Understanding Maneuvering Speed

What is maneuvering speed, and why should you care? Perhaps more importantly, what should you know to maximize your flying safety? The widely accepted definition of maneuvering speed (Va) is the speed at which an airplane will stall before exceeding its maximum load limit. But wait!  There’s more…to the story. Maneuvering speed has been masquerading…
20/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Issues Denver Environmental Assessment

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Denver Metroplex project.Before the FAA makes a final decision on the project, the agency will hold a 32-day public comment period. This will allow people to comment on the changes made in the Final EA compared to the Draft EA,…
20/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

John Travolta Is Really Into His Kid Being A Pilot

If you’re old enough to remember the debuts of such movies as Saturday Night Fever and Grease, or the TV show Welcome Back Kotter, you’re probably old enough to remember that there’s no way you thought that John Travolta would ever be a pilot. Well, as we pilots well know, he is, and he’s a…
19/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Seeks Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment for Las Vegas Metroplex Project

WASHINGTON-The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project, which proposes to use cutting-edge satellite navigation to move air traffic more efficiently through Southern Nevada.While the airspace around Las Vegas is already safe, its not as efficient as it could be. The…
19/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Microsoft Flight Sim Is Coming Back And Is It Ever Spectacular

Reinvention of Miscrosoft Flight Sim Microsoft Flight Sim is coming back in 2020 and we have the trailer for it and can not believe our eyes, or ears, or sense of touch, or anything else. It’s that amazing. The legendary video game franchise had fallen on hard times, and MS walked away from it several…
18/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Finally: A Fidget Spinner For Pilots!

Flynova's, flying, fidget spinner. The fidget spinner was a crazy, and short-lived fad last year, but that hasn’t stopped science from continuing to advance the state of the art! One company, FlyNova, has launched an Idiegogo fundraising campaign for its FlyNova fidget spinner, and, people, this one flies! The campaign has raised like 14,000 times…
17/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Garmin Gets Green Light For Piper Autopilot STCs

Garmin announced earlier this week that it had earned FAA approval for the installation of its popular GFC 500 autopilot into four models of Piper aircraft. The approvals add to those already in the books for a number of popular Cherokee-branded planes. The latest batch of approvals are for the PA-28 201T and PA-28 236…
16/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Flying Motorcycle Returns

Flying motorcycle from JetPack The company that floated the idea of a flying motorcycle, called the Speeder, JetPack Aviation, says it has the cash, $2 million, to make its flying motorcycle real. Company founder and CEO David Mayman told Tech Crunch that all systems were go on building a flying motorcycle, and that the military…
15/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

New Features In Sporty’s Learn to Fly, Instrument Courses

With the launch of its 2020 video courses for new pilots and for those seeking an instrument rating, Sporty’s has answered the question we’ve asked ourselves so many times before: What more could they possibly do to make these courses better? The answer, once again is, “Plenty.” The courses sell for $249 each, and while…
14/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

Speech – Safety Through Integrity, Innovation and People

Administrator Stephen DicksonWashington, DCRemarks As DeliveredIntroductionThank you for that kind introduction, Paul. Its good to be here at the Washington Aero Club among so many friends and colleagues. You know, Im a bit embarrassed to say this, but this is the first time Ive been to a Washington Aero Club luncheon, despite being in the…
14/11/2019/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…
13/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy

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…
13/11/2019/by Miami Flight Academy
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