Today's Aviation News Summary -
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A summary of today's Aviation News from multiple sources.
The Latest Aviation News From Google RSS Feed:
Calif. officials educated on proposed park overflights regAOPA PilotKey members of the California legislature received visits from AOPA Western Pacific Regional Manager John Pfeifer last week to discuss a state Department of Parks and Recreation proposal to regulate overflight of parks. The Department of Parks and ...
EAA to host tri-motor at Gainesville airport May 12-14Access North GeorgiaGAINESVILLE - The Gainesville chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will co-host a visit to town on May 12-14 by the national EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor. The vintage aircraft is touring the country and offering the public a chance to ...
Shandong Airlines orders 50 737sAirline fleet ManagementThe Chinese airline plans to expand its capacity to meet growing demand in China and Northeast Asia, currently one of the most dynamic markets for commercial aircraft. Boeing says the order will be posted to their orders and deliveries website once all ... and more »
Azul to announce widebody orderAirline fleet ManagementAzul Linhas Aereas is to announce an order for Airbus' widebody aircraft today, Reuters has reported. The order would allow the Brazilian airline to enter the international market and would mark its first purchase of widebody aircraft. The order has ... and more »
Yingan Airlines takes offAirline fleet ManagementChina's latest start-up carrier, Yingan Airlines, will reportedly launch its services today following China's relaxation of its regulations governing new airlines. The regional carrier, which received its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from Civil ...
Avianca and Byogy develop full biofuel replacementAirline fleet ManagementAvianca Brasil and Byogy Renewables have launched a significant initiative to develop the world's first biofuel that does not require blending with a traditional fuel. The pair suggests that Byogy's proprietary ATJ process produces biofuel that is in ... and more »
Ghanaian mining company used plane seen in IranKansas.comAviation records show the plane is registered to the Bank of Utah through an arrangement in which the bank serves as a trustee for aircraft owners. Except for some approved activities by the U.S. Department of Treasury, federal regulations prohibit ... and more »
'Wake turbulence' led to C-130 J aircraft crashIndian ExpressThe shocking crash last month of the IAF's special operations C-130 J aircraft is believed to have been caused by the transporter inadvertently flying into the wake of the lead plane during the tactical training mission, leading to a loss of control at ...
EASA moves to ease GA regsAOPA PilotThe EASA “Roadmap” for general aviation regulation includes a parallel to the ongoing FAA effort to overhaul aircraft certification rules under Part 23, long advocated by AOPA and other groups as a crucial step to reducing cost and increasing safety ...
Aviation Department: New airline will fly out of KCIKansas City Business JournalOn Wednesday morning, representatives of the Kansas City Aviation Department, the city and other civic organizations will gather at the airport (Code: MCI) to announce the arrival of a new airline, according to a release from the aviation department. and more »
The Latest News from Air Facts Journal:
AvGeek is the worst buzzword ever and is damaging aviation
If you’ve ever tweeted the hashtag #avgeek, I want to you to exit your World of Warcraft game, put on some pants, slowly climb those steep, dark stairs out of your mom’s basement and quickly make your way to the nearest video store and pick up a VHS copy of The Right Stuff.
The Skycatcher’s death proves the LSA rule is a failure
Light Sport Aircraft entered the world with high--probably absurd--expectations. These lighter weight, lower cost airplanes allow pilots to fly without a medical certificate, and were supposed to introduce a new generation to the glories of personal aviation. What happened?
Enter nausea – a Pitts introduction
It took better than 2 hours for my stomach to finally relocate to where it was supposed to be in my body. Up until that point I’m fairly certain it was just trying out new locations to see how it liked them. This, of course, is after my first aerobatic training flight in Sunquest Aviation’s Pitts S2A.
The Latest News From EAA - Experimental Aircraft Association:
EAA/Daher-Socata Scholarship Recipients Bound for France
Grace Huseth, of Tucker, Georgia, and Michael Keck, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will receive the work internships of a lifetime this summer as recipients of the 2014 EAA/DAHER-SOCATA International Scholarships.
FAA's Annual GA Survey to Begin Soon
The FAA will soon begin the 36th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for calendar year 2013. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, including the number of hours flown and the various ways people use general aviation aircraft.
EAA's Aviation & Non-Aviation Accidental Death Insurance Plan: Peace of Mind for $1.35 a Day
Did you know you can provide $250,000 in financial security for your family for less than $1.35 a day?
The Latest News From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh:
Valdez STOL Pilot Spotlight: Steve Henry
Steve Henry is looking forward to participating in EAA's Valdez STOL (short takeoff and landing) demonstration at AirVenture this summer, but first he'll compete for the first time at the Valdez, Alaska, STOL competition in May.
