Flying: Avidyne Expands Database to Include Backcountry Airstrips

Flying: Avidyne Expands Database to Include Backcountry Airstrips. “Flying into the backcountry and landing on an unimproved strip next to a lake where the fish normally die of old age is on many a pilot’s bucket list. The Avidyne Corporation, Jeppesen and the Recreational Aviation Foundation are making it easier to find these out-of-the-way places by including them in the new Jeppesen Nav Databases for GPS. The new database will feature unimproved airstrips on both private property and public lands.”

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: How Has the Pandemic Impacted Pilot Skill? New Research Finds ‘Rust’

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: How Has the Pandemic Impacted Pilot Skill? New Research Finds ‘Rust’. “When it comes to flying airplanes, the ‘use it or lose it’ rule applies to keeping pilot skills sharp. There has been no greater time in recent history, however, when pilots lacked a chance to “use it” than during the Covid-19 pandemic, when airlines halted or greatly reduced their services. This stretch of time, according to an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researcher, had an alarming impact on pilot proficiency.”

Yorkshire Post: Log book shows pilot Amy Johnson loved taking plane for joyride

Yorkshire Post: Log book shows pilot Amy Johnson loved taking plane for joyride. “Covering the years from when she was learning to fly until just before the outbreak of the Second World War, the log book includes the Hull-born pilot’s record-breaking flights and her historic solo flight to Australia in 1930. The original document can be seen at Sewerby Hall, near Bridlington, but it is the first time a complete transcript has been made available on the East Riding Museums website.”