“What a gorgeous sight! We’re talking about the plane, of course.” Taken at Skywerx Aviation, Blair Airport in Blair, Nebraska. [Read more…]
By Amelia Reiheld and Nina Marousek
“Camping? Ugh. I couldn’t possibly endure that.”
Wait! Nina and Amelia are living proof that it is not only possible, but a great deal of fun, even many decades after the last Girl Scout outing. You just have to know a few secrets.
Nina flew to Oshkosh in formation with a batch of Cessnas on the Saturday before opening day, while Amelia arrived with the Mooney Caravan the following day. The two friends barely saw each other during the show, but compared notes afterward.
Here’s how they survived the experience: [Read more…]
On Aug. 27, the shipping department at Van’s Aircraft had several orders to fill. By the end of the day, it had rolled out the 937th RV-12 kit empennage package onto the shipping dock, where it was picked up by a customer from Washington State, Richard Bangsund.
What’s the significance of 937? Combined with the S-LSA “fly-away” RV-12s the company has constructed, the total number of RV-12 empennage kits produced and sold now totals 1,000. [Read more…]
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) reports that Mike McHugh, the aviation instructor at the Bismarck Career Academy in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been selected as the 2015 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year.
McHugh will receive the honor, including a $5,000 cash award, during the NAHF 53rd Annual Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony on Oct. 2, in Dayton, Ohio. The presentation will precede the inaugural NAHF Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award and the induction of four air and space pioneers in the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. [Read more…]
TERRELL, TEXAS – The eighth annual Flights of Our Fathers Fly-In at the Terrell Municipal Airport (KTRL) takes off Saturday, Sept. 19, for a day of aerobatics, displays of military and vintage aircraft, World War II re-enactors, a car and motorcycle show, barbecue cook-off, kids’ activities, guest speakers, and more. [Read more…]
The 58-year-old student pilot attempted a takeoff in light wind in Limington, Maine, but about 2,000 feet down the runway, he lost control of the Cessna 172. Only one witness saw the airplane after liftoff, and noted that it was “swerving all over the place before it crashed.” [Read more…]
Dean Rausch sent in this photo, snapped earlier this year during a flight along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, in an Enstrom helicopter. “The Willis Tower (Sears Tower) stands high with its two TV antennas on the top,” he notes. [Read more…]