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.
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: Cirrus SR22. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: This was the first time the private pilot, who had logged about 815 hours, had landed at the accident airport.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) recently dedicated a Cessna Caravan aircraft for service in Haiti.
Revitalizing a dormant general aviation airport doesn’t happen every day, but a surge in oil industry activity in North Dakota has raised that hope in one community — and pilots can help make it happen, according to a report at AOPA.org. It notes that on May 7, the city commission of Killdeer, N.D., may consider a motion to form an airport authority that would preside over possible renewed operations at Weydahl Field (9Y1).
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is looking for nominations for the Air Show Hall of Fame.
High internal resistance in aviation spark plugs is rapidly becoming a concern that many pilots and mechanics are beginning to recognize as a source of rough running engines and chronic magneto related problems. Realizing that a growing number of maintenance facilities and pilot/owners are incorporating a spark plug resistance check as part of their preventive maintenance, Tempest has introduced its AT5K resistance tester.
Microsoft Corp. and Aspen Avionics Inc. have signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Aspe access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT). It is the first agreement forged by Microsoft in the avionics sector.
A Smithsonian exhibition examining African American contributions in aviation will be on display at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore., from May 12 through Aug. 5. Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” examines the contributions of some of the most important African American aviators from the past and present who helped make the dream of careers in flight and space exploration possible. The Black Wings exhibit will be located in the lobby of the Evergreen Theater and will be free to visitors.