New Plane Sharing Company Gets Big Investment

Plane sharing app BlackBird just got a $10 million for its startup. Will it succeed where two similar apps failed? (photo by: Dean Drobot/Shutterstock) Did the FAA’s successful shutting down of plane sharing apps AirPooler and Flytenow kill off plane sharing in the United States? Apparently not. Forbes reported earlier this week that BlackBird, an aircraft…
22/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

VIDEO: NTSB Report Finds Multiple Mistakes Preceded Fatal Teterboro Crash

The NTSB recently released its final report on a May 2017 crash that killed two who were flying to New Jersey's Teterboro Airport. (image courtesy: NTSB) The NTSB has issued its final report on the May 15, 2017, crash of a Learjet 35A just south of New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) near New York City.…
21/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Going Direct: 737 Max Crisis And Its Collateral Casualty, Our Trust

The crashes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air 610 5 months apart, both involving new Boeing Max 737s, have raised several questions. Pictured: A 737 Max, the type of plane involved in the recent crashes. Unlike small planes, airliners hardly ever crash. Their safety record isn’t perfect, but it’s close enough to that…
20/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Piper Delivers Eight Archers to Dallas Flight School Location

Sales of Piper's Archer TX helped boost the manufacture's sales in 2018. (photo courtesy: Piper Aircraft) Sales were up last year for Piper Aircraft and the Florida-based GA manufacturer hopes to improve on that success. And it looks like they're on track. Earlier this month, ATP Flight School took delivery of eight of Piper's Archer…
19/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

The Path To Mastery And Art

Patty Wagstaff flying aerobatics with Pete Muntean in an Extra 300L. I was recently interviewed for an Experimental Aircraft Association podcast and was asked an interesting question that I had not been asked before: What did you learn about yourself after you had flown for 10 years? I had to think for a minute before…
18/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

President Trump Issues Order Grounding All US 737 Max Planes

President Trump has issued an executive order grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes. Pictured: A 737 Max in Southwest's fleet. Photo courtesy: Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Numerous news outlets are reporting that President Trump has issued an executive order grounding all 737 Max aircraft in the United States. The grounding was to go into effect…
17/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

A Flying Motorcycle Is In The Works

JetPack Aviation's Speeder, which it's billing as a "flying motorcycle," is being sold for $380,000. (Image courtesy: JetPack Aviation). If you’ve seen photos of a new flying motorcycle called the Speeder, you might be as confused as we are about in what way it's a motorcycle. It looks more like a flying jet ski or…
16/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

What Could 737 Max Debacle Cost Boeing?

A Boeing 737 Max. The company recently announced it has been working on a software fix for its 737 Max 8 after two crashes occurred within five months. (photo courtesy: Boeing Aircraft) What will the 737 Max debacle cost Boeing, the largest airplane maker in history and one of the biggest companies, too? If companies…
15/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Draco: The Coolest Airplane In The World?

Draco creator Mike Patey built it from a stock Wilga PZL 104. Photo by Jim Raeder What do you get when you put a turbine engine on one of the most versatile of all bush planes? A pretty epic race-winning STOL aircraft, and this year’s winner of the 2018 High Sierra STOL Drag competition. Brainchild…
14/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Gear And Products For Aviation Enthusiasts

Click through the photo gallery below to learn about new products and gear for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The items featured all appeared in the March 2019 issue of Plane & Pilot, subscribe today to learn about more new products. [See image gallery at www.planeandpilotmag.com] The post Gear And Products For Aviation Enthusiasts appeared first…
13/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max

3/12/19 6:10pm UpdateStatement from Acting FAA Administrator Daniel K. ElwellThe FAA continues to review extensively all available data and aggregate safety performance from operators and pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX.Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided…
13/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

April 2019 Crossword Key

Across     2  First modular space station     4  Guy who made a big noise with a Bell     7  What to fly when getting there is pretty standard     8  Clyde of Silverwing fame   10  Mostly used in aviation instead of SM   12  Renaissance man who designed methods of flight   14 …
12/03/2019/by Miami Flight Academy
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