The National Aviation Hall of Fame is seeking entries for the 26th annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award, which includes a $1,500 cash stipend. [Read more...]
The City of Seattle is considering development restrictions near South Lake Union to preserve floatplane operations, according to a story in the April 13-19 issue of Puget Sound Business Journal. Kenmore Air operates as many as 100 flights a day, in the busy summer season. Proposed requirements include: [Read more...]
At its recent annual membership meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the selection of James Sweeney, president of Fargo Jet Center, as chairman of the NATA Board of Directors and Marian H. Epps, chief financial officer of Epps Aviation, as treasurer effective immediately. Sweeney replaces Todd Duncan, chairman, Duncan Aviation, and Epps replaces Robert “Buddy” Stallings, president, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc.
This April 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: Beech Baron. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Bear Branch, Kent. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot, age 68, held a FAA commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single engine land, multiengine airplane land, and instrument airplane. He had a total of 1,545 total hours, with 104 hours in the accident airplane. The pilot obtained a preflight weather briefing, which included the AIRMET for moderate icing conditions from approximately 5,000 to 16,000 feet MSL.
This is the eighth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.
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With that, we have received a fair amount of mail asking to provide more information on WAAS before we dive into ADS-B. WAAS is a more involved GPS system and does deserve more attention than just a mention since it will play a part with ADS-B and NextGen.
Researchers at the University of Michigan are surveying general aviation pilots on their experience with modern Primary Flight Displays (PFDs).
The sky was the limit recently as hundreds of young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby attended Pacific Aviation Museum’s Discover Your Future in Aviation.
More than 200 National Air Transportation Association (NATA) members recently convened in Washington, D.C. for A Capital Week for Aviation Business events, [Read more...]
The sad news of the death of Harry Zeisloft reached us this week. As reported by the EAA, “Harry Zeisloft, who was one of EAA’s longest-serving board members and an integral part of EAA’s effort to create the auto fuel Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), passed away Sunday, April 1, in Mesa, Arizona. He was 93.”