10 reasons not to miss AOPA's Chino Fly-In
There are many reasons why you will want to be at AOPA's Chino Fly-In on Sept. 20. Here are our top 10.
Public Benefit Flying Award winners named
A retired airline pilot and the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program win Public Benefit Flying Awards.
FLYING PHYSICIANS URGE SWIFT MEDICAL REFORM
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
Homebuilder revamps cleco plier
California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.
September 12, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
September 12, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: A destination in detail
While traversing New York/Washington Center air space, we received a frequency change. However, when trying to check in, the frequency was congested with multiple aircraft being worked. This went on for a while. Finally there was a break, and the PM was able to check in: "Good afternoon, New York. NXXXXX -- long-time listener, first-time caller; FL410." -- Julian McVay
"Hump" Pilots, DC-3 Meet Again
Two former DC-3 captains were re-united with the aircraft they both flew over "the Hump" in Asia's Himalayan mountains during World War II, more than 70 years ago, in a special event held last week at the SFO Museum, at the San Francisco International Airport. The Historic Flight Foundation, which owns and operates the airplane, flew it in to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "The Legend of CNAC: China National Aviation Corporation, 1929-1949."
NTSB: GA Accidents Down In 2013
The number of civil aviation accidents fell last year, from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013, the NTSB said on Monday. General aviation accidents showed a decrease in all categories. The total number of GA accidents was 1,222, a decrease of 249 from 2013. The number of fatal accidents (221), fatalities (387), and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours (5.85) all declined from the previous year.
Reno Races Wrap; NTSB Reports On Crash
The National Championship Air Races wrapped up at Reno on Sunday, with Steven Hinton Jr., of Chino, Calif., taking the Breitling Unlimited Gold championship in his P-51 Mustang, Voodoo. It was the sixth win in a row for 27-year-old Hinton, who reached a top speed of 493 knots in Sunday's race.
Sanctions Hurt European Bizjet Industry
Just as the economy was recovering, a geopolitical crisis has replaced it as a threat to the European business jet industry. The U.S. and other countries have imposed sanctions on wealthy Russians because of the ongoing situation in eastern Ukraine, but at least part of the impact has been felt in Europe.