Flight Guide iEFB v.5.0, which features ADS-B in-flight weather, is now available.
NORTH POLE – The FAA has announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight. Santa One will be faster, quieter and more efficient this year with the help of NextGen technologies, FAA officials said.
As Christmas approaches, we wondered what fuel Santa Claus will be using this year? With the average price of avgas having risen from $1.81 in December 2008 to nearly $6 in December 2012, the nice folks up on the North Pole must be thinking about alternatives, just as many pilots are these days.
The image here from a Christmas card in 1909 hints, though, why Santa is smiling. He is flying what appears to be a Curtiss pusher, whose powerplant was typically a 20-hp Curtiss E-4 water-cooled engine that ran on < 64 octane gasoline, since that’s all there was over a century ago.
Are you ready for winter? Is your plane? AVweb recently published a primer on the importance of preparing your plane for winter. It’s complete with detailed instructions for Lycoming and Continental engines. Check it out here.
The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities Dec. 26-30. Daily activities include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open [Read more...]
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Air Zoo is offering Holiday Rocket Clinics filled with hands-on science experiences for kids on Dec. 27, Dec. 28, Jan. 3 and Jan. 4.
Legacy Aviation Services has nearly doubled its maintenance and modification shop space to 22,000 square feet at its C.E. Page Airport facility outside Oklahoma City.
Digital Aviation has released the Radio Navigation Simulator ‘Student’ edition-Instrument Navigation Trainer for Pilots, for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, which includes instrument panels suited to the requirements of student pilots at the beginning of their IFR training.