SAN MARCOS, Texas — Due to the recent hardships faced by the local community after the Hays County flooding during Memorial Day weekend, Redbird Skyport will postpone the Bluebonnet Fly-In at San Marcos Airport. The fly-in, originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, will now take place on June 6. [Read more…]
The private pilot had logged 175.7 hours, including18.1 hours in the Cessna 182 prior to the crash. He obtained an abbreviated weather briefing, filed an IFR flight plan and took off on a cross-country flight to Fredericksburg, Texas.
The pilot was accompanied by his wife. The purpose of the flight was to celebrate their wedding anniversary. While en route, an air traffic controller queried the pilot if he had the current weather information for his destination airport. [Read more…]
Did you know there are factories that produce lift? The Boldmethod team took a trip looking for them in the mountains of Colorado. And believe it or not, they found them. [Read more…]
My last several columns have been on the relationship between knock and unleaded fuels in aircraft engines. I have received several questions from people who have experienced knock in their car engines, especially in the 1970s and 1980s. They note that knock didn’t harm their auto engines, so why am I worried about a little knock in an aircraft engine?
There are a number of significant differences between auto and aircraft engines. The biggest is liquid vs. air cooling. [Read more…]