Category Archives: GA

AOPA Launches Program for Rusty Pilots

From AvWeb: “AOPA has launched an initiative to help pilots who have stepped away from flying return to the sky. “Get back in the left seat” is the motto of the Rusty Pilots initiative, a free nationwide program to reactivate … Continue reading

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Google Glass on the Flight Deck

Ditch the iPad, it looks like there’s a new cockpit accessory that you might not be able to go without. From FlightClub: See the whole post here.

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Craving Subway?

This is the first mention I’ve seen of a Subway at an FBO. Air Facts Journal has the story: “Why was I happy to see a report that the longtime Wichita, Kansas, FBO, Yingling, would soon have a Subway at … Continue reading

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Garmin Goes Synthetic for Tablets

From AOPA: “Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived “synthetic vision,” but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology. Similarly, Garmin wasn’t the first to offer a syn-vis on a tablet computer app, but adding it to Garmin … Continue reading

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Bendix King’s EFB App Goes West

This was to be expected with the intense competition in the market. It’s interesting that the Bendix King spokesman seems to acknowledge ForeFlight is the leader. From AVweb: “Citing a crowded aviation tablet app market, Bendix King said it will … Continue reading

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Angle of Attack Device Certification

Angle of Attack devices can significantly increase safety. From EAA News: “The FAA today released a new, less-restrictive policy for installing Angle of Attack (AoA) systems in GA aircraft. The policy allows aircraft owners to install AoA systems that are … Continue reading

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Bird Strike Caught on Video

From AVweb: “Pilot Keith Baird was flying his Cessna 210 with a new video camera on board for the first time, just after Christmas, when a Canada goose crashed through the windscreen, and he caught it on camera. Baird said … Continue reading

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Here’s where you can find the drones

Today the FAA named six locations that will serve as test beds for integrating unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace system. These test sites will operate until 2017. From the FAA press release: University of Alaska. The University of … Continue reading

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Exciting Development in AVgas

100LL (Low Lead) is what powers the piston general aviation fleet in the United States and here at the High Altitude Flying Club. Shell Aviation recently had a surprise announcement of an unleaded replacement that would meet EPA specifications and … Continue reading

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Driver’s License Medical Back?

An exciting potential development in medical certification. From AVweb: “Representatives in the house Wednesday introduced legislation that would expand the use of a driver’s license as an acceptable qualifying medical standard for pilots flying light certificated GA aircraft. The General … Continue reading

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