In the past few months, my friend Paul McBride has written several very interesting and informative articles on “breaking in” an aircraft engine, including “How to break-in your engine”. I recommend that you read them when or if you have a new or rebuilt engine to install on your aircraft. [Read more...]
A government-industry rulemaking committee responsible for making recommendations to address the lack of consistency in regulatory interpretations has issued its final report to the FAA.
As NFL teams prepare for the final push to the playoffs, pilots, air traffic control officials, and airport operators are making their own Super Bowl XLVII plans. According to a report at AOPA.org, airports in and around New Orleans are expecting a huge boost in activity from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, and the FAA has issued a notice detailing special procedures that will be in effect.
The National Aviation Exploring Committee recently awarded scholarships to 10 Explorers based on a variety of criteria, including aviation career goals, community service and leadership.
The Aviation Exploring Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of donations from the following companies, organizations and individuals; Air Line Pilots Association, Aircraft Electronics Assocation, Aircraft Spruce, AOPA, Aspen Avionics, Bose, David Clark Company, Inc., Orison B. Curpier Company, EAA, ForeFlight, Garmin, General Aviation News, Lightspeed Aviation, Parrish-O’Neill, Sandy & Hal Shevers, Signature Flight Support, Sporty’s Foundation, Sun-n-Fun, and Trade A Plane.
SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Fla. – The SUN ’n FUN staff and Board of Directors have spoken directly with Santa and SUN ’n FUN has been added to the Elf Team from the North Pole! Twelve lucky children will find a certificate under the tree this year for an airplane ride on Dec. 28 at SUN ’n FUN.
For families who are finding it difficult to put Christmas gifts under the tree this year, there is another option. [Read more...]
Featuring more than 75 hours of avionics technical training courses and an exhibit hall with new avionics technologies coming to market in 2013, the 56th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show will convene in Las Vegas, March 25-28, 2013, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — PennDOT has extended the deadline for elementary school students to submit entries for its aviation art contest until Wednesday, Dec. 19, recognizing that Hurricane Sandy resulted in school closings in some regions of the state. Sponsored by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation, the contest encourages students to display their talents and learn about aviation.
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Wittmann, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was making a solo cross-country flight involving four legs. Before beginning the final leg, he made multiple full stop and touch-and-go landings that he had not included when he did his preflight planning.
STORY AND PHOTOS By HAYMAN TAM
Over 1 million spectators flocked to San Francisco in October to enjoy the Fleet Week festivities and watch the airshow that is the highlight of the event (although the America’s Cup attendees may have a different opinion).
Anyone along San Francisco’s waterfront had a ringside seat for two jet teams and the many other performers flying over show center, marked by ships and buoys in the bay. Some folks chose to watch the show from Alcatraz Island, site of the infamous prison. The weather was wonderfully cooperative with clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures.