An Air India flight was diverted last week because the crew didn’t raise the landing gear. There were apparently lots of clues that something was terribly wrong but the A320 crew pressed on, climbing to 24,000 feet instead of the normal 35,000 to 37,000 feet and reaching only 230 knots as the plane gobbled huge amounts of fuel to beat the drag of the wheels.
Source: avwebCrew Forgets To Raise Gear
Glenn Brasch of AirportCourtesyCars.com, who volunteered at EAA AirVenture 2017, sent us this photo of a sunset at the world’s largest aviation gathering, which wrapped up Sunday, July 30, after a week of excitement. Here’s looking forward to next year’s show, which is slated for July 23-29, 2018.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comThe sun sets at OSH
Dispatch from M02, Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson Tennessee: What has 26 propellers and 52 tails? A fleet of Ercoupes! This summer marked the 41st annual gathering of the twin-tailed birds of the Ercoupe Owners Club (EOC). Its fly-in convention, which is hosted in a different location each year, touched down this year in central Tennessee west […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comA clan gathering
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the victims were in a Cessna 172, a four-seat, single-engine airplane. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Big Bear City Airport General Manager Dustin Leno said no one saw the plane crash …
Source: bing2 killed, including sheriff’s deputy, in small plane crash near Big Bear
BIG BEAR CITY >> Two people were aboard an airplane that crashed Saturday and was located Sunday in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear, a Federal Aviation Administration official confirmed. Neither an FAA spokesman nor San Bernardino County sheriff …
Source: bingAirplane with 2 aboard crashes near Big Bear, authorities say
Membership Gives Them A $21 Discount Drone pilot courses are now less expensive—if you’re an AOPA member. AOPA members qualify for an exclusive discount on the King Schools Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course.
Source: aero newsAOPA Members Get Discount on King Schools Drone Courses
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe credits general aviation pilots for slowing the momentum of air traffic control privatization in the U.S. House of Representatives—but he said more must be done to prevent a shift that could jeopardize the freedom to fly.
Source: aopaInhofe credits GA pilots for delaying ATC privatization movement
The pilot of a Beech Baron involved in a highly-publicized ditching in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012 has been indicted for insurance fraud. Theodore Wright and two other men Shane Gordon and Raymond Fosdick, have been charged with several counts as part of a larger investigation that also involved an old Citation, an exotic car and a boat.
Source: avwebFraud Alleged In Ditching
Airbus is in the electric airplane business for at least the medium term and the next few years could see the first flight of a BAE 146 regional jet converted to fly on electric power.
Source: avwebAirbus Looks At Electric Future
The first new product since the relocation of experimental aircraft company Lancair International to Texas is the four-place MAKO. First flown on July 18, 2017, the MAKO flew for more than 40 hours before making its public debut at EAA AirVenture 2017 at Oshkosh. According to company officials, the new aircraft “performed admirably, meeting or […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comLancair MAKO introduced at AirVenture 2017