A well know aviation attorney Johan Botha has launched an attack on the pending Lift Airlines of Gidon Novick. Botha claims that lift has not fulfilled the legal requirements for starting a new airline – particularly that it has not obtained its own Aircraft Operators certificate (AOC) and that itsRead More →

Never let an animal pre-flight your aircraft for you A Bear attacked this Super Cub while it was parked in a remote area in Alaska. The pilot had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the Bear picked up the fish smell. After a thorough pre-flightRead More →

September 17th to 24th 1944, marks the 76th anniversary of the start of the largest airbourne operation in history. On the opening day, more than 1,500 Allied aircraft and 500 gliders landed 20,000 troops to capture strategic bridges behind German lines. Despite its boldness, a shortage of transport aircraft, poor weather,Read More →

If you were the CFI, what could you have done differently in this situation? (Above picture is not the accident aircraft discussed) CFI/Student: Runway Over-run On Landing We found the following NASA ASRS report, written in 2018. A CFI flying with a student practicing landings describes a runway overrun event that, fortunately,Read More →

The world’s first ‘practical’ helicopter, designed by Igor Sikorsky, took to the air at Stratford, Connecticut, on September 14, 1939. The helicopter named VS-300 was built by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corporation. It was the first to incorporate a single main rotor and tail rotor design.Read More →

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reviewing issues regarding the Boeing 787 that may mandate further inspection. The move comes as the FAA examines issues that led Boeing to the grounding of eight of the type over structural issues. In August 2020, Boeing instructed several customers to groundRead More →