Flight Outfitters introduces new bags
When it comes to certain types of gear, aviation has no shortage of choices. Now pilots have two more choices with Lift and Thrust, courtesy of new manufacturer Flight Outfitters.
Drone school opens for business
Auburn University has been granted a waiver to operate a commercial drone school that will be open to the public.
May 22, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
May 15, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Hazardous resignation
Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation
"Accident statistics show that the pilot who has not been trained in attitude instrument flying, or one whose instrument skills have eroded, will lose control of the airplane in about 10 minutes once forced to rely solely on instrument references," explains the Airplane Flying Handbook
May 22, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
May 22, 2015 GA defends veterans' flight training; AOPA scholarships open
En route from TRK to RHV recently in Centurion 7RR, I found myself on the same center frequency as Bonanza -- 5JJ! I was really tempted to tell center, "7 Romeo Romeo would like to connect with 5 Juliet Juliet." But I didn't want to start a feud, so I bit my tongue and said nothing. -- Rick Tavan
Gyrocopter Pilot Faces Felony Charges For Capitol Landing
Doug Hughes, the Florida mail carrier who landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol last month, faces several years in prison and fines for felony charges including illegally flying an aircraft, along with lesser charges for his breach of Washington, D.C., airspace. A grand jury indicted Hughes on the charges stemming from his April 15 flight, which he had openly planned as a protest of government corruption, The Associated Press reported.
Dynon Updates Skyview, Lowers Price For Pocket Panel
Dynon Avionics, the maker of experimental and light-sport panels, has lowered the price of its all-digital D2 Pocket Panel to $1095. Designed to serve as an instrument backup for certified or non-certified aircraft, the D2 features a true artificial horizon with responsive and accurate pitch and roll. AHRS sensors also provide a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball. An internal GPS receiver provides ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track.
Emergency AD Issued For Avidyne IFDs
The FAA this week issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Avidyne Integrated Flight Display units due to cases of incorrect course indications during RNAV approaches where the final fix is not aligned with the final approach course. The AD affects some software versions of 10- and 12-inch R9 displays and the IFD540. It requires adding to the Limitations Section of the airplane flight manual or flight manual supplement to state: "Flying a full procedure (non Vector-to-Final) GPS approach, with a course change at the Final Approach Fix (FAF), is prohibited," and "Flying a GPS approach, with a Direct-To or with an Omni-Bearing Selector (OBS) leg to the FAF, is prohibited."
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AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found an engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan, scholarship awards from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and The Racing Aces, and an upcoming convention for unmanned aerial systems hosted by NASA.