WINGsRealityEDU has launched a new Online Flight Review Ground School.
Illinois businessman Rick Todd and Congressman Sam Graves have joined the board of directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors.
Aircraft: Zenith CH-701. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Puyallup, Wash. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot had logged more than 5,580 hours, but only seven in a Zenith. The purpose of the flight was to familiarize himself with the newly-built airplane.
Q: My question seeks your advice about an overhaul on our Lycoming O-320-H2AD. As background, we have a 1980 C172N that’s been owned since new. It’s always been hangared, never been a flying club or training airplane, is not used for commercial purposes, and has 2,420 TTAFE tach time.
The engine is the original H2AD and it has not been topped. [Read more...]
By DEWITT WHITTINGTON
SUFFOLK, Va. — After a year of planning, the weather along the Mid-East Coast had the last laugh this past weekend. Saturday, May 4, dawned, barely, with a 1,000-foot ceiling and a blustery 15 to 25 mph wind. Dozens of excited volunteers, including a large contingent of Civil Air Patrol cadets, eagerly awaited an anticipated flood of attending aircraft for the Virginia Festival of Flight, which never materialized.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, has introduced the Light Aircraft Revitalization Act (LARA), which would cut regulations on the general aviation industry.
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.