Jim Pantas sent in this photo, explaining: “I recently flew up to where my daughter, Nicole, was taking her checkride to give her moral support. This is a picture of the plane she took her checkride in and mine glistening in the sun right after she became a pilot.” [Read more…]
Don & Nicole Gutridge from Oakdale, California offer this tip for creating a great airshow: Find something unique to offer for entertainment and/or education.The Oakdale Airport O27 Open House, held in October, found this jaw-dropping performance to showcase. You can view our 2015 Oakdale Flying Display with Greg Milosevich here:
Something memorable or safety related is always good. We also gave over 100 Young Eagles flights and included a Civil Air Patrol educational booth.
General aviation’s advocacy groups are lobbying the House of Representatives, asking congressional members to oppose legislation that would make it harder for veterans to pursue aviation careers.
H.R. 3016, the Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, would cap flight training tuition and fee benefits at $20,235, a move a Feb. 9 letter warns will “cause immediate and alarming changes to collegiate flight-training degree benefits for our nation’s military veterans.” [Read more…]
The Beech 95-B55 was inbound to the airport in LaGrange, Ga., conducting an instrument approach in visual meteorological conditions, when the pilot announced its position over the airport’s common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF). Witnesses described the airplane’s approach as fast and stated that it never touched down.
The engines then rapidly accelerated to full power before the plane pitched up into a steep climb, banked left, rolled inverted, and struck the ground in a nearly vertical nose-down attitude, about 3,600 feet down the 5,599-foot-long runway. All three aboard were killed. [Read more…]
Jackson Maddux sent us an email this morning, with the attached reworking of a recent cover in the print issue of General Aviation News. He explains: “My 9 year old decided to make it a ‘bear’ cub flyover (complete with sound effects).”
Don’t know what my favorite part is: The “feet” or the sound effects… [Read more…]