McCain Asks Mattis For CR Impacts

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) are asking Defense Secretary James Mattis for specifics on how the U.S. military will be affected if it begins fiscal 2018 operating on a continuing budget resolution.

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At the end of the rainbow

Piergiorgio Goldoni sent us this photo of a rainbow around a Piper 28-180, on the apron after a big thunderstorm over Modena-Marzaglia Airport (LIPM) in Italy.

Atol triphibian for sky, sea, or snow

To many observers, the development of Light-Sport Aircraft seaplanes is fast-paced, inventive, and intriguing. You may have read about entries from the USA, Europe, or New Zealand. How about Finland? “Finland has 188,000 lakes,” said Anssi Rekula, cofounder and sales director for Atol Avion, producer of the Atol LSA seaplane. “We know the joys of […]

Video: Experiencing the eclipse at 10,000 feet

Arthur Billingsley sent us this video, with a quick explanation: “Decided to experience the solar eclipse 2017 on the wing at 10,000 feet over South Carolina. Afternoon summer coastal weather would have made viewing from the ground less than best. Departed from Charleston, S.C., (KCHS) heading toward Columbia, S.C. The event was great and surreal […]

FAA releases Hurricane Harvey update

The FAA reported Aug. 30, 2017, that it has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the area devastated by Hurricane Harvey, including at Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. Agency officials advise General Aviation pilots that the FAA has issued a number of TFRs for the Houston area and […]

CAP aerial photos missions begin over Texas

SAN ANTONIO – The Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing began flying aerial imagery missions Aug. 30, 2017, for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the coastal areas initially ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. During the ongoing missions, CAP aircrews will fly over Corpus Christi, North Padre Island, Mustang Island, Rockport, Aransas […]