Basically, all airplanes create a wake behind them … By the time the FAA allowed general aviation to resume, I had lost my confidence. I couldn’t solo again at that point. I had to step back and fly again with an instructor. Life throws us curveballs.
Source: bingWhat Flying Airplanes Taught Me About FIRE
IBM has announced its been granted a patent for transferring packages between drones during flight. The invention described in US Patent No. 9,561,852: In flight transfer of packages between aerial drones helps to extend the range of drones that are delivering packages from a warehouse to a customer’s home. IBM inventors developed this patented system […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsIBM Granted Patent for Package Transfer Between Drones
Taking your new Mavic Pro out of the box and flying it for the first time can be as daunting as it is exciting, especially if you’re not an experienced drone pilot. Here are a few tips to guide you through flying your Mavic for the first time. If you haven’t already, the first thing […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsFlying Your DJI Mavic for the First Time
This year, the ARC counts several aviation celebrities among the racers: U.S. national aerobatics champion Debby Rihn-Harvey and Ariel Tweto, star of the Discovery channel show “Flying Wild Alaska.” The oldest race of its kind in the nation, the Air …
Source: bing118 women pilots set to compete in air race
Holed up in the Dayton hotel suite were two engineers who had transformed Boeing from a pre-war minor player to a wartime and post-war behemoth in military aviation … them in flight. General Carlton Everhart, commander of Air Mobility Command that …
Source: bingThe Air Force Plans to Fly 100-Year-Old Planes
Rafael Cortes sent in this photo, explaining: “A group of Light-Sport friends flying together around Puerto Rico. This picture was taken at Ponce’s Airport.”
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlying friends
A Cessna 162 Skycatcher appeared to be slowly floating right to left across my windscreen directly in front of me, half a wingspan above me, about 40 feet away. Tower had just vectored me into the Skycatcher’s path by amending one instruction with another to proceed “direct to the numbers” of Runway 34L. I banked […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPilots school ATC trainees
About 60 miles south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, almost hidden by the beautiful Hatteras Island scenery of maritime forest, barren dunes, and seemingly endless beaches, is a small gem of an airport named after an aviation legend. Built in the 1960’s by the North Carolina Department of Aviation, and operated by the National Park Service, theBilly Mitchell Airport, in the Village of Frisco, North Carolina, sits just off the two-lane “Beach Road” (Hwy 12) that stretches along the 70 some miles of the Cape Hatteras National Sea Shore. It was just off this Hatteras coast where General Billy Mitchell conducted historic tests in 1923 to demonstrate the effectiveness of aerial bombardment of seagoing vessels.(Photo above – end of the runway, taken from the dunes)
The 3000’ X 75’ runway is just yards away from the dunes separating the airstrip from the beach and ocean. The airport is unattended, and without lights, fuel, or running water, but very well maintained. It is open during daylight hours only. It serves private pilots as well as emergency, military (*see photo below), and medevac aircraft. A local flying service provides aerial tours of the island, plus the airport is close to the vacation amenities of Hatteras Island such as fishing, charters, camping, motels, restaurants, vacation rental homes, and the beaches.(Photo on the left – the airport "terminal").
Photo below: A V-22 Osprey practices touch and go landings at Billy Mitchell Airport on 04/26/2017
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Source: aviation trailBilly Mitchell Airport
The low-cost in January leased a Q400 from Abu Dhabi Aviation to replace one of the older versions of the aircraft in its fleet and stabilise … IFC’s director-general, said in a statement. “The demand for high-performance turboprops, such as the …
Source: bingJambojet enters aircraft lease agreement with Moscow-based firm
China conducted successful glide test of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft AG600. This was reported by Sina referring to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. First AG600 flight over land is to take place in May, second one over water is …
Source: bingChina successfully tested biggest amphibious aircraft in the world