Great War Flying Museum to Bring Four Replica WWI Planes to Oshkosh
Four outstanding replica aircraft from the Great War Flying Museum, of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, will participate in EAA's World War I aviation centennial activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.
2014 EAA Young Eagles Mustang Raffle Opens
Help support EAA's Young Eagles program and other youth aviation education initiatives by entering the annual EAA Young Eagles Raffle for a grand prize 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible!
Breaking News From AVweb:
'Aviation Consumer' Paint Shop Survey 2014
Finding a reliable and skilled paint shop is a daunting challenge for many aircraft owners. If you've had your aircraft painted within the past few years, the editors at "Aviation Consumer" magazine want to know about your experience. Please take this brief survey, and the staff will report on the results in an upcoming issue of "Aviation Consumer."
Eight Killed In Finnish Skydiving Crash
A Comp Air 8 aircraft carrying skydivers crashed in Finland on Sunday afternoon, killing eight people. The pilot and two skydivers were able to parachute to safety. The airplane was at about 10,000 feet when something went wrong -- some witnesses said parts of the aircraft appeared to detach before it began to descend, other reports cited possible engine trouble. The aircraft descended in a spin, according to witnesses, and was destroyed by fire on impact. "By Finnish standards, this is the most serious flight accident in decades," Ismo Aaltonen, an investigator with Finland's Safety Investigation Authority, said in a news conference.
Former Blue Angels Commander Accused Of Misconduct
Capt. Gregory McWherter, who served as Blue Angels commanding officer for two tours from 2008-10 and 2011-12, has been relieved of his duties due to "initial findings of an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of misconduct and an inappropriate command climate" at the Blue Angels during his command, the Navy said on Friday. McWherter had been serving as the executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego since last November.
The Latest Podcasts From AVweb:
Podcast: GAMA's Greg Bowles on Changes to Part 23/CS-23
In the U.S. we know it as Part 23, but the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is concerned with revisions to what the rest of the world knows as CS-23. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli caught up with Greg Bowles form GAMA at Aero in Friedrichshafen to get the lowdown on changes to the rule and what they may mean for aircraft manufacturers like Flight Design.
Podcast: Catching Up to Europe
The European Aviation Safety Agency is moving quickly on aircraft certification reform, and the the FAA is falling behind. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with GAMA President Pete Bunce at Aero Friedrichshafen.
Podcast: Garmin Pilot Goes European
European pilots will be able to download the popular Garmin Pilot app by the end of May. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli filed this report with Garmin's Jessica Koss from Aero Friedrichshafen.
AVweb Insider Blog Posts:
MH370 Sim Experiments
Although Boeing has discouraged it, simulator instructors around the world are conducting interesting experiments. The results are eye opening.
The Dress Code Bites
And here I thought that guy was a real simulator instructor.
A Visit to Pipistrel
The place runs on pure imagination and creativity. The Panthera is but one example.
The Lastest News From AOPA:
Eating the elephant: Become an educated owner
When you set out on a mission to learn about your airplane, it’s amazing how many people step in to help.
IFR Fix: Out of the loop
There is another aircraft nearby, and its pilot is going to unusual lengths to keep you in sight.
Managers buy Chelton, S-Tec
The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.
AOPA Never Again:
Never Again: Snakes Alive (May 2014)
As a celebration of AOPA's 75th Anniversary this month, Never Again podcast offers this special vintage episode "Snakes Alive!" by Max Karant, originally published in the 1959 issue of "AOPA Pilot" magazine.
Never Again: Wall Street Journey
A Beech 18 freighter pilot hauling newspapers deals with an in-flight engine fire.
Never Again: Missed Signals (March 2014)
Preoccupation with a newly-installed engine monitor diverts a Bonanza pilot's attention from a far greater problem.
AOPA Never Again:
Goodyear narrows names for new airship
After receiving nearly 15,000 submissions for its national “Name the Blimp” contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest airship (pictured above). Now, fans can vote for their favorite name online, through May 9. The names up for voting are: Adventurer, Ambassador, Commitment, Excursion, Explorer, Goodwill, Inspiration, Pride […]
Strange but true general aviation news
No drones!! The FAA has taken exception with the Washington Nationals baseball team using a drone to take photos of its players during spring training, reports CBS Baltimore. The agency said the team should have informed them before taking the photos. Speaking of drones… AvWeb reports that an eight-year-old Irish lad had a tooth removed […]
Boeing 737 side-by-side with A380
A Boeing 737 looks like a miniature airplane next to an Airbus A380.