ForeFlight Offers New ADS-B In Device »

ForeFlight Offers New ADS-B In Device

ForeFlight is now offering an ADS-B In device that’s compatible with its flight-planning app for $199, the company said this week. The unit, developed in collaboration with uAvionix, is small (about 3 inches by 1 inch and weighing less than an ounce), easy to set up and use, and provides weather and air-to-air traffic data. The product goes on sale next week at EAA AirVenture at the Foreflight exhibit, or via Amazon starting Saturday.

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NTSB To Alaska For Hageland Crash Hearing »

NTSB To Alaska For Hageland Crash Hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will travel to Anchorage, Alaska, for a hearing on the crash of Ravn Connect Flight 3153 in October 2016. Flight 3153 was a Cessna Caravan traveling from Quinhagak to Togiak carrying one passenger and two pilots that impacted rocky terrain near Togiak killing all aboard. This is the first NTSB hearing held outside Washington, D.C., in over 20 years.

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Icon Starts Customer Deliveries »

Icon Starts Customer Deliveries

Icon has started to deliver airplanes to customers and let them “take them home and fly them wherever they want,” the company said in its annual newsletter, issued on Tuesday. The first deliveries, completed in June and July, went to owners in Seattle, Montana and California. To support these A5s out in the field, Icon said it has trained authorized maintainers at the home airports of the delivered aircraft. “We are continuing to grow the third-party partner network to service upcoming deliveries that aren't near factory service centers, currently in Vacaville and Tampa,” Icon said.

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Lycoming Requires Conrod Inspections »

Lycoming issued a Mandatory Service Bulletin on Monday that requires owners and operators of its engines to check them for connecting rods that contain bushings that do not meet Lycoming... More

Garmin Announces New Retrofit Autopilots »

While two other autopilot manufacturers—TruTrak and Trio—have been racing to earn STCs for their experimental autopilots before AirVenture, Garmin introduced not one but two new systems... More

Two Killed In P-51 Crash »

Pilot Vlado Lenoch, 64, of Illinois, and his passenger, Bethany Root, 34, of Kansas, died about 10:30 Sunday morning when the P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” they were flying crashed in Kansas,... More

Super Tanker Grounded By Contract Dispute »

The Global Super Tanker, a converted 747 designed to fight wildfires, has been grounded in California even as fires rage, and its operators say it’s because of “red tape” imposed by... More

Nav Canada Flood Delays Flights »

Nav Canada, the nonprofit corporation responsible for air traffic control in Canada and over the North Atlantic, said Sunday it had restored its automated flight planning system after the main... More

Graves Fights For ATC Privatization »

One of the most influential members of the so-called GA Caucus in Congress recently announced his support for privatization of air traffic control as a vote looms next week on the bill that would... More

Failed MiG-29 Takeoff On Video »

An air force pilot in Belarus may have had some explaining to do after he ejected from his MiG-29 during a fiery failed takeoff attempt. More

Low-Level Chute Deployment Probed »

Authorities in Sonoma, California, are investigating whether the deployment of a Cirrus whole-plane parachute at low level was a factor in the death of the pilot. Pilot Bill Goldman was killed and... More

 

Short Final:

Short Final »

Heard over rural Massachusetts … Cherokee XYZ (tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ five miles northeast of Pittsfield at 3500 feet, requesting fight following to Kilo Oscar Romeo Delta.” … Silence: all on frequency were contemplating the Cherokee, a student pilot at the controls, attempting the impossibly long flight to Chicago and then penetrating the O'Hare airspace … Cherokee XYZ (even more tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ six miles... More

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Skytech Installs New Anti-Skid Braking System from Advent Aircraft Systems, Inc. on a Pilatus PC-12

Skytech, Inc. has recently completed their first installation of the new Advent Aircraft System, Inc. Anti-skid Braking System (eABS) on a Pilatus PC-12 NG.

Aviation & Oil Company Executive Christopher Cooper Rejoins MercFuel as EVP

Christopher Cooper to help lead Mercury Air Group subsidiary as consolidation hits aviation fuel market

Airforms Receives 2nd EASA STC

Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware.