Latest version of SkyView launched for experimentals and LSA

The latest version of Dynon Avionics’ SkyView system software for experimental and light sport aircraft is now available on the Dynon website for download. The update features the first official release for the Advanced Control Module (ACM). The ACM is a full-featured, plug-n-play digital electrical hub for aircraft equipped with Dynon’s turnkey ADVANCEDPANEL. The latest […]

Video: Pushing the envelope

A new video posted on YouTube tells the story of Red Flight Alaska, a group of 10 pilots who have made an annual pilgrimage to Alaska for the last eight years.

Picture of the Day: No, it’s not a glider — I hope

Steve Franseen submitted the following photo and note (as well as the headline): “Visiting a friend just before a beautiful dusk flight home in my experimental Cozy III. Across town in 11 minutes? No problem.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. […]

Pictures of the day: His new flying machine

Rafael Cortes sent in these photos, excitedly explaining they are of his new flying maching, a Rans S-10 Sakota. “It is actually from 1990, but never completed the Phase 1 of the Experimental Amateur Built Airworthiness,” he reports. “A friend of mine rescued it in 2013, and totally rebuilt it in 2015. My friend got […]

Homebuilt accidents drop to historic lows

Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft, particularly amateur-built aircraft, continued their decline during the FAA’s 2017 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, falling to historic lows. For the 12-month period from Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017, fatal accident totals in amateur-built aircraft were down 18% to just 27, compared with 33 during the […]

What’s wrong with experimental pilots?

That’s the question Richard Collins asks in a new blog post at Air Facts. He notes: “The higher incidence of accidents in experimental aircraft is just as logical as the fact that the fatal accident rate in private (general) aviation is almost infinitely higher than it is in airline flying. When more freedom is granted […]