Michael Goulian is the first pilot from the US that has won the Red Bull Air Race in Indianapolis. The event took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the October 6-7.
Goulian have fought hard to win this race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Over 40,000 fans were watching the race. As race officials said, Michael Goulian was the fastest loser in the opening round, so no one actually thought that he’d be able to finish first in the last race.
Goulian’s two remaining rivals for the 2018 World Championship definitely had a bad time here in Indianapolis – Martin Sonka has [...]
There are many new aircraft startups being launched across the US. Two of the startups we are going to talk about are located in California: first one in San Francisco, second one is near Sacramento. Another startup is located more to the north, near Idaho. Young entrepreneurs are trying hard to shape the future of the industry. Norfolk Aviation is here to review all the latest models being created.
The experts think that we might have a light aircraft revolution in the next 5-10 years. The new generation of these kinds of planes are going to be groundbreaking light and small. There’s a lot of attention on the new models that are, as experts say, about to change the game.
Airplane racing is a thing, don’t be surprised about it. Several airplanes flying side by side at hundreds of miles per hour – it looks just like you imagine it: incredibly fast, very dangerous and breath-taking.
Two weeks ago, Norfolk, VA pilot Andy Findlay set a new record in a division – he was flying at 402.7 mph. “That’s the equivalent of 440 mph land speed,” – says Andy. He won his first Stihl National championship at the 55th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational in Reno, NV.
Andy’s life has been connected to racing for a long time. He started airplane racing about 6 years [...]
Airplanes require a lot of attention, even if it’s a small plane. They are complicated machines that need to be taken care of in order for them to work right. It’s also a financial investment you don’t want to lose. It’s also a safety issue – the better your aircraft’s condition, the safer it will be for you to fly it. Norfolk Aviation is here to help you understand what you should do to keep your plane in perfect condition as long as possible.
Keep it clean
Yes, it’s that simple (at first). Keeping your plane [...]
Lancair is introducing their new sleek, two-seat, composite kit airplane – the Barracuda, that is projected to cost around $200,000 and cruise at 200 knots.
“It’s based on the Lancair Legacy but it will have a one-piece wing that lowers both the weight of the airplane and the complexity of the build,” said Conrad Huffstutler, Lancair president. “It will have fixed tricycle landing gear, and the option of a retractable nose gear—just like the Mako.”
Lancair’s four-seat, composite Mako is an experimental-category airplane with a unique nose gear that retracts and extends automatically with [...]
You don’t usually see prices for pre-owned airplanes jump up 20% to 30% with no reason. The latest Skyhawks price increase can tell us a lot of new things about the industry in 2018.
The market went completely crazy this summer. Old Cessna Skyhawks surprisingly became a thing that everybody on the market wants to have. As expected, prices went up $10,000 to $50,000 for models made in 1960s and 1970s.
Experts vary in their thoughts about the reasons for a price jump that huge, but everybody agrees on one thing – market is changing very fast.
New programs that help bring old pilots back in business may be one of [...]
If you’re shopping for an aircraft, there’s no doubt that you’ve come across one or two with some form of damage. These can be as benign as accidentally pushing a plan into the back end of a hanger and causing minor rippling of the elevator skin to full-fledged gear up landings that resulted in a prop strike and other substantial damage to the other side of the aircraft.
Following the event that caused the damage, repairs usually begin. Of course, the shop you choose to repair this damage is extremely important. You have to examine their experience, whether or not they fixed this [...]
Do you know what the #1 thing smart buyers look for when they’re shopping around for a used aircraft?
It isn’t the upgrades and fancy avionics.
It isn’t over enthusiastic sales teams.
Surprisingly, it’s not even the lowest possible price! The #1 thing that buyers are looking for when they are in the market for a used aircraft is honest and consistent communication. Aircraft buyers want straightforward answers and they want them quickly. Just like you wouldn’t purchase something from a company who won’t answer your questions about a product. If the buyer senses that the seller is glossing over important items, only provides positive information about [...]
If you’ve been keeping up with news in the world of aviation, you know that Cirrus Aircraft is always trying to take the safety of their aircraft owners – both new and pre-owned – to the next level. As of this summer, Cirrus Aircraft launched a program called Cirrus Embark. The only program of its kind offering up to three days of training to any owner of a Cirrus airplane, including used aircraft purchased through a broker or a private transaction!
This program is a brand of Cirrus Approach, which is a crucial part of every Cirrus that is produced. Cirrus Approach offers its [...]
At Norfolk Aviation, we take pride in our expert team of pilots, marketers and aircraft sales agents. Our team makes us who we are, and it’s our team who is responsible for the unmatched customer service, and high quality work our clients have come to expect from Norfolk Aviation. So, we’re excited to announce the newest addition to our team, Kurt Muller.
Kurt is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is an ATP rated pilot. Kurt’s extensive and varied navy career included combat missions over Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and multiple [...]
At Norfolk Aviation, we love helping our clients find the best deal on the highest quality Aircraft. That’s why, when Carlos set out to find an aircraft for his flight school in Argentina, he knew that Norfolk Aviation could find him the perfect small plane for his needs. Because he was purchasing the aircraft for student pilots to fly, it’s important to select a plane that can easily be flown by pilots of all skill levels.
When Carlos approached us trying to find the perfect aircraft for his [...]
Selling your aircraft can sound like a daunting task, but one of the first things you need to cross off your list is finding an aircraft appraiser. There are several factors that you should consider when looking for n appraiser. The first of which is whether or not the appraiser is an “airplane person”. They should really understand aircraft not only on a cosmetic level, but also commercially and mechanically. If they’re not regularly in the aircraft market they may not understand the value differences between seating configurations, installed avionics, additional equipment and other key elements of determining an aircraft’s worth.
Logbooks are extremely important when it comes to the sale of [...]
Norfolk Aviation is known for providing the best and most professional service when it comes to buying or selling your aircraft. And by now, you probably also know that in addition to our first-rate sales team, we also employ industry professionals in design & aircraft painting. We’re ready & waiting to give your aircraft a face-lift or restore its paint job back to factory configuration. In fact, we just designed and painted the new facade of this Air Tractor. Keep reading to see the incredible work our team was able t accomplish!
When the owner of this Air Tractor approached us about a potential new paint job, we wanted to get started right away. The aircraft’s paint job was in pretty bad shape. The plane flew well, but the paint was chipped and had air [...]
A small aircraft carrying two crew members and four passengers made an emergency landing in the city of Clagary, a bustling cosmopolitan area located in Alberta, Canada.
Jamal Hammoud woke up just before 6am on Wednesday morning to have a glass of water, when he saw the flashing lights of fire trucks outside his kitchen window.At first, Hammound assumed that there was trouble with the light-rail train, which runs along the busy boulevard right by his home in northeast Calgary. But when he poked his head outside to see what was going on, he was suprised to see a small aircraft – completely intact aside from some wing damage parked right in front of his home. “It’s something that you see in movies, not in real life,” he said.
Buying a plane is a huge decision. To some it might even be daunting once they realize the amount of viewing and test flying and paperwork involved. You have a lot to consider from operating costs, maintenance requirements, storage and insurance. And especially if you’re a first-time buyer it is important that you take the time to investigate the process, learn about the market and ask A LOT of questions. But in efforts to make that decision a little less stressful, we’ve compiled a list of the 8 most important questions to ask yourself before you purchase a plane (new OR used).
What’s your budget? This might seem self-explanatory. but first time buyers especially should take a detailed look at their budget. You might think that you can afford that expensive airplane, but there are many [...]