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wilco-piper-arrow-ias-naamloos-dsc05945Erik Brouwer from the Netherlands sent in this series of photos of Dutchman Wilco van der Knijff’s 1980 Piper Turbo Arrow. When the pilot bought the plane, it “needed TLC badly,” so he “had it restored and refitted,” according to Brouwer. “Everything in this plane is new - interior, paint, instrument panel, prop and engine. Even the ... Read More!
Off into the wild blue yonder. Will Race 53 take on the Team Ely of Race 55 next season? We'll talk about that next time, on Air Racing From the Cockpit. (Photo by Lisa F. Bentson)Dispatch from my kitchen table: It's a bright clear day. I could be flying. But I'm tired. It's been a long season. Instead, I'm sipping French roast coffee with my feet propped up on a chair, staring out my back door at the distant mesas. My flight journal lies open in my lap and I'm treating ... Read More!
daher-videoTARBES, France - From takeoff in southwestern France to touchdown in the Florida, the experience of ferrying Daher's TBM very fast turboprop aircraft over the North Atlantic Ocean for customer deliveries is highlighted in a new video available on YouTube. With the Americas accounting for nearly 80% of all TBMs ordered, ferry flights of new ... Read More!
citation-mustangTextron Aviation recently completed certification for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) on the Citation Mustang, making a full range of ADS-B options available for all Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft. Retrofit modifications are now available at company-owned service centers. Owners can learn more about next generation air traffic management program initiatives and modernization ... Read More!
flightstar-hangar-10CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Flightstar Corporation has completed its newest facility, Hangar 10, at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport (KCMI). The 31,000-square-foot maintenance hangar will serve as the primary facility of the Flightstar Airline Division. With completion of this new facility, work now shifts to the refurbishment of the attached Hangar 3. This hangar will be primarily used ... Read More!
PORTLAND, Ore. - Gregg Mecham, a Northwest private developer, has begun construction of Mecham Air Center (MAC) at Portland International Airport (PDX). MAC is a 111,000-square-foot facility with 96,000 square feet of executive corporate hangars and 15,000 square feet of office space located directly on the airport’s north runway. The complex adjoins an FBO. MAC is now preleasing with ... Read More!
wx24Version 2.0 of wx24Pilot expands the app to include verifiable weather information from dozens of additional sites within a 150-mile boundary of the direct line of flight and at destinations on single page depictions that can be read in seconds. wx24Pilot provides information from TAFS, METARS, Air/Sigmets and TFRs combined with the boundaries individual pilots ... Read More!
aviation-weather-servicesFAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-45H Aviation Weather Services explains the many U.S. aviation weather products and services available to pilots. This new edition brings the pilot up-to-date on cutting-edge and evolving weather facilities and capabilities for planning a safe and efficient flight, along with descriptions of the traditional weather products available, according to ASA officials. ... Read More!
The student pilot was conducting a solo flight in a Cirrus SR20 at an uncontrolled airport in Fort Collins, Colo. An airport video showed the student attempting to land on a runway about 30 seconds after the departure of a Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter. The student pilot reported that he was aware of the helicopter and ... Read More!
glen-bradley-3Glen Bradley sent in this photo of a 1968 Cessna 150H flying out of Exploits Valley Airstrip, CCP2, in Newfoundland, Canada.
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