Whelen 'Make the bright decision
Volume 29, Number 28c, July 13, 2022
'Tree Strikes' From Above Threaten Aircraft Battling Yosemite Wildfires
Most pilots are well aware of the hazards of hitting trees, but last weekend several firefighting aircrews reported that they narrowly missed being struck by large branches at altitude. Britt Coulson of British Columbia, Canada-based Coulson Aviation told the San[…]   Read this article
Van's Fuels RV-15 Fever With A Fresh Video Release
Van’s Aircraft’s developmental RV-15 is getting a lot of interest these days, and a new video promising an “invisible feature” hit the internet today. With pre-AirVenture speculation running high, one of the biggest anticipated stories is the first public appearance[…]   Read this article
Lightspeed 'Dreams ebook
uAvionix Partners With French Software Firm On UAS Autopilot Technology
From its locations in Montana and Virginia, uAvionix announced today (July 12) it has partnered with French software developer Hionos to successfully integrate the latter’s DO-178C-compliant Pulsar autopilot software to uAvionix’s George G2 and G3 autopilots. The DO-178C standard is[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Visit us at AirVenture!
EAA Inaugurates New Education Center, Fully Funded By Capital Campaign
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) cut the ribbon today on its new Education Center at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Formerly known as Project 21, the center is located within a new, two-story, 30,000-square-foot addition to the EAA Museum, adjacent[…] Read this article

IFR 'The only magazine for pilots who understand...
New Tracking Protects Firefighting Operations From Illicit Drone Operators
With the wildfire season in full swing, the FBI has new assets in place in California for detecting, identifying and “neutralizing” drones that are illegally operated in firefighting zones. The bureau is working with the Los Angeles County Fire Department[…] Read this article

Short Final: Oshkosh-Bound Extreme Maneuvers
Back in the early 1980s when they had one of the best flight-training programs in the nation, I was working on the admissions staff of Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire. I somehow convinced the administration that we should[…] Read this article