FBI Joins Search For Missing Pilot, Kelsey Berreth

Kelsey Berreth Lost pilots are generally associated with a lost airplane, but in this case, the authorities are wondering if the missing pilot, Colorado flight instructor Kelsey Berreth, might be an exception to that rule. Berreth, who is 29, went missing on Thanksgiving Day. She was last seen at a grocery store in Woodland Park,…
13/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA: Make Sure Laser-Light Displays Aren't Aimed at the Sky

With the holiday season upon us, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)wants to make sure your laser-light displays are aimed at your house and not into the sky.Each year we receive reports from pilots who are distracted or temporarily blinded by residential laser-light displays. You might not realize this, but a well-meaning attempt to spread holiday…
13/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

Going Direct: Burbank, Tailwinds, The Vice President and Landing Too Long

The news last week of a Southwest Boeing 737 (but I repeat myself) overrunning the runway end at Burbank is a story of the triumph of technology over the failings of human beings. The jet landed a little long on a short runway with a tailwind in heavy rain...yeah, I know, right? Runway 8 is…
12/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Save the Date-The UAS Symposium is Coming!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 4th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on February 12-14, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.This years Symposium is all about getting down to business. Come learn how the FAA is partnering with industry stakeholders…
12/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

When Pilots Get Vectored Across Final

Night alignment with runway Fly IFR, and you’ll run into this situation soon enough: You’re on a base-leg vector to the localizer or inbound course. This means you’re perpendicular to the final approach course—the course that takes you to the runway—and the next heading you receive from ATC should result in a 20- to 30-degree…
11/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Starting Outreach for Metroplex Project in Florida

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing new flight paths for aircraft flying over Central and South Florida. The project is called South-Central Florida Metroplex and the Agency will ask the public for input as it develops the new air traffic control procedures.We will involve the public as we design the new procedures, and conduct…
11/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

4 Ways To Avoid A Nightmare Annual

1973 Cessna 177b (Cardinal) It’s probably not all that often that an airplane owner brings their plane in for an annual inspection and leaves with a smile. However, for seven years I was lucky enough to have that experience. During that time, I lived in Delaware, and the shop I used for my annual was…
10/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

Cool Clean-Sheet Engine Nearing Finish Line

EPS Graflight Diesel Engine EPS Diesel has reported the best of news for start-up companies working to get a new design over the finish line: it has gotten additional funding “which should allow them to complete FAA Certification and to obtain production certification for the Graflight 8 diesel engine.” The company said the delay in…
08/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

Don’t Let Your Bucket List Get You Down, Reverse It!

Sarina Houston Most people have some sort of bucket list. Sometimes we don’t get it on paper, but we all have goals we want to achieve or amazing feats we want to accomplish before we die. You know the list. Climb Mt. Everest. Fly around the world. Safari in Africa. Get over your fear of…
07/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Super Bowl LIII Flight Requirements for GA Pilots

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Atlanta between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2019, will want to check out the FAAs Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LIII is Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Game time will be at 6:30 p.m. EST. The FAA has…
07/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

NTSB Names Cause of Crash That Killed Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry, of the country music group Montgomery Gentry, performs for a packed crowd at the sports pavilion at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 17, 2010. Photo by Michael R. Holzworth, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsThe September 8, 2017, helicopter crash that claimed the life of well-known country western music star…
06/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy

Cool Products For Pilots And Aviation Enthusiasts

Here is Plane & Pilot's round up of the newest and most interesting gear and products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Robinson R66 Cargo Hook Robinson R66 Cargo Hook The recently FAA-approved Robinson cargo hook gives R66 fliers the ability to carry heavy external loads—up to 1,200 pounds’ worthwhile easily managing them from the cockpit.…
05/12/2018/by Miami Flight Academy
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