DAYTON, Ohio — Former test pilot Paul Metz will present “The First True Stealth Fighter: Evolution of the F-22 Raptor,” during a free lecture on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. [Read more…]
Presented at the 2015 NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, it recognizes “extraordinary lifelong professional contributions to aviation.” Past honorees include legends and luminaries Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Bill Lear, Arnold Palmer and Clay Lacy, Clark’s longtime friend and business associate. [Read more…]
The pilot was landing a wheel/ski-equipped Cessna 185 on a frozen, wind-blown, ice and snow-covered lake near Nenana, Alaska.
He had established a landing area earlier in the day, by laying down ski tracks with a friend’s ski-equipped airplane. [Read more…]
Reader Jan Tišler sent in this photo, captioned “snowy day in Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia) 21.11.2015.” [Read more…]
Frugal pilots and others heavily lobbied their representatives on H.R. 1848, the Small Airplane Revitalization Act and it passed unanimously – 411 to 0 – on July 18, 2013. A similar bill was soon passed by the U.S. Senate (S. 1072) and signed by the President that November.
The legislation recognized that since 2003, the U.S. lost an average of 10,000 active private pilots a year, partially due to a lack of cost-effective, new small aircraft. The Great LSA Hope of 2004 was that light-sport aircraft and the new sport pilot certificate would revitalize the recreational end of general aviation. [Read more…]
The 9th Annual Toys for Tots collection at Ramona Airport (KRNM) in California will be held Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Read more…]