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  • Pilot’s attempt to return to airport goes awry
    Pilot Error NTSB Accident ReportAccording to the pilot, shortly after takeoff he noticed that there was no movement on the header tank fuel float gauge in the Ercoupe 415-C. He went on to say that the fuel float gauge then started to move “down quickly,” and since he still had the airport at Fairmont, West Virginia, in sight, he […]

  • Ready to race
    Lukas Pritchard sent us this photo of an L-39 from the 2016 Reno Air Races, just as the aviation world is gearing up for this year’s races, slated for Sept. 13-17, 2017.

  • On fathers and sons and being afraid
    True story: I’m afraid of heights. But I’ve got a sense of humor about it. This is probably best illustrated by a visit to the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center I enjoyed a few years ago. The ground floor exhibits really caught my attention. On the second level, I enjoyed the view. By the time I got […]

  • Aviation has $44 billion economic impact in Oklahoma
    A new study shows that aviation and aerospace are now the second largest economic engine in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Aviation & Aerospace Economic Impact Study shows that airports, off-airport aviation and aerospace businesses, and military aviation produce almost $44 billion in annual economic activity in Oklahoma.Altogether, aviation and aerospace businesses support 206,000 jobs and an $11.7 […]

  • Airplane shipments show mixed results
    The latest report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) shows mixed results — with some bright spots — for general aviation airplane shipments and billings. The report shows that the general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. “Results for the second quarter of […]

  • New edition of Aviation Mechanic Handbook released
    ASA has released the seventh edition of the Aviation Mechanic Handbook. The updated version reflects current procedures, and adds information on welding, turbine engines, and troubleshooting, according to ASA officials.  The Aviation Mechanic Handbook is a toolbox-size book. Company officials note that this standard reference for the industry is based on the long-in-print original by Dale Crane. Excerpted […]

  • Raisbeck Engineering expands dealer network
    Yingling Aviation has joined Raisbeck Engineering’s global network of authorized dealers. Yingling was established in 1946 and specializes in a broad range of piston and turboprop aircraft, including the Beechcraft King Air. “We are excited to have an organization with their level of expertise join our dealer network,” said Lynn Thomas, vice president of sales […]

  • Sporty’s Drone Study Buddy App now available for Android
    Sporty’s latest Study Buddy App is now available for Android devices. “This app makes it easier to prepare for the written as we supply practice tests in addition to a wealth of content and an array of ways to access the content for remote pilots,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. The Remote Pilot Study […]

  • Pilot’s excessive speed on landing bends Cessna 206
    Pilot Error NTSB Accident ReportThe pilot was conducting a skydiver jump run. Before letting the skydivers out of the Cessna 206, the radio squelch interrupter failed, causing a constant static noise. After letting the skydivers out over the airport in Titusville, Florida, the pilot set up the descent based on the winds acquired for the previous landing on Runway […]

  • Forest fire
    Len Homeniuk sent us this photo of a forest fire north of Fresno, California, he captured at 10,500 feet on Aug. 8, 2017.

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