General aviation advocates are hailing the passage of new legislation that will benefit not only aviation businesses in Florida, but general aviation aircraft owners. Language in a new economic development bill includes sales-tax exemptions for repairs and equipment on aircraft that weigh 2,000 pounds or more. The previous exemption was for aircraft that weighed 15,000 pounds.
Gulf Coast Avionics Corp. has added two new product offerings to its inventory: Emergency Locator Transmitters from Ameri-King and the iFly720 GPS.
Hilton Software has introduced new Passive RADAR Altimeter technology for the iPad and iPhone. The Passive RADAR Altimeter displays terrain elevation and the aircraft’s approximate AGL; [Read more...]
Curtis Superior Valve Co. has received FAA TSO-C76a approval for five new flush mounted fuel valves.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Mich., is hosting Women in Aerospace Day on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This March 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: Cessna 152. Injuries: None. Location: Hearne, Texas. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot, who was at the end of a solo cross-country flight, was attempting to land with a right quartering tailwind.
The weekend wasn’t kind to the TICO Warbird Airshow. Showery weather plagued Florida’s east coast. Some complained online that warbird flying was thinner this year and a promised act didn’t appear. But for the dyed-in-wool military aviation aficionado, this was still a pure play.
Any time of year, the Valiant Air Command (VAC) offers its wares at its Space Coast Regional Airport Museum in Titusville. It’s a destination for any enthusiast, with the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center nearby. But for one weekend each March, it’s World War II and Cold War aircraft on the taxiways and in the air.