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The AOPA is fighting FBO price gouging!



AOPA has heard from increasing numbers of pilots that at certain airports, pricing practices for fuel, ramp fees, tie down fees, facility fees, infrastructure fees, access fees and even fees for being picked up by a taxi at an FBO are pushing general aviation away from our community’s airports that are meant to be available to pilots and the…


Added by Greg Herrick on September 29, 2017 at 10:55am — 11 Comments

NBAA Statement on Congressional Passage of Short-Term FAA Funding Extension

Washington, DC, Sept. 28, 2017 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement regarding congressional enactment of a short-term extension to fund operations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“While NBAA has always supported passage of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, we appreciate that congressional leaders have taken this important step to provide an extension of FAA funding and…


Added by Greg Herrick on September 29, 2017 at 10:52am — 12 Comments

Federation of aviation sports of East part of Russian Federation held its precise landing competition

To watch last news from Russian Aviation

The designers of atomic planes. Moscow hosted 12th aviation and aeronautics history contest.

1st of May in Khabarovsk. Federation of aviation sports of the Far East held its precise landing competition.

Russo-Chinese auto-gyros. The new project starts in Voskresensk near Moscow.

XCmeteo startup…


Added by Evgeny Maximov on June 10, 2015 at 5:57pm — 12 Comments

FlightFlix: No Room For Jello

If you have an HD camera and you have attached it to your aircraft or any vehicle, there is a good chance you have experienced "jello effect".  Jello effect is slang for what is technically called global shutter. When your video picture waves as though…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on April 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: The Rose Diner

The winter of 2015 has been unseasonably warm and dry in the mountain west. Still while flying into Pagosa Springs, the snow-capped San Juan Mountains on the western side of the Continental Divide frame the sun drenched San Juan Basin. After…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on April 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Book Review: An Astronauts Guide...

Growing up with the space age, I have read my share of space biographies. From John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, through stories from shuttle pilots, I have had a front-row seat to the conquest of space. While they have all been fascinating, they have generally all…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on March 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Training & Safety: Are You The Best You Can Be?

Well, that is sort of a question that has no good answer. But, maybe this is a good resolution for 2015. And I would like to offer some thoughts that might help you keep such a resolution.

If I told you that you needed to learn a power setting and pitch setting and configuration for every phase of flight, you would think that your work load just increased dramatically. But actually, that knowledge, along with the realization…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on February 17, 2015 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

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Added by Glenn Brasch on February 9, 2015 at 7:36pm — 3 Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

I cradled Coco, a slight emaciated sienna and white female pit bull, and loaded her and her litter into the back of N811GW, a Cessna 182T. This doggy family was remarkably calm given what they’ve gone through.

Coco was found huddling with her seven puppies under a trailer in Alvarado, Texas. After a quick phone call,…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on February 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

oldest aircraft flown

I flew a Rearwin Cloudster from the thirties back around 1948, but learned to fly in a Piper J3 on floats in 1947 and soloed in 4:45 .  That was about 32,000 hours ago .  However I flew for the airlines for 36 years in DC-3 thru Boeing 727.  Received the FAA Master Pilot award around three years ago.  I will take a flight review this week to fly Light Sport as I'm only 86.

Added by Robert Kaplan on February 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments


Oh, yes. It is the time of year when we all make them. This is the time of year…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on January 21, 2015 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

AirAsia flight QZ8501

It is painful to learn sudden disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 between Surabaya and Singapore. This being a second incidence, the first  was of MH-370.

Reasons for such unfortunate occurrences are subject to Investigation by experts. Here I am being an Aviation enthusiast understand that in Air accidents, the aircraft’s Cockpit Voice Data Recorder and Flight Data Recorder play a vital role in finding out what went wrong during the flight. However both the Gadgets are to be…


Added by ajit a dave on January 9, 2015 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Stuart's Best of 2014


Favorite Flying Charity

Pilots N Paws (PNP)

4651 Howe Road

Landrum, South Carolina 29356

I’m a volunteer pilot for Pilots N Paws (PNP) and am a big softy for anything with four legs and a tail. Pilots N Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Landrum, South Carolina that was founded in 2008 by animal-lover Debi Boies…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on December 30, 2014 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

If You Are Ready To Sell Buy or Trade Your Aircraft USA Aircraft Does The Heavy Lifting

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No one that I know of can put your aircraft on as large retail market as we can. USA Aircraft Brokers has a staff of 61 Area Brokers and FBO sales agents throughout…


Added by Terrence Prather on December 30, 2014 at 12:09am — 5 Comments

Top 10 Features When Shopping for HD Cameras (for Aviation Use)

Looking for a great gift for the family member that is impossible…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on December 9, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: The Mesa Grill

Christmas in Sedona, Arizona isn’t what it once was. The great recession continues to clam causalities. In 2013, after 22 years, the Red Rock Holiday Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa was cancelled. The festival featured nearly one million lights illuminating over two-dozen fanciful displays designed and…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on December 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Kansas and Iowa residents support an effort to open lakes to pilots flying float planes

Kansas and Iowa residents support an effort to open lakes to pilots flying float-equipped aircraft for seaplane operations.

The state aviation offices in Kansas and Iowa are pursuing the possibility of opening lakes owned by the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers to those pilots flying float-equipped aircraft. This petition is circulated to measure the level of interest from the aviation community to opening said…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on November 12, 2014 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

Book Review - The Forgotten 500

Last month I looked at a little-known period of aviation during World War I.  This month I have a book about a little-know event of World War II, and how the errors made at the time affected Europe and the United States for the following seventy years.…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on November 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Bending propellers with cameras

Hello, my name is Ryan, and I am an aviation addict! Whether work or play, my career and hobbies all revolve around airplanes. I have been fortunate over the years to be allowed to fly numerous rare aircraft. On many of these great flights I have found…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 31, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: Messina’s Runway Café at the Terminal

On a late August day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States bringing with her 125 mph winds. Katrina’s storm surge submerged eighty percent of the city of New Orleans including significantly damaging…


Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 20, 2014 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

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