AOPA and five other general aviation groups sent a letter asking Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao to reopen the FAA aircraft registry, which is closed because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.
From parachutists and glider pilots to executives and entrepreneurs, aviation recognized the best of the best at the fifteenth annual Living Legends of Aviation awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 19. Actor and pilot John Travolta hosted the black-tie event at the Beverly Hilton hotel, which is a fundraiser for the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy.
Source: aopaAviation honors its own at Legends gala
At 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 20, the federal government officially shut down. And while a number of key Republican and Democratic leaders have expressed optimism about being close to a deal, there’s no telling when it will actually happen.
Source: aopaWhat the government shutdown means for GA
You are heading out to preflight your trainer for a local flight lesson when you look up and notice a single-engine airplane high above the airport, descending in a circular pattern. Is it in distress? Is the pilot practicing some advanced maneuver?
Source: aopaTraining Tip: Fuel for thought
The FAA has issued a flight advisory to make pilots aware of airspace restrictions and other temporary procedure modifications that will be in effect when President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union message before Congress on Jan. 30.
Bell staked a claim as the first helicopter maker to exhibit at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, and joined a growing list of manned aircraft manufacturers working to make pilots optional.
Source: aopaMajor aircraft makers going drone
A Facebook group started in 2012 by pilots in the Pacific Northwest has grown to more than 11,000 aviators across the country, using social media as a tool to bring pilots together to enjoy aviation in one another’s company.
Source: aopaFlying together
Engineered Propulsion Systems has worked quietly toward certification of an eight-cylinder aviation diesel engine since announcing the clean-sheet design was “frozen” in 2016. While the timeline slipped, the Wisconsin company now expects to have certification requirements complete by the end of 2018.
Source: aopaProgress on diesel engine reported
Powered by the sun and driven by a dream of demonstrating the potential of alternative energy, Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg spent days and nights on end in the cockpit, and years realizing their dream. The story of their epic voyage has been condensed into two hours in an upcoming documentary on public television.
Source: aopaSolar Impulse heads to television