The Reno Air Racing Association will host a new line-up of performers at the 2015 National Championship Air Races, slated for Sept. 16-20 at the Reno Stead Airport. This year’s performers include the Breitling Jet Team, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the Commemorative Air Force’s Tora, Tora, Tora Airshow. [Read more…]
The student pilot was making an approach to the airport at Newcastle, Wyo., in a Cessna 172. When the airplane was about 20 feet above ground level and about 15 feet short of the approach end of the runway, it began to sink. [Read more…]
It’s not often we get to learn – in such a graphic way – from an inflight emergency. At the May 8, 2015 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover a TBM Avenger suffered a “1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover and land at Reagan DCA airport.” [Read more…]
By ELIZABETH WALKER
The inscribed bricks at the walkway entrance to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida mark a significant date for a small group of students at the school. Each of the red bricks commemorates a student’s first solo.
So far, 28 bricks have been laid and the numbers will climb steadily with each yearly dedication. [Read more…]