Many things draw people from around the world to the 700 islands that make up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, off the southeastern coast of Florida.
One of the great things about aviation is that people are drawn together by this unique avocation as if they were members of a fraternity or sorority.
The big secret in aviation is that just about everybody goes into it because it’s more fun than should be legally allowed, and not because it’s practical.
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The market for turbine aircraft is slowly turning around, used inventories for many models are decreasing and some manufacturers are starting to cautiously ramp up production.
The good news for 2013 is that a new model was added to the production ranks late in 2012.
Perhaps the biggest LSA (light-sport aircraft) story this year invokes the letters FAA (the Federal Aviation Administration).
Like any aircraft owner, I take every opportunity to fly my Mooney rather than the airlines on any semi-short trip.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. See official rules for complete details. ASA’s iPad mini Kneeboard has an elastic strap that secures the binder-like case to the pilot’s leg while in flight and is easily removable for everyday use. Inside, the sleeve holds the iPad Mini securely with full access to controls and buttons. more »
In case you don’t know about Able Flight, here’s a link to the organization’s website, and another to its donation page. This wonderful endeavor helps paralyzed and otherwise physically challenged people, both civilian and war-wounded, to achieve their dreams of flight by taking them through a complete Sport Pilot training course. Able Flight uses specially-outfitted Sky Arrows more »
Tecnam North America’s CEO Phil Solomon dropped me a line yesterday to make sure I heard the news that there’s a new, all-metal, budget-priced Tecnam LSA, just released, that should generate some enthusiasm among the “LSA: too expensive!” crowd. It’s called the P92 Echo Classic Light. It’s priced at $74,999, and that’s fly away from Richmond, more »
Mention the word “abort” to a pilot, and you’ll immediately summon visions of every pilot’s nightmare— an engine failure on takeoff.
We’ve just about come to the end of another year in which the NTSB continued to fill its files with accident reports that read suspiciously like many of the thousands it already has on file.
I have a friend who owns a 36 Bonanza, and though his airplane has always been a dozen or so knots faster than my LoPresti Mooney, he’s consistently envied my airplane’s lower fuel burn.
Sometimes, a name says it all, and the story of the Epic LT is nothing if not, well—epic.
AOPA during its annual Summit convention that ended this weekend announced during the event a program that makes a lot of sense: a national network of flying clubs with the aim to grow general aviation at all levels. We’ve been talking about alternatives to the modern steep cost of private flying for some time now, more »
We’ve been wondering when/if the highly popular Van’s RV-12 E-LSA kit airplane would ever be produced as an SLSA. That question is now answered with the newly announced SLSA version, and at a very attractive price: $105,000. In addition, 12 “Signature Edition” models with all options at $115,000. The purpose, says Van’s, is to “define and codify the more »
You could say his bold steps were the sparks seen ’round the world: Electric flight projects popped up everywhere.