Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Racing Capital of the World, was host to a different kind of high-speed event.
For the first time ever, the home of the Indianapolis 500—the world’s biggest single-day sporting event—hosted the Red Bull Air Race. This past weekend, more than 62,000 fans enjoyed the event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the famous track was transformed into an airfield, with planes taking off and navigating through a highly technical course more »
It’s been a big couple of weeks for the app maker, which followed the successful release of ForeFlight Version 8 with the announcement that it would be supporting SiriusXM Weather with its popular app. How does this new marriage look to a pilot? Here’s a first look. This is a big deal. Don’t get me more »
From fairway to runway, the golf legend used both brain and brawn to get the job done.
The seven-time PGA Major champion and Hall-of-Famer was an even better businessman than a golfer. Here’s what aviation meant to him and what he meant to aviation. At this point, every major aviation organization has weighed in with its recognition of the contributions that Arnold Palmer made to general aviation, and rightfully so. But the more »
Seven decades of the biggest brains and bravest souls in experimental flight.
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, the agency’s center for atmospheric flight research operations, is sharing a special video on NASA television that showcases its storied history. When it came to post-war flight-testing, let’s be clear: Supersonic wasn’t the goal, but just a jumping-off point to more and faster and higher accomplishments. more »
Adventure In A Bag Inspired by the daring pilot-authors after whom they’re named, the Lightspeed Adventure Flight Bag Collection pairs classic styling with modern functionality. The Gann ($249), as in Ernest K., is a carpenter-style bag that’s spacious, but cabin-friendly, for the pilot who likes to carry pretty much everything. The Markham ($199, pictured), named more »
Women In Aviation International chapters around the world will hold special events on September 24 to encourage young women to fly
September 24 is designated as Girls In Aviation Day, and Women in Aviation International (WAI) chapters around the world will be holding events to encourage and inspire young women to pursue their aviation dreams. The events are designed to bring the passion, exploration, learning and excitement of aviation and aerospace to girls and young women more »
The ADS-B solution will be used for the flight school’s national aircraft fleet
L-3 Aviation Products and ATP Flight School have partnered to bring the avionics manufacturer’s Lynx® NGT-9000 ADS-B touchscreen transponder to 100 of the school’s 250-plus training aircraft, with the option for additional units as the fleet expands. Deliveries of the Lynx units will continue through the end of 2016, ahead of the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B more »
What do you get when you cross a 747 and a fire truck?
Wildfires aren’t going away. If anything, rising temperatures mean we need to up our game in fighting blazes, and you’ll never believe what one company just did to make that happen. A company with the unusual name of Global SuperTanker has just finished its biggest project to date, the 747-400 conversation named Spirit of John more »
As a manufacturer of custom-made hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors, Schweiss Doors has a solution for every hangar.
A tip from a neighbor led J.T. Strange to Schweiss Doors for a customized bifold liftstrap/autolatch door for the hangar adjacent to his home at Obannon Creek Aerodrome Airpark in Goshen, Ohio. His neighbor was introduced to Schweiss Doors at AirVenture Oshkosh, say Strange, where he had the opportunity to talk to company owner Mike more »
With its announcement this week that it was constructing a factory in Mexico to build its own composite components, ICON Aircraft has made yet another unexpected move. Here’s what it probably means. The new facility is not, ICON insists in its press release, a move from Vacaville, California, where it has established a factory for more »
Four of the world’s largest civil aviation authorities are working together to streamline certification and regulatory processes
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) are working in concert to streamline certification and regulatory processes across their agencies. All four authorities are part of a Certification Management Team (CMT) established through a joint 2015 charter to manage technical, more »
A Billings, Montana, teenager earns first place in a nationwide competition sponsored by the Air Race Classic
Left brain meets right brain in a nationwide aviation art contest sponsored by the Air Race Classic, the all-women cross-country airplane race. Fourteen-year-old student pilot Kassi Slowey of Billings, Montana, won first place for her artwork that captures the adventure and romance of “Flying Cross Country.” A panel of judges from the American Association of Aviation more »
KPRC hosts the regional fly-in, September 30–October 1, for a weekend of flying fun
AOPA’s regional fly-in—and airshow?—is set to kick off on September 30 at Prescott Municipal Airport (KPRC) in Arizona. Prescott is home to Embry-Riddle’s western campus and smack-dab in the middle of some of the most beautiful high-desert terrain in the country. The fun begins Friday night, with a music-filled Barnstormers Party hosted by Jeppesen. On more »
Chinese carriers are hiring—and luring U.S. and European pilots with big paychecks and bonuses.
So, is it time to brush up on your Mandarin? Maybe. With an increase in private airlines and market liberalization (by Chinese standards) over the last few years, China’s Civil Aviation Administration says the airlines are looking abroad to find experienced flight crews to address the need for more pilots. It might be worth it more »
The DeLand Sport Aviation Village & Showcase debuts in early November
For Florida weather, it’s hard to beat the fall, and this year a new sport aviation show makes its premiere in DeLand, just a half-hour drive from Orlando—the DeLand Sport Aviation Village & Showcase. Such showcases can be hard-pressed to get off the ground, but that’s apparently not the case with this one. Here’s how more »
The FAA sent a letter to the City of Santa Monica warning that it was treading on thin ice with its fixation on closing the popular Southern California airport.
In the letter, sent on Monday, FAA Director of Airport Compliance Kevin C. Willis outlined the agency’s concern and concluded by stating that “we [the FAA] strongly urge the City Council to abide by its Federal grant assurance obligations and to forbear from taking actions in furtherance of its announced intent to close SMO pending more »
The FAA has signed off on supplemental type certification for the next-gen G5000 avionics suite, with installations underway.
The Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP is a famously rugged bizjet, one that goes fast, costs relatively little and has a decent enough cabin. The biggest gripe is that its avionics, at least in most versions, are outdated. So there looks to be a ready market for Garmin’s latest program, the G5000 Integrated Flight Deck modernization program, more »
Inside this historic airplane are a thousand hidden mysteries.
The Boeing B-29 is one of the most remarkable airplanes in history, for a number of really big reasons. Today, there are two of them flying, “Fifi,” operated by the Commemorative Air Force, and “Doc,” which flew just a couple of weeks before I had my flight in “Fifi” at AirVenture 2016. The flight itself more »