The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released details at last week’s AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., on a long-term initiative to facilitate the growth of flying clubs. The initiative is one of the first projects of the new Center to Advance the Pilot Community, which is working to reverse the decline in the pilot population.
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared October “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”
The proclamation highlights general aviation’s pivotal role in supporting access to medical treatment, commerce and critical services throughout the state. The general aviation industry in West Virginia contributes $616 million to the economy annually.
This October 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee. Injuries: None. Location: Titutsville, Fla. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The purpose of the flight was for the student pilot to perform a night cross-country under the supervision of a CFI. [Read more...]
Recently, we received a number of emails concerning the cost of 100LL at various locations, as well as the cost of 100LL vs. Jet A. Obviously, there is still a lot of confusion about this, so I thought I would try to shed some light on the issue.
Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) has launched the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) Pilot Web Portal with the new Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS), designed to enhance safety and convenience for pilots who use LMFS to file flight plans.
In cooperation with Redbird Flight Simulations, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently made its Pilot Proficiency Project simulator training scenarios available for download through the SAFE website. The same simulator training scenarios co-developed by SAFE instructors and the Redbird team that were employed during this year’s EAA AirVenture and AOPA Aviation Summit are now available to all operators of Redbird simulators.