Geremy Kornreich sent in this photo, explaining, “Heavy fog shrouds the control tower, and the whole area, at Modesto, California’s KMOD airport on Jan. 30, 2018. The fog, a frequent occurrence during the winter months, finally lifted about 10:30 a.m. Above the ground layer fog, the weather was calm and smooth.” Would you to like […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPicture of the day: A quiet morning
The 14th running of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo vigorously launched the 2018 season of airshows. The show ran Jan. 24-27, 2018, at Sebring Regional Airport (KSEF). The central Florida airport — directly adjacent to the famous Sebring Raceway — hosts the annual event and lucked out with an opening day of gorgeous weather of […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comLet the airshow season begin
In August 2017, AOPA filed three Part 13 complaints with the FAA over egregious fixed-base operator fees at three airports, one of which was Waukegan National Airport just outside Chicago. But following recent improvements, AOPA has withdrawn the complaint against Waukegan, acknowledging the steps taken by the airport to make it more accessible and friendlier to pilots.
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Every extra pound adds one-hundredth of a second to the track time in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series. This can lead to discussions about dessert during team dinners. As the 2018 world championship quest gets underway Feb. 2 and 3 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the American teams are hungry for wins, even if winning means passing on chocolate cake.
Source: aopaRed Bull race pilots pass on dessert
Long-sought seaplane access and a rejection of the idea of giving away the nation’s air traffic control system are among the 2018 legislative priorities of the Colorado Aeronautical Board. A Jan. 22 resolution outlining the priorities also seeks to secure Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for Colorado’s airports.
Source: aopaColorado Aeronautical Board slams ATC giveaway, calls for seaplane access
Geremy Kornreich sent in this photo, noting: “Sept. 13, 2017, was a fine afternoon at the Reno Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) in Nevada. The ramp featured a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and Supermarine Spitfire, with a rain squall and a Hawker Harrier “Jump Jet” in the background. Would you to like have your photo […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPicture of the day: On the Reno ramp
“Oh, I could never build an airplane,” they say. And you know who they are. Almost anyone who ever overheard a homebuilder or an owner engaged in a restoration project could easily qualify. They rule out their participation before they even consider what the actual skills and requirements might be. They assume failure, then reinforce […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comYou think you can’t, but you can
Aviation advocates in Maryland are resuming their efforts to pass a sales tax exemption for aircraft parts and components, a measure that could save aircraft operators big dollars on maintenance bills and put the state’s aviation-services sector on a competitive footing with states up and down the east coast.
Source: aopaPush for sales tax exemption resumes in Maryland
After eight years of hosting a traditional fly-in to celebrate the women who fly conventional gear aircraft, the founder of Ladies Love Taildraggers has decided to try something new.
Source: aopaLadies Love Taildraggers to host fall flying tour