Affordable flying…it’s every pilot’s dream, and affordable aircraft come in many different types. The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo recognizes that and recently expanded the categories of aircraft that it will welcome, with support from AVweb and Triple R Affordable Aircraft.
September 10, 2014 – The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday adopted recommendations to educate pilots on the potential impairment risks in prescription and over-the-counter medications, as use of such medications grows among the entire U.S. population.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum presents a limited opportunity September 30th, 9am-10am to see the premiere unveiling of life-like bronze statue, "Soul of the Forward and Faithful," by nationally recognized sculptor Mardie Rees, before it travels to its home at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. The statue honors the U.S. Marine Raiders, the first elite force created to serve in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The sculpture is on view now through October 30th.
FAA selects four fuels for initial testing beginning this fall
September 8, 2014 – The Experimental Aircraft Association is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has selected four unleaded aviation fuels to undergo initial testing in the search for a viable alternative to leaded avgas. Those fuels – two from Swift Fuels, one from Shell, and one from TOTAL – will begin Phase 1 lab and rig testing this fall at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Testing will continue until fall 2015.
Aircraft Spruce will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 4th at all three of their locations. Visit Aircraft Spruce West at 225 Airport Circle in Corona, CA close to the Corona Airport(KAJO) from 7am-3pm, Aircraft Spruce East at 452 Dividend Drive in Peachtree City, beside Falcon Field(KFFC) from 8am-4pm, or Aircraft Spruce Canada at 150 Aviation Avenue at the Brantford Municipal Airport(CYFD) from 8am-3pm.
Agency grants extension requests from EAA, CAF, others
September 2, 2014 – The Federal Aviation Administration will allow an additional 30 days to comment on its proposed hangar-use policy under an extension granted Tuesday following multiple requests from the GA community.