer was finding it difficult to keep up his instrument currency.
Like so many pilots at the time, he was using Microsoft Flight Sim, but “I wasn’t happy with its flexibility,” he recalled. “I was having a heck of a time passing my currency check.”
That’s when he turned his dorm room into a computer lab and created his own flight simulator, now known as X-Plane, which actually predicts how an airplane will fly.
In a court filing Monday, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) called the FAA’s decision to close 149 contract control towers “arbitrary, capricious, and fundamentally flawed, leaving the safety and efficiency consequences largely unknown.”
The EAA AirVenture Cup Race will feature a new starting point in 2013, plus several new aircraft classes that will allow even more pilots to participate in this competition prior to the EAA AirVenture fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.