Picture of the Day: At Herman the German’s

Herman the German

“The picture was taken by my brother in the spring of 1961. We flew out of Fairbanks to a place called Herman the German’s at Beaver Creek,” says Ken Kellogg. “Herman was a trapper on Beaver Creek and my brother flew supplies to him throughout the year. Herman had a shortwave radio and he would call Fairbanks when he needed supplies. My brother flew for a small bush operator out of Fairbanks called Frontier Flying Service.” [Read more…]

Flight to freedom

Lorenzo (center) and MiG 21 in Cuba.

By J. DOUGLAS HINTON

It was March 20, 1991, as the Russian-built MiG 23 slowly taxied toward the runway at Cuba’s Santa Clara air base. Due for a flight test after an avionics installation, Major Orestes Lorenzo was at the controls.

He had never flown the MiG 23 before, but after hundreds of hours in the MiG 21 he was confident there should be no problem. It would be the last time Lorenzo flew a MiG 23 — any MiG for that matter. [Read more…]

Legacy Flight Training opens second facility

Legacy Flight Training Mirage Sim - LORES

VERO BEACH, Florida  — Legacy Flight Training’s second training center is now open for business. The new Legacy Flight Training facility, at the Air Commerce Center at the Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), joins Legacy’s facility at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport, in providing PA-46 specific flight training and full-motion simulator training.

Legacy Flight Training began operations at KVRB in 2010, and marks its fifth anniversary this year. [Read more…]

Upwind scholarship winners revealed

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Class of 2015 - (L to R) Anthony Bellanti, Evan Isenstein-Brand, Michelle Karpishin, and Kevin Gray. Photo credit: Kevin Arends Photography

The Upwind Foundation has revealed the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Class of 2015: Anthony Bellanti of San Mateo, Calif.; Kevin Gray of Belmont, Calif.; Evan Isenstein-Brand of Pacifica, Calif.; and Michelle Karpishin of San Mateo.

These four aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program that begins with ground school in April and continues with flight training once the academic school year is completed. [Read more…]