FAA officials have “demanded” $500,000 from the Experimental Aircraft Association for air traffic control expenses during its AirVenture convention next month or threatened to pull support for the event, EAA officials said Tuesday. In a report in the Fond du Lac Reporter, EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said the FAA’s demand for a contract and advance payment is akin to holding the organization hostage in exchange for air traffic services necessary to keep the event safe.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Remotely controlled aircraft designed by high school seniors recently took to the air for the first time as part of a mentoring program sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp.
MONTROSE, Colo. – Black Canyon Jet Center (BCJC) at Montrose Regional Airport has added a little pink to its ramp and some cash to Bosom Buddies of Southwestern Colorado. Half of the revenue from a new pink JetGo ground power unit (GPU) will be donated to the breast cancer awareness group.
AirSpace Minnesota and The Museum of Flight in Seattle have joined forces to create the first Museum of Flight Aviation Learning Center (ALC) outside of the museum.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared June “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington state.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Officials at Jerry Trimble Helicopters say they are anticipating an international group of helicopter pilots to compete in the 3rd Annual Touchdown Auto Rotation competition to be held at the McMinnville, Oregon airport June 23.
Aircraft: Remos G-3/600. Injuries: None. Location: Apoka, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot did several takeoffs and landings with his instructor prior to being signed off for solo flight. His solo takeoff and pattern were normal, but [Read more...]
Q: I just bought a 1974 300-hp Cherokee Six. It has about 1,200 hours to run, has great oil pressure, good compressions, hardly uses oil, no metal in the filter, but during the run-up at 2,000 rpm, the engine makes quite a deep knock.