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Garmin has introduced the GAD 27, a small, lightweight and solid state integrated controller that provides a solution to many of the typical airframe interfacing needs. With the GAD 27, pilots are provided a consolidated system that would otherwise require multiple adapter modules, which streamlines configuration of experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), company ... Read More!
The latest edition of the FAA’s Instrument Procedures Handbook (FAA-H-8083-16A) is now available from ASA. This new edition supersedes the previous version (FAA-H-8083-16), and contains substantial changes, updates, and reorganization of material that should be reviewed by anyone who flies under instrument flight rules (IFR) or will be flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), ASA ... Read More!
World Fuel Services reports that six new locations have recently signed with the Air Elite Network, expanding the global network to 49 FBOs. The network grew steadily in 2015, adding 12 new members since January. The company noted its goal is to have 150 locations. The latest additions to the Air Elite Network include: Sky ... Read More!
The non-instrument-rated private pilot obtained a computerized weather briefing about nine hours before he departed on a night cross-country flight in a Piper PA28-181. At that time, neither ice nor low visibility conditions were forecast along his intended flight route. He did not obtain any additional weather information before takeoff or while en route. Weather ... Read More!
Smitty Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com must have had a great time at the Texas Antique Aircraft Fly-In in Gainesville, Texas, as he has sent us lots of very cool photos from this show, including this one. He explains: “This is Cindy Ann! I’m not sure what she is, but she’s certainly a looker, complete with headsets ... Read More!
By DAVID NIXON When you find yourself going out of town, you usually ask a neighbor to keep an eye on things around your house. But when you have an airport to run and you are gone for months at a time, who do you ask? A few years ago when Jack and Georgia Hoffman, ... Read More!
For 10 years, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has been operating commercial weightless flights in a specially modified Boeing-727 aircraft, known as G-FORCE ONE. In recognition of the anniversary, everyone who buys seats on the ZERO-G Experience scheduled to fly in 2015 will receive a 20% discount off of the $4,950 retail price. 'We've flown over 500 weightless ... Read More!
In a recently-held ceremony, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) honored Alaska Air Group and three families whose financial gifts allowed the organization to buy airplanes that will be used in Mozambique and Central Asia. The Kennedy Family and Alaska Air Group: Bruce Kennedy, former chairman of Alaska Airlines and an MAF board member, died in a plane crash in 2007. ... Read More!
The TriFan 600 is a 2015 Popular Science 'Best of What's New' Award Winner in the aerospace category. Popular Science annually selects the 100 greatest innovations of the year, each representing a significant step forward in their respective categories. The TriFan 600 and other honorees are celebrated in the magazine's December issue, on newsstands now. ... Read More!
Lycoming Engines reports that two of its Integrated Electronic Engines (iE2) have been installed on Tecnam's P2012 Traveller. test aircraft. Roll-out of this next generation, 11-seat, twin piston engine aircraft is due in February 2016, and its first flight is scheduled for June 2016. Lycoming's iE2 engine, which officials call the company’s flagship technology, is an ... Read More!