Mysteries of Flight: Biggest Airplane In The World

Airbus Beluga The Mystery: What is the biggest airplane in the world? Sounds simple, but you hear several different models being spoken about as the “biggest.” Is the term meaningless, or can there be a champ? Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! The Backstory:…
19/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Accident Briefs: January 2019

The reports republished here are from the NTSB and are printed verbatim and in their complete form. Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! PIPER PA-28-140 Stonewall, Texas/Injuries: 1 Fatal The airplane owner and a mechanic completed the airplane's annual inspection the morning of the…
17/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

First Female Viper Squadron Leader Out After Two Weeks

Capt. Zoe Kotnik The head of the 20th Fighter Wing, Colonel Derek O’Malley, on Tuesday relieved Captain Zoe Kotnik of her command of the Viper F-16 demonstration team, saying in an announcement that the move was “due to a loss of confidence in her ability to lead and command” the team. Kotnik will not fly…
16/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Original P-51 Mustang: You Won’t Believe The Asking Price

P-51 Mustang The most famous fighter of World War II and one of the best-loved airplanes of any kind ever, the P-51 Mustang has been going up in price for years, driven by a limited stock of them—North American Aviation hasn’t made them for 70-something years, after all. It’s pretty typical for P-51s to go…
15/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 99.7 Special Security Instructions to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions.Information on…
15/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Boeing 747: 50 Years, 50 Amazing Facts

An early United Airlines 747 taking off from Boeing Field. It’s been a wild and unpredictable half century for arguably the most innovative airliner ever, the Boeing 747. Dreamt up back in the mid 1960s, the double-decker jet burst onto the scene in a way that probably only one other airliner ever has, and that…
14/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Modifies LAANC Service Provider Request

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has modified its process to request new service suppliers for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC pronounced LANCE).The FAA began considering applicants beyond the current 14 suppliers on January 7. The initial application period has now been extended to increase participation, and the agency has revised all…
14/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Drones in our Airspace

The most common use of drones include videography and photography. When was the last time you buckled yourself into the cockpit of your plane, tuned in the ATIS, prepared to taxi and thought, “I wonder if I’m going to hit a drone when I take off today?” The answer is probably never, and that may…
13/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must…
13/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Alarming Past For Deadly SoCal Crash Pilot

The scene of a deadly crash in Yorba Linda, California. Since the tragic crash on Super Bowl Sunday of a Cessna 414 cabin class piston twin that killed the pilot and four people on the ground in Yorba Linda, California, details have emerged that raise serious questions about the pilot’s background and certification status. Are…
12/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Pilot Experiences Double Engine Failure Over Africa

A river in Africa almost became the runway for Bill Cox. You might call the approach to the runway at Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal, challenging, especially if you’re flying on an even modestly windy day. In my case, I went into Funchal in a typical wind event, flying a new Cessna T303 Crusader, a medium…
11/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

March 2019 Crossword Key

Across     1  Mooney ____ Ultra     5  Mnemonics based pre-landing checklist     8  High winds     9  Mnemonics based word for when you do your pre-take off checklist   10  What stealthy aircraft want to avoid being   12  The object of our obsession   14  Steep nose descent   17  Faintly lit  …
10/02/2019/by Miami Flight Academy
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