Entries by Miami Flight Academy

Mooney Ceasing Production

The Mooney factory assembly line in Kerrville, Texas. Courtesy of Mooney International The Kerrville Daily Times is reporting that Mooney International has ceased manufacturing operations at its Kerrville Airport factory at Kerrville Municipal Airport (KERV), Texas. In the move, a company spokesman said, the company laid off 229 employees, bringing Mooney employment down to around 90…

News and Updates – FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop

WASHINGTONThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA will hold the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) Phase 2 Industry Workshop in December. Building on UPP Phase 1, UPP Phase 2 will showcase additional technologies, including Remote Identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density. The UPPs success is dependent upon…

Inside The 2019 Valdez Fly-In And STOL Contest

When people think “Valdez,” they picture big tire taildraggers. But this Alaska classic is way more than that. Here, Scott Sexton wrings out his Citabria for the airshow crowd. Photo by Steve Furlong Whether you’ve seen it on Facebook or YouTube (or 20 other online places), you’re doubtless aware of the Valdez STOL competition. It’s…

FAA Approves Epic E1000 Turboprop

The FAA type certification of the Epic E1000 has been a long time in coming, coming, seven years and 23 minutes, according to one Epic employee. But who’s keeping track! So if there was a celebration going in Bend, Oregon, last night, our only complaint is that we weren’t there too. It is not every…