August 29, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
August 29, 2014 ePilot Training Tip: All available resources
Chicago steakhouse features vintage aviation photos
A new steakhouse on Chicago's North Shore is decorated with more than 200 vintage aviation photographs.
August 29, 2014, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
August 29, 2014 Landsberg retires; WATTsUp electric trainer debuts
DeSoto heliport hangs the welcome sign
The DeSoto Heliport is officially open for business. But don't look for it in your GPS. The Texas facility is so new that it doesn't yet have an identifier.
'Wingfoot One' christened
Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.
Last Friday, we departed Detroit City VFR northbound in my SR22 for some sightseeing and requested traffic advisories from Selfridge Approach. Shortly thereafter, we heard this exchange: ... Selfridge Approach: "Cessna XXX, traffic at one o'clock and two miles. A whacko." ... Then a brief pause. ... Selfridge: "Correction: That's a 'Waco.'" ... Cessna XXX: "Maybe he's both!" -- Brian Litch
Armchair Flying -- Denali By Sonex
Since it's a holiday here in the U.S., here's a video with no news in it at all, but just some beauty shots of flying above the mountains of Alaska, mostly above Denali National Park and the Yukon, in a Sonex.
Five Killed In Colorado Crash
All five people on board a Piper PA-46 Malibu died when it crashed on Sunday, shortly before noon, near the Erie Municipal Airport in Colorado, about 25 miles northwest of Denver. Peter Knudson, spokesman for the NTSB, said the airplane had taken off from Centennial Airport, south of Denver, and was attempting to land when it crashed in a field to one side of the runway.
Team Aims To Fly 300 MPH On Batteries
Electroflight, a team of British glider builders, recently announced it has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to build a single-seat airplane that will set a new speed record for electric aircraft of 300 mph. Team Electroflight has built a mock-up of its design, and said it will be powered by a "unique contra-rotating electric propulsion system."
Japan Studies Indigenous Fighter Program
Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has been working on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD-X) for four years and it's scheduled to fly in January. Nikkei Asian Review says the ministry is asking the government for $384 million to fund a test program designed to see if the ATD-X can form the basis for an indigenous fighter program.