Bryan Painter sent in this photo he dubs “Chicken Strip Camping” in his Mooney. [Read more…]
“You should see all the Cessna 195s!”
You hear this all the time at AirVenture when someone comes back from Vintage Aircraft Parking. Often, there are rows and rows of the high-wing taildraggers with their distinctive bumped cowls.
It’s not unusual to find multi-generational families of C195 owners camped beneath the wings of their airplanes, ready to tell you the story of the vintage machine and extol its virtues. Many will tell you they are not the owners of the airplane — they are merely its caretaker for the time being.
And don’t be surprised if you are invited to join the Cessna 195 Type Club when you visit. [Read more…]
Jan Johnson, a self-described caretaker of a 1952 LC-126C (the military variant of the C-195) living in the Silicon Valley of California, says the enthusiastic technological and emotional support of the International Cessna 195 Club were invaluable when she decided the iconic round engine Cessna was her aircraft of choice.
RedHawk Aero, a subsidiary of Redbird Flight Simulations, reports that Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, has ordered six RedHawk aircraft. Students enrolled in the upcoming fall semester will use the new RedHawk aircraft while training for Private Pilot, Instrument and Commercial Pilot Certification in Cochise College’s professional pilot program. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Women Soar You Soar day camp program, which allows 100 high school-age girls to discover more about aviation and all its possibilities from aviators, engineers and leaders during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, is now open for registration. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was flying a Rans S-5 Coyote over desert near Lake Pleasant, Ariz., had been in cruise flight for about 30 minutes when he advanced the throttle to increase airspeed. The engine power unexpectedly dropped to idle. [Read more…]
Gerald Olenik sent in this photo of the rising sun, captured on his way to SUN ‘n FUN 2005. He says: “Nothing like an early start. This was shot shortly after takeoff from our home at Melrose Landing, about 100 miles north of Lakeland.” He reports he’s flying a Kitfox Model II with a recent HKS 700e installation. [Read more…]