Yeah, I know: It’s officially AirVenture. But to a lot of folks, the name just hasn’t clicked.
The success of the long-running Cheers TV show, I’m convinced, came in no small part from the seductive lines in that great theme song that so well captured the spirit of the show.
The NTSB says cockpit recorders might have helped shed better light on exactly what happened in the accident in which former U.S.
Single-engine turboprops are a relatively recent development in general aviation.
Economies rise and fall like ocean waves. Headlines blare about this debt crisis and that stock market selloff, and through it all we keep on keeping on: That’s what humans do.
As my aerial host Mike Hansen climbs us through 2,500 feet to top the afternoon bumps, I’m already feeling settled in with my guest chariot, the FK9 ELA Executive.
Yes, I know. There aren’t many of those procedures in use, and even when they’re available, controllers are more likely to issue a circle-to-land clearance on the standard localizer/ILS.
Oil is to an aviation piston engine what blood is to the human body: a crucial element in keeping it alive.
From two miles up, big water looks pretty much the same all over the world.
Not too long ago, I was looking forward to an hour or so of poking holes in the sky in a Piper Cherokee 180.
While a pilot needs to evaluate the consequences of making any decision, he or she needs to know that revising a decision is likely to make a bad situation even worse.
With recent news of declining new-aircraft sales, it’s pretty clear that we may be in it for the long haul when it comes to a full economic recovery.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt led the outcry of indignation when news broke that the lone controller on the overnight shift at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington had fallen asleep
Determining aircraft types isn’t as easy as it used to be, when seeing a hump on the front meant it was a 747, and three tail-mounted engines indicated you were in for a noisy 727 departure.
Air shows are magnificent aerial productions. Performers travel from far to put on a display of skill, showmanship and passion for aviation.
Learning to fly is, in many respects, simpler than it’s ever been.
Prominent on its list of Most Wanted Safety Improvements for 2011 is an assessment by the NTSB that the FAA needs to speed up improvements to procedures and equipment in order to help eliminate runway incursions.
Every year about this time, I like to catch up with Mike Adams, the ever-helpful Vice President of Underwriting at Avemco Insurance Company, to take a gander at LSA accident trends.