Gear: April 2018

Gear: April 2018

Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for reviews on the latest aviation gear! 360fly 4K Video Camera Capturing 360-degree video footage just got a lot easier thanks to the 360fly 4K ($499.99) camera. Packaged in a sleek black eye-ball design, the 360fly delivers both style and functionality for adventurers looking to record their experiences in…
23/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill

Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill

Do you want more aviation news and notes from Plane & Pilot? Sign up for our newsletter!  Uber for light planes? It might be happening. Contained in the FAA reauthorization bill currently speeding its way through Congress is a little noticed provision that would change the charter game completely. The rider would allow pilots to…
22/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
NTSB Report Out on Fatal Embry Riddle Crash

NTSB Report Out on Fatal Embry Riddle Crash

Sign up for our newsletter for more news and notes from Plane & Pilot! The NTSB has issued its preliminary, factual report on the crash of a 2007 Piper Arrow PA-28-R201 on April 4th, 2018. Zachary Capra, 25, an Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) student was taking a checkride with 61-year-old FAA designated flight examiner…
21/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) that requires operators to inspect fan blades on certain CFM56-7B engines within 20 days.The directive is based on a CFM International Service Bulletin issued today and on information gathered from the investigation of Tuesdays Southwest Airlines engine failure. The inspection requirement applies to CFM56-7B…
21/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
Engines in Southwest Flight 1380 Accident Under the Spotlight

Engines in Southwest Flight 1380 Accident Under the Spotlight

Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! The CFM engines that power the Boeing 737-700 are in the spotlight, and not for reasons that anyone is happy about. The CFM 56 engine. Courtesy of CFM The NTSB said that it is aware that there might…
20/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
5 Things: Why Southwest Pilot’s Radio Calls Will Make You Proud

5 Things: Why Southwest Pilot’s Radio Calls Will Make You Proud

Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Airlines pilot who masterfully handled the Boeing 737-700 that experienced an uncontained engine failure demonstrated a number of behaviors that we’d all be well advised to learn from. The accident happened aboard…
19/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Statement on Issuing Airworthiness Directive (AD)

The FAA will issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines. The directive will require an ultrasonic inspection of fan blades when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Any blades that fail the inspection will have to be replaced.
19/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
SocialFlight Founder Discusses Titan T-51D Build

SocialFlight Founder Discusses Titan T-51D Build

Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! Jeff Simon, founder of SocialFlight, and his two sons are building a Titan T-51D Mustang in their home, and are filming the entire project. Simon said he hopes the video series gets more people interested in general aviation…
18/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
Bristell: An LSA Traveling Machine

Bristell: An LSA Traveling Machine

I’ve become a big fan in recent years of Milan Bristela, the Czech airplane designer who’s behind the shape of a few LSA on the market right now, including the BRM Bristell a carbon fiber sport plane that pushes the limits of the term “sport” with its list of quality (and quantity) of life features…
17/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
Day Two: Sun ‘n Fun Makes Good On Its Name

Day Two: Sun ‘n Fun Makes Good On Its Name

Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! It wasn’t all good, but the weather in Lakeland turned from miserable on opening day to spectacular on day two, as the clouds rolled away to be replaced by crystal blue skies and temperatures in the mid-70s by…
16/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Response to 60 Minutes Story of April 15, 2018

FAAs response to the 60 Minutes story (PDF) of April 15, 2018 includes:Signed letter from Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator, Aviation SafetyFAA Order 8000.373, FAA Compliance PhilosophyFAA Order 8000.72, FAA Integrated Oversight Philosophy
16/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
Aviat’s Husky Adds New Tricks

Aviat’s Husky Adds New Tricks

Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for news, reviews and more! When the Aviat A-1 Husky first took wing in 1986, it was a pretty barebones take on the Piper PA-18 Super Cub design. More than three decades later, it’s a lot more than that, as the designers at Aviat have refined the Husky’s design,…
15/04/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
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