VERO BEACH, Fla. — The Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” documentary television series has completed filming at Piper Aircraft, wrapping up two detail-intensive days in the factory and supporting departments. [Read more…]
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…]
By KARIN LEPERI
Whether you fly-in or drive-in to Fredericksburg, this quaint Texas hill-country town is a memorable experience on many fronts.
First and foremost, the town reverently remembers the U.S. role in World War II. From the World War II-themed Hangar Hotel, Airport Diner and the static display of a DC-3 at the county airport where you can fly-in and tie-down for the night, to the Smithsonian-quality National Museum of the Pacific War, there is more than enough facts, remembrances, and history to engage any military, history, or aviation buff for a weekend and more. [Read more…]