AOPA Offers Midair Safety Seminars »

AOPA Offers Midair Safety Seminars

Pilots may think that talking to ATC or using ADS-B protects them from mid-air collisions, but mistakes still can happen, and they can be fatal. AOPA’s Air Safety Institute is taking on the mid-air threat in a big way, offering in-person seminars at 48 sites across the U.S. this year. “What we hope pilots take away from this seminar is that even if you are doing everything right, you can find yourself in a situation where you are closer in proximity to other airplanes than you realize,” said Richard McSpadden, executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute.

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Scholarships Available For Aviation Careers »

Scholarships Available For Aviation Careers

Students of all ages who are working toward a career in aviation can find scholarships available from a wide range of sources. GAMA said last week it is now accepting applications from high school students for its Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award, named for the organization’s founder. The $2,000 award will go to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into an aviation degree program.

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Virgin Galactic Back In The Air »

Virgin Galactic Back In The Air

Virgin Galactic is ramping up its test-flight program in Mojave, with a goal to bring tourists to space later this year. Late last week, VSS Unity, the passenger-carrying part of Virgin’s space vehicle, completed its seventh glide flight, after a break of several months. During that downtime, Virgin’s engineers worked on testing and analysis, and made some small modifications to the vehicle, to ensure its “readiness for the higher loads and forces of powered test flight,” according to the company blog.

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ELT Manufacturer Offers Ameri-King Solution »

In 2016, the FAA terminated its certification of certain ELTs manufactured by Ameri-King, and this week, Orolia announced it has developed a new version of its Integra model that has been specially... More

NTSB Cites ‘Adverse Feedback Loops’ In Bell Crash »

The NTSB issued its final report on Tuesday following its investigation of the Bell 525 crash in July 2016 that killed two pilots during a test flight in Texas. The board cited a “severe... More

Not Your Average Paper Airplane »

Anyone can make a paper airplane in just a few seconds, but the meticulous paper model of a Boeing 777-300ER built by designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart took thousands of hours over nearly 10 years. "I... More

Discovery XL-2 Gets An Upgrade »

Discovery Aviation has started production of a new version of the XL-2, a two-seat trainer first FAA-certified in 2004, the company announced last week. The IFR-certified XL-2 features a Garmin... More

Bob Hoover Academy Adds Full-Motion Simulator »

The Bob Hoover Academy, an aviation-themed nonprofit youth outreach program based in Austin, Texas, has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations to add a full-motion flight simulator to the... More

Body Closes Honolulu Runway »

Not long after a false missile strike alarm rocked Hawaii on Saturday, pilots and controllers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at Honolulu had to deal with the closure of one of the main... More

Hypersonic Hypotheses Getting Real »

The largely hypothetical hypersonic aircraft race appears to have become a lot more real at an academic forum in Florida last week. Boeing showed off a model of what it thinks a Mach 5 aircraft... More

Third Landing Mixup At SFO »

An Aeromexico Boeing 737 lined up for the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport last week in the third landing miscue at SFO in six months. More

 

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Dynon Skyview HDX Glass: An Update

Dynon Skyview HDX Glass: An Update »

At Oshkosh 2017, Dynon promised its top-of-the-line glass panel suite, the Skyview HDX, would be STC'd for certified aircraft by the end of the year. It missed the goal, so we called to see what's going on. The news was positive. More

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Need Hangar Tools? Snap-On Comes At A Premium

Need Hangar Tools? Snap-On Comes At A Premium »

The first step in wrenching your own aircraft is buying the right tools. You'll pay a hefty premium for the Snap-On brand, but they remain the shop gold standard. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

It was one of those days where the winds were very gusty, and the pattern was just a mess at ILG (Wilmington, DE). It's a training site for controllers and downwinds were being extended by miles, clearances were changing, and everything was just a bit messy. Combined with the gusts, it wasn't a fun day … My goal was landing practice since I was new to the plane. After three unimpressive efforts I threw in the towel.I cleared the runway and the following exchange took place … Tower:... More

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Kansas State Polytechnic offering aircraft certification courses for industry professionals?

Kansas State offering a course on certifying aircraft and components.

Jet Logistics Adds Pacific/Hawaii to FAA Global Op-Specs Authorization

Fixed-wing operator, and leading air medical vendor, Jet Logistics Inc. announced it has successfully completed all FAA training and testing to receive authorization to conduct operations in the Pacific Ocean and surrounding areas. This immediately expands the company's service range for air medical/ambulance clients thru-out the Pacific region, including but not limited to the Hawaiian Islands.

COMPLETED INSTALLATION OF FAA APPROVED PILATUS PC12 BASED FLIGHT SIMULATOR

one-G simulation's recent installation of the new FAA approved Pilatus PC12 based flight simulator, the Swiss 12, was a commissioned project design-built from proof of concept all the way to a model specific AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device).