May 29, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
May 29, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation
May 29, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
May 29, 2015 Find the right ADS-B Out package; Drone close calls
Unusual attitudes to the extreme
Loss of control is the No. 1 cause of fatalities in aviation, and the National Transportation Safety Board has named the problem to its Most Wanted list to promote safety education and flight training on that subject.
T-6 flight, sim time part of ‘AOPA Experience'
Rick Schwartz, winning bidder for the AOPA Experience package in the AOPA Foundation auction, got a ride in a North American T-6/SNJ during a visit to the association's Frederick, Maryland, headquarters May 27.
New movie gets exclusive screening at AOPA Fly-In
As a unique part of the AOPA Frederick Homecoming Fly-In, the Friday night Barnstormers Party on June 5 will feature a special screening of the new film Living in the Age of Airplanes
Airbus A350, Perlan Glider To Show At AirVenture
Airbus Group will have a big presence literally at this year's EAA AirVenture show in July. EAA announced an Airbus A350 XWB wide-body test aircraft will give demonstrations and tours on the grounds at Oshkosh. In addition, the Airbus-sponsored Perlan Project glider will be on display. The A350 will arrive on the first day of the show on July 20 and fly an aerial demonstration during the afternoon airshow.
New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found an invitation from Garmin to an open house on June 11, giving its customers a rare look behind the scenes at the company's headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Those who want to visit the facility can reserve slots for the event online until June 4. The open house will begin with a meet-and-greet at 3 p.m., followed by a tour of Garmin's flight simulator lab, manufacturing facility and product reliability lab.
Cheating Allegations Surround ATC Hiring Process
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has added its voice to a growing chorus calling for an investigation into allegations that some prospective air traffic controller trainees were helped to cheat during the selection process by one or more FAA employees.
Power Surge Closes Belgian Airspace
An apparent power surge at Belgium's air traffic control facilities closed the nation's airspace Wednesday morning, forcing flights to divert to nearby countries, The Independent reported. A Belgocontrol spokesman told UK news agencies the cause of the power surge is yet unclear. "The surge also took out our emergency generators, which is why we had to clear the airspace," he said.
First Flight For Sikorsky Raider
The S-97 Raider, a helicopter prototype based on Sikorsky's Collier-Prize-winning X2 technology, flew for the first time last Friday, the company has announced. The S-97 is designed to demonstrate "a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability," the company said. The coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and pusher propeller are expected to provide cruise speeds up to 240 knots.