Disciples of Flight

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Beryl Markham: Rediscovering One of History’s Fascinating Aviatrixes

“<i>The rest of the world may have grown complacent by then about aeroplanes flying in the night, but our world had barren skies. Ours was a young</i> …

How Well Do You Understand Aviation Weather?

<i>We Review Rod Machado’s latest eLearning Course, “Understanding Aviation Weather.”</i><p>I don’t know about you, but when I was first studying for the</b> …

The Supermarine Spitfire and the Rise of the Shadow Factory in WW2

<i>Shadow factories all across Britain played a key role in ensuring that there were enough Supermarine Spitfires in the sky to push back the</b> …

Aviation

AOPA and Night Flying Safety

Reno Welcomes Wayne Phillips of AOPA for an Air Safety Institute Seminar on Night Flying<p>Recently, a friend and I attended our first <b>AOPA Air Safety</b> …

Google Earth

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjager: Germany's WW2 Jet Fighter for a Young Army

<i>Though the Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger employed many features quite modern in today’s terms, it came along at the wrong place and at the wrong …

The Story of Goose N703: Born During WWII and Still Training Today

<i>I admit to having gazed at N703 sitting nearby with a vague wonderment but without any thoughts of ownership.</i><p><i>[Featured Image used with permission,</i> …

The Korea Files 6: The Gun Camera

At 900 Feet Per Second, A Mistake Can Cost Your Life<p><i>This article marks the sixth story from Korean war vet Bill Todd’s Korea Files. Click here to</i> …

Guns

Canadian floatplane fishing adventure

Many pilots dream of making the trip to Alaska, but let’s not forget neighboring Canada. If you love fishing and have an amphibious floatplane, we …

Hiking

Do the Pilots of Dunkirk Defy the Laws of Physics?

<i>Defeat and Retreat Shines Triumphant in Director Christopher Nolan’s New Generation War Film, a Time-Bending Spectacle of Suspense</i><p><i>(Featured Image:</i> …

Construction

Flight Lesson Journal: Falling in Love with the Piper Cherokee

While the Instructors Away, the Student Pilots Will Play! A Great Lesson in the Piper Cherokee<p>[<i>This is the 14th in a series of articles detailing my</i> …

Time I

Cessna Caravan Receives FAA, EASA Certification For Garmin G1000 NXi

<i>The G1000 avionics package offers Cessna Caravan pilots a variety of enhancements and features.</i><p>Textron Aviation has received certification from both …

Cessna

The Douglas DC-3: 81 Years and Going Strong

<i>The Douglas DC-3 Doesn’t Know the Meaning of the Word “Quit”</i><p>The same year the German airship Hindenburg crossed the Atlantic, the still-flying-today</b> …

Aviation

American Legend Reveals the Enhanced Super Legend XP

Square wing tips, extended flaps and ailerons, and other wing modifications offering<p>Improved slow speed characteristics<br>• Higher top speed<br>• Greater …

Engines

AirVenture Attendees Offered Discounted 172, 182 Parachute Systems

<i>According to BRS Aerospace, successful deployment of an aircraft parachute recovery system has saved more than 370 lives.</i><p>If you’re in the market for …

Cessna

Kitfox Aircraft Reveals the 2017 Speedster

<i>The Kitfox 2017 Speedster features a fuel injected Rotax engine, a great useful load, strong short field performance, and “acro-like” handling.</i><p>If …

Aviation

My First Aerobatic Flight: I Can't Believe I Just Made the Plane DO THAT!

<i>By the end of my first aerobatic flight, I realized my hands were shaking too bad to un-ratchet and unhook myself from the 7-point harness.</i><p>A few …

Time I

Stratos 714 VLJ Headed For AirVenture 2017

<i>The Stratos 714 VLJ is targeting a 400-knot cruise speed and 1,500 nm range.</i><p>The reasons that EAA AirVenture 2017 is THE place to be next week just …

Aviation

Preventing Loss of Control In Flight

<i>Ensuring Flight Safety and Preventing Loss of Control In Flight is the Duty of the PIC</i><p>A few years ago, the FAA emphasized “Runway Incursions.” There …

For 75 Years, a Mechanic Has Helped Keep Planes Aloft

Azriel Blackman, an airline mechanic for American Airlines, is not allowed to climb ladders, drive on the airfield at Kennedy International Airport or even use any tools.<p>That’s understandable — Mr. Blackman turns 92 next month.<p>But those constraints have not stopped him from showing up to work at a …

Black Culture

FAA Schedules 5 Additional GPS Interference Testing Blocks

<i>7-18-17 – The GPS Interference Testing may lead to unreliable or unavailable GPS signals in the designated area during the testing.</i><p>The FAA has posted …

Our own slice of airport heaven

I just signed a lease on a tie-down spot at my local airport today. Got a good deal too. Paid a year in advance, so that scored me a 10% discount.<p>For …

FAA Signs Aviation Safety Agreement With Singapore

<i>The FAA and CAAS have been working together under an aviation safety agreement since 2004.</i><p>The FAA is reporting that they’ve signed a “<i>milestone</i> …

NASA Orders Second P2006T Fuselage for X-57 Tests

<i>NASA hopes to begin piloted testing of the X-57 early next year.</i><p>Tecnam has revealed that NASA has acquired a second P2006T fuselage from them in …

Workhorse is Bringing Their SureFly Helicopter to EAA AirVenture 2017

<i>Manned flight tests for the SureFly helicopter are expected to happen later this year, and FAA certification is targeted for 2019.</i><p>Workhorse Group, an …

First Pilatus PC-24 Production Model Successfully 'Married'

<i>Certification of the Pilatus PC-24 is expected in Q4 of 2017.</i><p>Pilatus is reporting that final assembly on their first production model PC-24 is …

The F.1 Sopwith Camel: The Unruly Stallion of WWI

The Sopwith Camel Would Get Fighter Pilots “A Wooden Cross, the Red Cross, or a Victoria Cross”<p><i>The featured image of the Sopwith Camels of the U.S.</i> …

Replacement AD for Piper Cherokee Oil Cooler Hose Assembly Issued

<i>AD 2017-11-10 becomes effective August 15, 2017, though it will be replacing an AD that is already in effect.</i><p>The FAA is replacing AD-95-26-13, issued …

FAA SAIB for Sandia SAE5-35, Garmin GAE 43 Cabin Altitude Encoders

<i>The FAA feels that the airworthiness concern described in SAIB CE-17-19 does not warrant an airworthiness directive at this time.</i><p>The FAA has issued a …

FAA Starting a New Round of Hiring For Entry Level ATC Jobs

<i>Candidates who are hired for the entry level ATC jobs will spend the first several months of training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.</i><p>The FAA has …

July-August 2017 FAA Safety Briefing Explores BasicMed

<i>Have a question about BasicMed? Then take some time to read the July-August 2017 FAA Safety Briefing.</i><p>The <b>July-August 2017 FAA Safety Briefing</b> is here, …