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Smitty Smith of FunPlacesToFly.com, recently put together a video on the unexpected effect of using a GoPro Hero 5 with image stabilization. “In this flight video, we used new GoPro Hero 5 Action Cameras with image stabilization to see how well they work,” he said. “We discovered a new effect where the cameras track the horizon ... Read More!
LAKELAND, Florida - Transition to the Sky is a new program offered at the Aerospace Center for Excellence on the SUN ‘n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport that is designed to prepare people with special needs and their families for future air travel. Participants learn what it is like to experience steps associated with ... Read More!
Brad Wursten Airshows will perform at the 54th National Championship Air Races this Sept. 13t-17 in his MXS-R aerobatic aircraft by MX aircraft. 'Brad Wursten brings power and performance to each airshow,' Mike Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association said. 'We are very excited for our fans to be able to ... Read More!
Aireon and the FAA recently completed a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit. The flight took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, utilizing the FAA’s specially equipped “flying laboratory” Bombardier jet ... Read More!
American Environmental Aviation (AEAV)has been tapped by Atlantic Aviation to build its new fuel farm at Louisville International Airport (KSDF). The project will include the construction of a new 180,000-gallon JetA fuel farm on a portion of Atlantic's expanded leasehold. Avgas and MoGas will also be stored at the new farm. Under the terms of the contract, AEAV ... Read More!
Loss of Control NTSB Accident ReportThe Midget Mustang hit the runway in Longmont, Colorado, during takeoff after it prematurely lifted off and cartwheeled to a stop facing in the opposite direction. The pilot said he knew the airplane was not at flying speed when it lifted off, so he moved the control stick forward to return it to the runway surface, but the ... Read More!
Kyle Zimmerman sent in this photo, noting: “C-172 looking towards the crazy mountains near Billings, Montana.”
During a bright sunny day at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN, the people sheltered in the shade of the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) tent on Taxiway Echo all knew who owned the brightly-colored Seabee parked nearby. Built in 1947, the Republic Seabee RC-3 (N713ET), is a four-place amphibious aircraft. A plush toy from the movie ... Read More!
From my Feb. 23 column 'Fuels: What to expect in 2017,' I received a number of responses, both positive and negative. I appreciate readers taking time to write back, even if they disagree with what I wrote. The two areas I would like to address are the belief that all 100 lean rating fuels are ... Read More!
For its first year at SUN 'n FUN, Swiss watchmaker Alpina made a big splash. The new official timekeeper of the fly-in, Alpina also is a sponsor of airshow star Michael Goulian. The company also exhibited at SUN 'n FUN for the first time, displaying a variety of watches in its exhibit on the Warbird ... Read More!
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