PilotMall.com recently acquired AvShop, the original online aviation enthusiast and pilot supply shop. PilotMall.com has taken over operations and now carries AvShop’s most popular and unique inventory in addition to PilotMall.com products available through its online store and two retail locations.
We recently asked pilots on our Facebook page to share the story of their first solos. Here’s Bill Lyon’s story: I soloed at 7 or 8 hours instruction, from a then grass and gravel strip at Farmville Virginia, 68 years ago. My instructor, one Jesse Edwards, was substantially overweight; I was a 120 pound stripling. The aircraft was a 65 hp Piper Cub.
Sporty’s is featuring a sleigh full of gifts for the pilot on your holiday list. Know a pilot who uses an iPad? Give that pilot a Pilot’s iPad Cleaning Cloth that is also imprinted with aviation information ($4.95) or the iPad Stylus/Pen ($9.95).
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FuelerLinx has released its new mobile app for the iPhone and iPad, making the same fuel buying capability available to both pilots on the road and scheduler/dispatchers in the hangar.
Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport.
Patrick Henry, a man who knew a thing or two about standing up when the chips were down, famously spoke the words, “United we stand, divided we fall.” He made that critical point in his last public speech, in 1799. Keep that in mind for a moment. I’ll come back to it shortly.
That quote came to mind earlier this week when I received an e-mail from a General Aviation News reader who took me to task for using the term “steam gauges” in reference to round, analog gauges that are still mounted in the panels of many thousands of aircraft. He took the term as a slight, which was certainly not my intent. In fact, I am an official, old guy. I like round faces with clearly visible indicators mounted in their center. Steam gauges forever, I say! [Read more...]