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NASA Safety Reporting System, Charles Taylor - The Forgotten Man

Charles Edward “Charlie” Taylor is not a household name. He is, in many respects, a typical “Forgotten Man,” whose contributions have been all but forgotten throughout aviation history. Charlie Taylor, born May 24, 1868 in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, quit school at age 12, was essentially self-educated, and had a brilliant, mechanically inclined mind. He settled in Dayton, Ohio where, through serendipitous circumstances, he met Orville and Wilbur of Wright brothers’ fame.



New AC 91-90: Approved Inspection Programs

 PURPOSE. This advisory circular (AC) prescribes the procedures to develop and submit aircraft owner- and operator-specific inspection programs in accordance with an inspection program selected under the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.409(f)(4), and satisfies the requirements of § 91.409(g) for review and approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


A Chat with Bob about the Value of Business Aviation

Business aviation plays an important role in support of both companies and communities. To raise awareness of its significance, No Plane No Gain is running a campaign called “Business Aviation Works.” The goal: to share what industry and government leaders have to say about the positive impact of business aviation.


Plane-Power Announces a $150 Alternator Trade-In Credit for Legacy Cessna and Piper Piston Engine Aircraft

 $150 trade-in credit makes it attractive for owners to install a new-generation Plane-Power alternator instead of continuing to overhaul their legacy unit.

Montgomery, AL, (November 7, 2016)  — Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announced today that the company is offering Cessna and Piper aircraft owners a $150 trade-in credit on legacy Chrysler and Ford alternators when they upgrade to a new-generation Plane-Power alternator.


Two Flexjet Mechanics Honored by FAA for Lifetime Accomplishments

 Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world’s most luxurious fleet of private jets, today announced that Senior Mechanics Donald Albrecht and Robert Mervar have received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award, the highest ho