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  • Picture of the day: A new Breezy
    Donald Tevis sent in this photo for Picture of the Day, noting: “My newly purchased Breezy waiting for me to pick it up.” He added the Breezing has a Lycoming O-290 engine and Stinson 10A wings. Would you to like have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via the […]

  • David Morrell: Author, adventurer, aviator
    At 74, Canadian David Morrell has a shelf of literary awards to go along with his 30-plus novels. Creator of the American icon Rambo, Morrell is well-known in publishing as a man who prefers intense first-hand research over library-based research. “In 2006, I started to write a novel, ‘The Shimmer,’ about the mysterious Marfa lights […]

  • Retrofit avionics sales surge more than 20% in 2017
    Total year-end avionics sales exceeded $2.3 billion in 2017, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association’s 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report. That’s a 2.9% increase in sales compared to the previous year as reported by the participating companies in 2016. The increase reverses two straight years of declining sales and was the first year-over-year increase in […]

  • Migratory Bird Fly-In and Photo Shoot returns to 9I0
    By WENDY MARTIN Have wings, will travel. The birds will definitely be on the move, and the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and Havana Regional Airport (9I0) in Illinois are hoping pilots interested in a unique fly-in opportunity will be on the move too. On Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, Havana will have its second annual Migratory […]

  • FlyQ v3 adds augmented reality, data recording and more
    SEATTLE – Version 3.0 of the FlyQ EFB from Seattle Avionics is now available. V3.0 adds augmented reality (AR), full iPhone compatibility, a flight data recorder with integrated playback and export capabilities (Cloud Ahoy, Google Earth, etc.), and helicopter charts. Regional support has been extended with airport diagrams, approach plates, SIDs, and STARs for Mexico, the […]

  • STC granted for new prop on Cessna T303 Crusader
    MT-Propeller has received an FAA STC for its next generation four-blade scimitar composite propeller on the Cessna T303 Crusader powered by TCM (L)TSIO-520-AE engines. The installation is already STC’d by EASA. According to MT-Propeller President Gerd Muehlbauer, the installation features: Approximately 18 pounds less weight than the original propeller; 10% shorter takeoff distance over 50 foot […]

  • First solo ends badly
    The student pilot was performing his third stop and go landing during his first solo flight. He reported that during the landing flare he heard the stall warning horn, and he bounced the landing while traveling at a ground speed of approximately 45 knots. The student pilot remarked he was not able to control the […]

  • Picture of the day: Yak attack
    Picture of the Day goes international today, with Etienne Verhellen’s photograph of a Yak-52 in Belgium at Cerfontaine Airfield (EBCF) Gravity Park. Would you to like have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via the form below today’s picture or send it to Janice@GAN.aero with Picture of the Day […]

  • Experiencing virtual flight
    BY TED LUEBBERS Recently, 15 members of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 based at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Leesburg, Florida, experienced the sensations of virtual flight through the use of aircraft simulators at the SIMCOM Aviation Training Center in Orlando, Florida. The chapter’s program director, Paul Adrien, arranged the Jan. 27, 2018, visit to […]

  • Video: A sandy STOL competition
    A Short Take Off & Landing (STOL) competition on sand is set to take place in Belgium in the summer. The VintageAirRally International STOL Competition will take place June 14-17, 2018, on the beach of the spa town of Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Pilots will engage in precision landing and takeoff maneuvers with the shortest distance the […]

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