October 2017

When the Lights Went Out

“Want to fly with me to see the total eclipse?” The text from friend and M2 owner Larry King seemed simple enough. Since the viewing percentage in the Dallas area would be only 70 percent, why not take the airplane to a location where we could experience what many had not seen for nearly 100 Read More

FDS Avionics Intros Interactive 2D and 3D Maps for BizAv Passengers

In-flight entertainment and cabin management systems manufacturer FDS Avionics Corp., has rolled out two new moving maps for business and private aviation. The do 3D Moving Map provides an intensely detailed three-dimensional moving map experience. The 3D map can be configured to show different views and levels of detail up to 15 square meters, per Read More

Daher-sponsored Parasol Replica Joins EAA Aviation Museum  

If you attended AirVenture 2017, you may have admired a full-sized Morane-Saulnier Type L “Parasol” airplane on display in the Daher/Socata exhibit area. Daher has announced that this hand-built aircraft will join the EAA Aviation Museum collection in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The flightworthy replica aircraft originally was planned for a return to France. However, the company Read More

Exit Strategy

When to set the brakes for the last time. It was on the 10th day of May – 1884 – that I confessed to age by mounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time. The spectacles stayed Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Dr. Shelly deZevallos WHERE: Houston, Texas POSITION: President of West Houston Airport / Principal at Independent Mortgage Company CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: NBAA Board Member / Founding Member and President of Texans for General Aviation Ratings: Glider, SEL, MEL, IFR, Commercial Hours: 4,000+ 1. As a third-generation pilot, aviation is in your blood. How does aviation play a role Read More