yesterday at 06:05.
When responsibility and convenience collide.
Taking Wing: The Power of No
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07/20/2017 at 20:30.
The software adds qualitative measurement to landings.
CloudAhoy Adds Facts to Landing Appraisals
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07/20/2017 at 19:30.
Hands-off flight will soon be available for a growing number of legacy airplanes.
Garmin Introduces Retrofit Autopilots
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yesterday at 03:02
This is more for turboprops and older light jets that require VNAV to fly the descent profiles on the STARS. The old autopilots don't couple the VNAV profile. I was just talking about this with a friend last week. Piston pilots have never encountered the instructions "Descend Via".
07/20/2017 at 21:51
I can think of any number of meteorological, physical or mental reasons that this would be a good thing.
All of these show-boaty, "I hand-fly only" pilots are the reason there are so many avoidable accidents. Cowboy mentality.
If your first thought when reading this is "machines, machines, pilots are getting lazy" than you probably aren't mature enough for flying to begin with.
07/20/2017 at 21:52
Yeah, non-stop ap flying is equally bad but this is great news and can hopefully cut down on fatigue and weather related accidents in particular for general aviation pilots.
07/20/2017 at 19:15.
Flying Magazine posted on 07/20/2017
Flying Magazine's cover photo
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Michael Buchanan Clark
07/20/2017 at 19:28
I loved my time flying this airplane.
07/20/2017 at 22:48
how do these compare to the TBM?
07/20/2017 at 20:01
07/20/2017 at 18:30.
The CHS controller turned F-16 on collision course with the other aircraft.
U.S. Government Accepts Responsibility for July 2015 Midair
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07/20/2017 at 19:13
If only there were some sort of technology that could be installed in the aircraft to let each other know of their positions, and possibly advise them on how to deconflict. Hmmm.
Jeff W. Grigg
07/20/2017 at 20:46
I disagree with the NTSB's findings. While the ATC could have done a better job, the fact is she told the F-16 to turn immediately, where the traffic was, he didn't turn when told to, and when he finally did turn it was an autopilot standard rate turn. Yet he wasn't at fault? For those who push for ADS-B collision avoidance, well the Air Force will not equip. They will get an exemption. The Cessna did no wrong, had his transponder on and was on the local airport frequency as he should be.
07/20/2017 at 22:11
In pilot training, I was told that it is always up to the pilot to control the aircraft. What air traffic control says is technically only a suggestion - a really good one.
It's ultimately up to the pilot to control his aircraft and see and avoid danger. F-16s have anti-collision technology. What on earth happened with that?!
07/20/2017 at 17:35.
People are definitely not thrilled with this drone footage.
DJI Mavic Pro Flies Within 300 Feet of Airplanes on Approach
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07/20/2017 at 19:22
Did anybody not see this coming? Untrained non aviator hobbyists playing around in airport traffic areas areas, transitions and airways? Is it expected ALL drone operators have common sense and maturity? Read again the mfg concerns of the parameters being altered.... Is that another surprise? I sort've like what drones can do but where do you suppose this will take us? Do we have to wait for dead people lying on the ground and then watch everybody run for cover? Anybody yet run a test on a 1-2 lb drone hitting a a/c windshield at 120k on approach? How many want to be behind that windshield or on that plane?
07/20/2017 at 20:20
All drones should have a strobe and a transponder with a drone specific code as standard equipment. Catastrophe is going to happen one day and all the hand slapping punishments handed out till then will not mitigate the grief once it happens.
07/20/2017 at 20:50
Drones should come with deadly electrodes you're forced to wear when operating your drone. These drone "pilots" need to have their skin in the game... maybe then they'll be less reckless.
07/20/2017 at 16:08.
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07/20/2017 at 16:21
Emergency landing on the freeway with running engine?
07/20/2017 at 16:43
Come live in Alaska. You don't have to be in an emergency to land on a road here. It's just the way life has to be up here. Thank God!
07/20/2017 at 16:29
Cop:" I'll need to see your pilot certificate, current medical, as well as current insurance and recency requirements. Thank you for pulling over to the shoulder as well, I'll be right back and we'll get you out of here in a jiffy'!"
07/20/2017 at 06:05.
Airshow pilot Skip Stewart talks about his education and career, and training for aerobatics at a very young age.
How Skip Stewart Trained to Be an Airshow Pilot at the Age of 9
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07/19/2017 at 20:30.
While the incident was “unnerving,” Shane McMahon praised the pilot for keeping him calm.
WWE’s Shane McMahon Safe after Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing
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07/20/2017 at 00:57
All helicopters that fly for reward around NYC have pontoons attached to the landing skids that can be deployed in an emergency
07/19/2017 at 20:44
Greatly executed and pilot training. Proud to be your insurance provider.
07/19/2017 at 20:47
Krystin Avellino, Shane avoided a big one due to having a good pilot.
07/19/2017 at 19:45.
With only a week to see thousands of airplanes, here is a list of a few that you don’t want to miss.
Must-See Airplanes at EAA AirVenture
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07/19/2017 at 18:40.
