July 11, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
July 11, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: 'Proper spacing is critical'
Greg Koontz wins airshow performer award
Greg Koontz, who performs amazing aerobatics in a Super Decathlon available to the average pilot, is the 2014 Bill Barber airshow performer of the year.
July 11, 2014, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
July 11, 2014 Engine-out spin; Ready for IMC systems failure?
New light sport amphib to be announced at Oshkosh
A new amphibious light sport aircraft that promises to be a direct competitor to the Icon A5 will be announced at EAA AirVenture by MVP.aero.
FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES
The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.
United 777 Diverts To Midway Island
A United Airlines Boeing 777 bound for Guam from Honolulu made a safe emergency landing on the former U.S. Army Air Force runway on Midway Island early Saturday after a report of a strange odor in the cabin. Midway is an ETOPs alternate for twin-engine airliners plying the western Pacific and it's owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Amazon Petitions FAA to Permit Drone Testing
On July 9, 2014, Amazon Prime Air petitioned the FAA for an exemption to allow private research and development flight testing of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) outdoors on its private property near Seattle, Washington.
Flying Motorcycle Deliveries to Start in 2016
The PAL-V ONE, a roadable gyrocopter or flying motorcycle--take your pick--has announced that it will make its first deliveries in 2016.
FAA to Begin Evaluation of Unleaded Avgas
The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The FAA announced today it has received nine replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the PAFI.
Banner Tow Sign Hits Parasail
Two brothers riding in a parasail at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina got a different flight than they expected when the banner being towed by an airplane cut through their parachute last weekend.