The airplane, part of the Super… Regional airlines say the FAA is vastly understating the cost of a proposed AD that will require them to replace 10,482 passenger seats… Given the sorry mechanical state of the general aviation fleet, the cost-value …
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Following the 2011 Budget Control Act, better known as the bill requiring “sequestration,” the U.S. Air Force put eight of its newly upgraded C-5M Galaxy strategic airlifters into backup aircraft inventory–a highly ready but non-flying status–in order to keep operational costs under control, but Lt. Gen. Jerry D. Harris, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, told Congress earlier this week that the force wants to reactivate them.
Source: avwebAir Force Hopes to Return Galaxies to Service
The newest version of ForeFlight’s electronic flight bag software will include advanced fuel and performance planning tools for an additional $100 per year ($200 per year over the basic subscription price). Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight co-founder and CEO: “The new performance product that we’re launching delivers high performance flight planning for high performance airplanes.”
Source: avwebForeFlight Adds High Performance Flight Planning
At the time of its introduction, Beech craft claimed that the King Air 200 was the most extensively tested general aviation aircraft ever and produced photographs showing a number of airframes in test rigs undergoing more rigorous “flying conditions …
Source: bingBeech Craft Super King Air Fleet Surpasses 60-Million Flight Hours
Here’s a list of fun islands to visit along the Gulf Coast. But before you relax with your margarita, be alert for crowded skies and special-use airspace. An IFR flight plan or VFR flight following is highly recommended when flying the Gulf Coast.
Source: aopaIsland Flying Adventures: Gulf Coast islands
In 1988 a Piper PA-32-300 single-engine airplane overloaded with fishing cargo was attempting a landing at an Alaska airport when it stalled a few feet above the runway and dropped to the ground.
Source: aopaAlaska program restores aircraft, builds futures
Erik Brouwer of The Netherlands sent in these photos, taken at Florida’s own Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base, which, he notes, “is a popular hot spot for pilots all over the world to spend some time during the winter season. The J-3 Cub is great for alligator spotting!”
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comJack Brown’s is world–renowned
After receiving my pilot’s license in 2015, my instructor told me that my first 150 hours of flight would be my safest hours. At the time, I didn’t quite understand the logic behind the comment. How could I be at my safest as an inexperienced pilot with few hours? I think most people would argue […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comThe 150-hour rule
Expanding drone battery life is often seen as the Holy Grail of UAS. For one mega-corporation known best for its calculators, a pair of new circuit designs may just add up to more flight time and subtract from power limitations. Texas Instruments recently released two circuit-based subsystem reference designs it says will allow drone manufacturers […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsTexas Instruments Calculates Enhanced Drone Battery Life
Knots 2U, Ltd has acquired Aircraft Door Seals of Denton, Texas. Aircraft Door Seals manufactures and markets door seals and glare shields for general aviation aircraft. Founded in 2003, Aircraft Doors Seals sought a solution to drafty aircraft cabins by …
Source: bingKnots 2U buys Aircraft Door Seals