Sierra Industries has released its 2012 product and services catalog — with a twist. The newly expanded and updated catalog is no longer in paper form, but in a searchable online format.
This May 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 J-3 Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Sandwich, Illinois. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: According to the pilot, approximately 15 minutes after takeoff and while maneuvering approximately 100 feet above ground, the engine lost power.
May 1 was the day many in Frederick, Maryland, had long awaited — or dreaded, depending on your point of view. The home of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), defender of our freedoms to fly, was finally getting a control tower. Was it a day to celebrate or commiserate?
Your blogger briefly mentioned the engines on display at AERO Friedrichshafen 2012 in a previous report on April 22. With Europe’s largest general aviation show now two weeks past, I thought it was time to provide a few more details. With the previous two shows having focused great attention on electric propulsion, AERO organizers wisely chose 2012 to showcase advances in piston and turbine engines, and there was a great deal to see indeed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a two-day forum here focused on safety issues related to general aviation June 19-20.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted approval of Hawker Beechcraft’s “First Day Motions” as part of the company’s voluntary filing for reorganization under Chapter 11. Approval of these motions enables Hawker Beechcraft to continue to operate in the ordinary course of business during the reorganization process.
The Canadian SkyHawks parachute team, the official skydiving team of the Canadian Forces, will make its first appearance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2012 with performances during the daily afternoon air show. [Read more...]
John and Martha King of King Schools have released a new online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC).
World War II has been the subject of countless books and movies, but few people have had the opportunity to hear what it was truly like from the men who fought in the trenches. On Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, Fantasy of Flight presents part four of its 2012 Legends & Legacies Symposium Series, “D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy.”
The technology on the flight deck and inside the nacelles of modern aircraft continues to evolve so quickly it’s tough to keep up, so the May 22 luncheon of the Wichita Aero Club will feature key figures in those fields to address the latest developments.