The first and only single-engine jet gets the nod from the FAA. What comes next?
Cirrus announced at the first press conference of the National Business Aviation Association convention the FAA certification of its SF50 Vision Jet. The light, single-engine jet is the only single-engine jet of several that were proposed a decade ago to earn the FAA nod. No others, in fact, even came close, a fact of which more »
The company co-founder and self-described “chief pilot” has announced succession plans for the innovative flight sim maker.
Redbird Flight Simulations co-founder and self-proclaimed “chief pilot” Jerry Gregoire announced that on January 21st he will be stepping away from the day-to-day operations at the company he helped create. Gregoire’s longtime business partner Todd Willinger will assume leadership as CEO, with Charlie Gregoire moving into the role of COO. Upon his stepping down, Jerry more »
The popular series returns to the Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, November 6.
Returning to the Smithsonian Channel for its third season is “Mighty Planes.” The six-episode series continues its exploration of some of the most extraordinary planes in the sky and the people who fly them on dangerous missions—the pilots, engineers, avionics specialists, load masters and ground operators behind these massive birds. The season premieres on Sunday, more »
Garmin G5 Low-Cost Attitude Replacement The hottest product in aviation right now is the Garmin G5, a standalone, plug-and-play attitude indicator that sells for $2,100. The instrument was developed from Garmin’s offering in the Experimental market, but it’s FAA-certified to be installed in hundreds of models of certified airplanes. Why is the product so important, more »
The training center, set for a November 1 grand opening, will be located at Scottsdale Airport.
American Flyers Flight School has announced the opening of a new training facility at Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport (KDSL). The school is set to open its doors on November 1, with an open house scheduled for Saturday, November 12, with a free lunch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Scottsdale Airport location will offer FAA Written more »
The coming NBAA convention is shaping up to be the 500-knot canary in the coal mine, and why it’s likely to give us a good idea of where the industry is headed.
With the NBAA convention coming up in a couple of weeks, it’s a good time to lay out the kinds of things we might expect to discover, and some of them are bigger than any one announcement, however blockbuster it might be. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the National Business Aviation Association Convention more »
Financing Aviation Stuff is Hard: Here’s What One Company Did About it
Redbird Flight, the company that makes a lineup of low-cost full motion flight training devices for a wide variety of users, announced that it has worked a deal to make it easier for its customers to finance a Redbird Sim. The announcement might not seem like big news, but in the context of the current more »
From bare-bones to something else, the Legend Cub goes high-tech
The Piper Cub has been around for a long time, and the classic Cub remains in our minds a dirt-simple machine, though popular Cub offshoots from Aviat and Cubcrafters have upped the ante considerably. So going all in on this game is American Legend Aircraft, the company that makes the Legend Cub, a popular Cub more »
One of four in the class of 2016, Poberezny brought the Experimental Aviation Association into the modern age and made its annual airshow a blockbuster event.
On October 1, 2016, longtime EAA head and former aerobatics champion Tom Poberezny was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio. The story of the birth and growth of the EAA is one that’s worthy of its own prime-time television drama, which one might call “The Flying Pobereznys.” The latest development more »
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 »