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  • Picture of the day: Frozen
    Krzysztof Sokalski from the United Kingdom sent in this photo of frozen Lake Peipsi in Estonia, as seen from a Cessna 172. “By far the longest trip I’ve ever taken,” he reports. “I flew from Poland to Finland over Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the Baltic Sea. The trip was conducted as part of a project […]

  • The importance of a good couch
    In the back of my hangar sits the skeleton of a 1949 Piper PA-16 Clipper. It hasn’t flown in many years. That’s kind of sad. Hopefully, somebody will take on the task of restoring it to its former glory one day and it will become airborne again. I can only hope. In front of the […]

  • Momentum Aeronautics celebrates anniversary with gift to aviation youth program
    LAKE ELMO, Minn. — Momentum Aeronautics, a provider of aircraft engineering and FAA certification services, celebrated its two-year anniversary with a $1,000 donation to the Youth Initiative Aviation Academy (YIAA) in St. Paul, Minn. “The YIAA provides mentorship and educational opportunities to youth from the most challenged parts of our society,” said Kyle Taylor, Chief […]

  • Western Aircraft joins Blackhawk authorized dealer network
    Western Aircraft has joined the global network of authorized dealers for Blackhawk Modifications. Located in Boise, Idaho, Western Aircraft is an FAA authorized service center, certified aircraft repair station, and worldwide distributor of parts and avionics for many of the world’s top aircraft manufacturers and OEMs such as Cessna Aircraft, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell […]

  • VFR Training Goggles keep student pilots looking outside the airplane
    Now available are Sporty’s VFR Training Goggles, which were designed by a Sporty’s Academy flight instructor to get the student’s eyes off the gauges and outside the airplane. While wearing VFR Training Goggles, the view of the panel is blocked, forcing the student to look outside the airplane. “There comes a point in flight training when students […]

  • Gardner Lowe Aviation Services launches online store for aircraft parts, avionics and pilot supplies
    MACON, Georgia – Gardner Lowe Aviation Services has launched its new online store, which features aircraft parts, avionics and pilot supplies. A key feature of the new store is its broad search capability allowing customers to quickly locate and purchase the latest in avionics and pilot supplies from top manufacturers, according to company officials. Additional […]

  • Embry-Riddle offers free online Drone Operation Course
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will offer a free, two-week open online course on drone operation, called Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users. The course runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4,  2018. University officials note that it covers everything new users need to know to safely operate personal drones. “We have had consistently […]

  • Ash-spreading ceremony goes awry
    The pilot was participating in an ash spreading ceremony and planned to do a low pass over the runway at the airport in Reidsville, N.C. As the Aeronca 7BCM approached 50 feet above ground level and 70 knots, the pilot reported that the bag containing the ashes began to break and he “momentarily” let go […]

  • Picture of the Day: First flight, finally
    Gordon Lester sent in this photo, taken by Savannah Blackmar, explaining: “My 172 with my daughter’s grandfather-in-Law, Jim Bragdon, on June 30, 2017, at Aransas County Airport (KRKP) in Rockport, Texas. This was Jim’s first flight in a general aviation aircraft.” Gordon Lester sent in this photo, taken by Savannah Blackmar, explaining: “My 172 with […]

  • Pilots deliver good cheer to Michigan foster kids
    The first weekend of December is marked on many pilots’ calendars every year in Michigan. That’s when Operation Good Cheer takes off. General aviation pilots join hundreds of other volunteers to ensure that children in foster care have a merry Christmas. This year, Operation Good Cheer delivered at least three gifts to 6,453 children — […]

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