One of the interesting technical stories from this summer’s AirVenture in Oshkosh was that Cessna has completed certification and introduced into the market a diesel cycle 182 aircraft, known as the Turbo Skylane JT-A.
When Twin Commander owners and operators gather with representatives from Twin Commander Aircraft and its authorized service centers and channel partners in Scottsdale, Arizona, next April 25-27, it will mark the 11th time in more than 20 years that the Commander community has come together for what is known as Twin Commander University.
The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Jan. 20. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 10 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. Among the aircraft to be open is a North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner and the museum’s newly refurbished U.S. Navy SH-2F Kaman Seasprite helicopter (pictured below).
Appareo Systems recently released a number of enhancements and new features for the ALERTS flight data monitoring system. With more than a dozen key improvements
Aircraft: Cessna 140. Injuries: None. Location: Winnsboro, S.C. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane allowed his pilot-rated passenger to make a wheel landing. [Read more...]
“I’m seeing a virtuous cycle,” said National Business Aviation Association president Ed Bolen at this year’s NBAA convention in Orlando. He was speaking of The Alliance for Aviation Across America. Ad hoc Washington coalitions are often just “inside baseball” (and manufactured “causes” by corporate front-groups are downright deceptive), but the Alliance’s cumulative results since 2007 are beginning to impress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — What can general aviation expect in the coming year?
That question has aviation-focused personnel in Washington wondering. Uncertainty is not limited to aviation. The grim financial situation of near $17 trillion debt and political debates on what to do about it bring uncertainty to a point where “but what if” is tempering speculation.
A veteran travel writer has embarked on a journey across the U.S. to answer the question: Is it possible to hitchhike around the country on private jets and small planes? The attempt has been registered with Guinness World Records.
The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) now offers the Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship, the newest addition to the foundation’s scholarship program. This scholarship is offered to a college or university student continuing his or her education in the aviation industry.