The FAA needs your help: The Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), an advisory group of aviation insiders working with the FAA, is seeking the general aviation industry’s input on the agency’s consistency in the certification and approval process.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, there will be a demonstration of on-board technologies designed to help integrate remotely-piloted aircraft into the national air transportation system at the Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota. The research flight test will feature a specially equipped NASA Langley Research Center Cirrus SR22 that will serve as a surrogate unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The surrogate UAS will automatically maneuver using Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data and software algorithms developed by The MITRE Corp. and the University of North Dakota. A UND Cessna 206 will act as an intruder aircraft.
VedaloHD has developed a new black wrap sunglasses frame named in honor of the 2011 World Aerobatic Freestyle Champion, Current US National Aerobatic Champion, and airshow performer Rob Holland.
Aviation Media, Inc., producer of the Wonderful World of Flying series of aviation videos, will make the entire library of Wonderful World of Flying content available via streaming over the Internet on a subscription basis.
The AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new interactive online course titled “Unmanned Aircraft and the National Airspace System.”
This September 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 Pacer. Injuries: None. Location: Akhiok, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on an abandoned gravel airstrip. He flew over the runway at an altitude of about 15 feet and decided the conditions were not right for landing due to a crosswind. [Read more...]
Spotted while walking through the vintage aircraft area at this summer’s Oshkosh was a 1947 Navion sporting military colors. Why wasn’t it parked in the Warbird area? Because owner Robert Gaines of Nashville wanted to park close to his friends.
During a quick chat at the show, he noted that the Navion’s previous owner get the credit for not only the yellow invasion striping, but also the “Jus Buzzng Round” logo on the nose.
HANOVER, INDIANA – Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I) suffered a direct hit by an F4 tornado on March 2. As a result, every piece of equipment and building was either damaged or destroyed. After surveying the damage, it was determined the long popular annual Wood, Fabric & Tailwheels Fly-In could no longer be held. The strip is usable, but the facilities are not. In its place, organizers will hold the $100 Hamburger Tornado Relief Fly-In on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Millions of TV viewers around the world who tuned in to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics in London saw that flying a general aviation airplane is an achievable dream for everyone.
The opening act of the ceremonies included a fly-by by a Tecnam P2006T adapted to put on a pyrotechnic show. The airplane was flown by Lance Corporal Dave Rawlins, a British Army soldier recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, and Tim Orchard, Tecnam’s dealer for the UK, Ireland and Iceland.