When you need to write, and there is no light available, or when you don’t want to lose all your night vision, or when you don’t want to disturb those around you, the old solutions used to involve writing blind (and trying to decipher it later) or holding a flashlight in your “spare hand,” or even in your mouth. Technology presents a better solution, and Wicks Aircraft Supply has it: a pen with a lighted tip.
Aircraft: Cessna 180. Injuries: None. Location: Omaha, Neb. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The airplane was on final approach and a half-mile from the runway when the engine lost power. It came down in trees short of the runway.
Picture this: 80 airplanes, more than 400 booths, and hours of seminars in beautiful Palm Springs, Calif. That pretty much sums up this year’s Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit.
In the more than 10 years I have been working at General Aviation News, I have been to the annual event many times as a reporter. This was the first time I attended as a presenter, as I volunteered wearing my flight instructor cap.
When talking of success stories in the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) world, consider Pipistrel.
“This really important news kind of snuck up on me as a surprise,” observed U.S. representative, Michael Coates, “but I have just noticed that our multi-year cooperation with Pipistrel has resulted in selling our 100th aircraft recently!”
The new site includes the means to quickly determine if a mogas STC is available for your engine and airframe combination. The choice of airplane images on the web site depicts the wide range of aircraft that are covered by Petersen STCs, from the Piper Cub to the Douglas DC-3.
Where2 Interactive has launched SocialFlight 2.0, a newly enhanced version of the free mobile app that provides pilots with an interactive map of thousands of aviation events and the ability to share those events with friends. This new release also coincides with membership surpassing 10,000 users and the database reaching over 3,000 aviation events in 2012, company officials note.
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Quest Aircraft Company has named Samuel Hill its new Chief Executive Officer. Hill has more than 40 years of aviation experience, most recently with Honda Aircraft Co. from which he retired in early 2012.
The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will stop at the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, this January.
Expected to attend the show, known by most as the Sebring LSA Expo, is the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” and P-51 Mustang (pictured). All are slated to fly into Sebring Regional Airport at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18.
After an introduction of the new fuel-injected Rotax 912 iS engine to European and American markets earlier this year, the Austrian engine company is now in full-scale production of the upgraded engine. Flight Design has been working diligently with the new powerplant and upgrades for it, according to company officials, who report a group of 912 iS-powered CTLSi aircraft are landing in America.