B. Coleman Aviation Opens New Hangar

B. Coleman Aviation has completed construction of its 40,000-sq.-ft. hangar at Gary/Chicago Airport located 25 mi. from Chicago. The construction expands the facility to about 95,000 sq. ft. The new hangar can accommodate four large-cabin aircraft and eight small-to-midsize aircraft. The addition was added to meet the growing demand in the region for business aviation services.

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Picture of the day: Sonex at sunset

Robbie Culver of Naperville, Illinois, sent in this photo, taken from a tail-mounted GoPro of his Sonex landing at the Rock Falls, Illinois, airport at sunset. Robbie Culver of Naperville, Illinois, sent in this photo, taken from a tail-mounted GoPro of his Sonex landing at the Rock Falls, Illinois, airport at sunset.

No pilot? No problem!

An age-old component of aviation has been the pilot-in-the-loop. A pilot brings sophisticated human faculties to bear in solving problems of flight and making judgments on proper actions. But sometimes, the presence of a pilot can be detrimental — to the pilot. If an aircraft is to be subjected to dangers ranging from gun and […]

Video: Fourth birthday, first aerobatic flight

PlaneJunkies posted the video on Dec. 14, 2017, taken on his daughter’s fourth birthday and her first aerobatic flight in a Christen Eagle. “She has been flying in the Eagle since the age of two riding along, but was just to small to put on a parachute until now,” dad reports. Her first request: A four-point […]

NTSB releases summary of 2015 accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its summary of US civil aviation accidents for calendar year 2015. The summary includes details of all civil aviation accidents that occurred in 2015. Also available is accident trend data from 2006-2015, including: General Aviation Accidents, 2006-2015; General Aviation Accident Rates, 2006-2015; Purpose of Flight and Aircraft […]