Ascension Air is offering three new fully equipped 2012 Cirrus Aircraft SR22Ts to general aviation pilots through its fractional ownership program.
By AMELIA T. REIHELD
Wouldn’t it be great to own the only seaplane operation in the Hawaiian Islands? Fly excited tourists around one of the most beautiful islands in the world? Sit on your own waterfront lanai, surrounded by potted palm trees, and never again have to look at a snow shovel? Sounds like your gig? Then you need to talk to Pat Magie, seaplane pilot and raconteur extraordinaire.
By J. DOUGLAS HINTON
Though all of us have heard stories about individuals overcoming physical impairments on the road to success, perhaps this tale is unique. Ben Schipps, from Venice, Florida, was born with only a third of a left arm and two hands that are catastrophically deformed. But he had a dream to become a pilot like the rest of his family.
Flight & Aircraft Services Tracking has released a new software package designed to provide single-engine and owner-operated aircraft with the same capabilities available to larger commercial operators. FAST-FLIGHT monitors key pilot and aircraft data, parts inventories, flight information, and regulatory and service bulletins.
When videographer Dave Loveman first approached me in 2009 about doing videos I was hesitant. I may have been unsure, but website visitors spoke clearly and you know what? I like doing them as much as you like viewing them. More than 138 videos are available, all for free. Many more are works in process.
The 2012 New Jersey State Aviation Conference will be held Friday, May 4, at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Administration Building, focusing on the way legal and regulatory issues that affect pilots, aircraft owners, and airport owners.
Cessna’s new Citation M2 made its first prototype flight March 9. The flight lasted a little more than an hour and a half and included tests of the avionics system, autopilot, engine system, aircraft systems and instrument approaches.
After 14 successful years, the Virginia Aviation Council is adding a crowd-pleasing flying event to its popular Virginia Regional Festival of Flight. Surveys have shown that attendees want to see more aircraft in flight, so this year a Directed Parade of Flight will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ). The airport will be closed by NOTAM to all arriving and departing traffic during this aerial showcase.
Aircraft Spruce now stocks a new product that was developed by pilots to battle fatigue: Pilot Chews, an aviation dietary supplement formulated for pilots to enhance their performance during flight.
By MATT FERRARI
Step back in time and think back to when you were the one looking over the airport fence. The whole world on the other side of the fence seemed so intimidating, yet so inviting. You might remember the feelings of excited anticipation on your way to the airport, and then the apprehensive shyness that set in as soon as you were there.
Luckily, I always stumbled into someone who was gracious enough to give me a few minutes of their time and answer my questions. I found that one question answered led to more questions asked and a true thirst for knowledge was born. The questions turned into conversations, acquaintances developed into friendships, and several of those friends have become mentors to me.