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  • Hurricane Irma can’t stop SUN ’n FUN
    As the thousands of visitors walked around the SUN ’n FUN grounds this year, it must have been hard for them to imagine the devastation that Hurricane Irma brought to the airport just eight months ago. The hurricane roared through Lakeland on Sept. 10, 2017, with sustained winds of 100 mph and gusts over 120 […]

  • Coming soon to FIS–B: Lightning, turbulence, icing and more
    By JOHN CROFT, FAA NextGen Outreach Writer/Editor Pilots will soon have access to new weather data in their cockpits over the 978 megahertz (MHz) Universal Access Transceiver link. In June, the FAA will begin broadcasting six new weather products: Lightning strikes, turbulence, icing forecasts, cloud tops, graphical Airmen’s Meteorological Information (AIRMET) and Center Weather Advisories. The […]

  • Hall wins Red Bull Air Race premiere in France
    CANNES, France – Australia’s Matt Hall won the premiere of the Red Bull Air Race in France, held the weekend of April 21-22, 2018. Looking for a return to the form that has twice made him runner-up in the World Championship, Hall flew first in the Final 4, clocking 57.692. The time held up when […]

  • Berry Aviation expands at KHYI
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – Berry Aviation recently broke ground on a $2.7 million, 31,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters at San Marcos Regional Airport. “This is a monumental day for Berry Aviation and San Marcos as we build a world-class facility that will open the door to new opportunities,” Sonny Berry, founder of Berry Aviation, explained. […]

  • Private-Airplane Passenger Safety: What You Need to Know
    Traveling by general aviation airplanes can be a wonderful and enjoyable experience that provides a convenient means of personal transportation. But before jumping into a private plane, it’s important to understand whether the intended flight will be safe before takeoff. Many private-airplane passengers have no idea whether their pilot is about to conduct a safe […]

  • Pilot crashes his recently purchased 150
    The pilot was relocating the recently-purchased Cessna 150J, departing on the three-hour flight with full fuel tanks, which provided an endurance of about five hours. During the descent to the airport in Bixby, Oklahoma, he advanced the mixture control to full rich, applied carburetor heat, and began to retard the throttle. The engine then suddenly […]

  • Picture of the day: 13,000′ and still climbing
    CFI Matt Beyer took this photo of Pikes Peak in Colorado while doing mountain flying training with Geremy Kornreich in October, 2017. “The Cessna 182Q is well below the mountain’s summit of 14,114 above sea level,” reports Kornreich. “The famous Pikes Peak Highway is clearly visible to the right.” Would you like to have your […]

  • How do you recommend getting started learning to fly?
    “I thought your platform would help me figure out how introduce the following idea to my husband,” began the email that appeared in my email box on April 15. “I’m just beginning in my quest to find flying lessons to give to him as a gift. He’s a semi-retired software engineer (I’ve got to tell you, the […]

  • Dominican Republic now accepts electronic flight plans
    The Dominican Republic and FltPlan.com signed a formal agreement at SUN ‘n FUN for the Dominican Republic to become the first country in the Caribbean to accept electronic flight plans. Previously, outside the U.S and Canada, web-based flight plans only worked for flights from the Bahamas to the U.S. Industry spokesmen said the expectation is that […]

  • Goulian takes home SUN ‘n FUN’s Flight Path of Fame Award
    Airshow star and Red Bull Air Race pilot Michael Goulian was presented SUN ‘n FUN’s 2018 Path of Fame Award during this year’s fly-in. SUN ‘n FUN President and CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts explained that this prestigious award is only given to those who volunteer their efforts to generate interest and funds to create a […]

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