Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Sonex Tells Us Another SubSonex Jet Has Taken To The Sky
For many years there have been attempts to bring recreational aviation a true ultimate ‘Walter Mitty’ machine in the form of a personal, single-place jet. It wasn’t until Sonex came out with their kit-built version of the SubSonex that we finally got what we wanted.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Robbie Culver, A Friend Of ANN, Achieves A Lifetime Milestone
It's hard to explain... unless you've done it... you know -- devoted months and years of hopes, dreams, elbow grease and the sweat of your brow (not to mention an untold number of aero-monetary units) to crafting a real-live flying machine of your very own. It happens hundreds of times a year and there's never enough fanfare, in my opinion, given to those who not only cast gravity aside... but do so in vehicles that they crafted for themselves. It starts months and years ahead of the event... filled with puzzlement, accomplishment, disappointment, confusion, eventual comprehension/understanding and lots of 'just plane' hard work. But when you're done, you trundle this contraption out to a runway and commit your dreams, as well as yourself, to undertaking aviation in a way that only a few can boast of... after all; it's the first flight of a aircraft that you crafted -- yourself.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015
The Revised Words In PBOR2 Regarding The Wavering Of The Third Class Medical Lead To Special Issuance Questions
Last week in our AeroSports Update, we addressed the history of attempts to ease the requirement for a third class medical. The words in the Pilots Bill of Rights-2 (PBOR2) regarding the third class medical have been revised and both EAA and AOPA say this may be the only way to get third class medical relief. However, the issue remains that a special issuance medical may still be required in some cases.