A week in Oshkosh is never enough. Our EAA AirVenture Oshkosh preview. #OSH17
AirVenture: A 30,000-foot View
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07/19/2017 at 15:00.
Blanket STC bring affordable electronic flight information to legacy airplanes. #OSH17
Flying Innovation Award Nominee: Dynon EFIS-D10A
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07/19/2017 at 20:33
I have one and it work perfectly
07/20/2017 at 02:44
Anna we need one for Dusty .
07/19/2017 at 14:00.
Textron Aviation’s Brandy Hearting explains the qualities OEMs look for in candidates besides the basic academic and flight certification requirements.
How to Become a Factory Demonstration Pilot
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07/19/2017 at 17:06
Oh well no regrets for having management and technical degrees. Nothing gets me stoked more than determining if I have low pressure air or fluid on one side and having high pressure air or fluid on the opposite side. it's not your actuators!
07/20/2017 at 02:39
There is no better academic qualification than an engineering degree. Our director of aviation has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering as well as an ATP. I suppose they really think a degree in English, "professional piloting", or "aviation business" from one of the southern aviation diploma mills is better? Engineering and production test pilots generally are engineers or aeronautics/astronautics degree holders, the benefits of a hard (quantitative) education apply to demo pilots as well.
07/19/2017 at 21:05
I did this for Beech Aircraft Corp in 70's. It was a stellar-job for a young Buck building time and experience!
07/19/2017 at 06:05.
Display the keys for peace of mind.
Keep the Keys on the Panel
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07/19/2017 at 11:45
As a 30 year employee in the FBO business, I won't approach a piston engine aircraft until I can see the keys. While it doesn't indicate that you don't have a hot magneto, it gives peace of mind that the pilot won't accidentally move the key to the "start" position while I'm placing chocks on the nose gear.
07/19/2017 at 15:16
In hot places, keys go on fuel selector valve. Yeah, no one can see them, but at least you can touch them! And it reminds you first thing to put your fuel on Both, or wherever it needs to be.
07/19/2017 at 11:15
"Keeping the keys on the panel also allows you and anyone around your airplane to see that the keys are not in the ignition and that the magnetos are not live, which means the engine will not come to life if you move the propeller." - not 100% true or reliable
07/18/2017 at 22:45.
Tens of thousands of GA aircraft have not yet installed ADS-B Out. #OSH17
AEA to Award Five $1,000 Grants For ADS-B Installation
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07/18/2017 at 21:45.
Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger says there are better ways to solve the “political budget problem” that is ATC privatization.
Video: Rep. Steve Russell Invokes Sully Sullenberger in Opposition to ATC Privatization
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07/19/2017 at 15:12
Nothing wrong with sully, but how is he an expert on this? Are we going took hear from him on every single aviation conversation now lol? The guy is one Helluva good pilot. Not sure how that makes him an expert in everything though. (Insert your outrage to this comment below)
07/19/2017 at 07:24
Works fine up here in the great white north. I own a plane, I think my ATC fee is $75 a year. Nav Canada does a decent job in my opinion.
07/19/2017 at 03:05
This is a fight everyone in aviation needs to get on board with. Privatisation of a monopoly will only ever be bad for users.
07/18/2017 at 20:45.
ForeFlight partners with Uavionix to bring Scout to the market.
ForeFlight Launches Affordable Portable ADS-B In Unit
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07/19/2017 at 05:13
Any way to use one of these things in a plane with no electrical system (J3 Cub)? Possible to charge them before flight or run 'em off a small, portable power source?
07/19/2017 at 03:43
This is just a more expensive, less useable PingBuddy2. It ONLY works with ForeFlight, where the PingBuddy2 works with multiple other EFB's and is $50 cheaper.
07/18/2017 at 20:59
There are cheaper options out there. And it only works with Foreflight
07/18/2017 at 19:45.
Unmanned commercial and recreational drones pose a threat to $250 million fighter jets, says one official.
The Air Force Wants to Shoot Down Trespassing Drones
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07/18/2017 at 20:04
Mount a pellet gun pod on that F22 and use them for BB gun practice, it all translates to good shooting.
07/18/2017 at 21:29
There are a lot of rc airfields on bases and they are (were?) a part of the base and approved, so 'drone' flights are allowed over bases.
They will not shoot them down with guns, it will be HF EMF kinds of weaponry.
07/19/2017 at 09:45
Obviously, aside from licensing drone operators and training them not to fly in these areas, there is no 'easy' solution to this. I think there ought to be an ADSB requirement on drones over a certain weight where damage to an aircraft becomes substantive.
07/18/2017 at 18:40.
As the House delays a vote, the ATC privatization debate a decade later.
General Aviation Hasn’t Forgotten Aunt Edna
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07/18/2017 at 06:05.
Our response to automation errors.
What's It Doing Now?
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07/18/2017 at 13:59
I remember when we had little automation in aviation. The problem with automation in aviation today is if you turn off some of the automation completing the task become difficult or downright impossible to do.
07/18/2017 at 08:35
Rule 1 with computers: They are high speed idiots that do exactly as told...NOT WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU TOLD THEM.
07/18/2017 at 14:39
Click-click, click-click "Autopilot, auto throttle off" works every time.