October 9, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
October 9, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Emphasizing positive control
October 9, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
October 9, 2015 Medical reform questions answered; 2016 Fly-Ins named
FAA adopts new compliance philosophy
The FAA continues to move closer to an industry-supported strategy of taking a more risk-based approach to compliance and certification issues for general aviation.
Drones prove difficult for ag pilots to see
An organization dedicated to promoting safe and responsible drone use demonstrated just how difficult it is for agricultural pilots to spot drones.
South Carolina floods documented by air
After two feet of rainfall flooded South Carolina, general aviation aircraft documented the disaster and assisted in recovery efforts.
Neighbor Shoots Down Drone In Louisiana
Conflicts involving amateur-operated drones made the news again this week, one involving an irritated neighbor who disabled one with a gun. In Louisiana, Aaron Hernandez lost his $1,200 quadcopter Monday night while flying it around his father's house outside Baton Rouge.
AOPA Launches High School Aviation Initiative
AOPA has launched a new program, the High School Aviation Initiative, to encourage students to enter aviation careers. As part of this effort, the newly formed Aviation Education Leadership Alliance will hold its first gathering Nov. 9 in Lakeland, Florida, home of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy.
New This Week
AVweb's search of what's new in aviation found a few STC milestones reported by Plane Dynamix, Power Flow and Hartzell Propeller, and an announcement from Sonex Aircraft of scholarships established in memory of Jeremy Monnett and Mike Clark.
Disk Failure Found In BA 777 Engine
Inspections of older GE engines on airliners around the world could begin in the coming weeks as investigators learn more about the uncontained engine failure that started a fire on a British Airways jet one month ago in Las Vegas. In an update from the NTSB this week, investigators found that a disk in the high-pressure compressor (HPC) in the 777's left GE90 engine fractured during takeoff roll, propelling pieces into the engine case and cowling.
High-Res NASA Moon Photos Now Online
A trove of 8,400 NASA photos from the moon missions has been posted online in its "raw, high-resolution, and unprocessed form." Kipp Teague, of the Project Apollo Archive, an independent, non-NASA website, said he worked with NASA to obtain the public-domain Apollo mission imagery. Teague has collected images in a Flickr gallery from both the moon missions and from training operations on Earth. The collection includes original scans from the chest-mounted Hasselblad film cameras carried by the astronauts during their moon explorations.