Lynn Cromer submitted this photo of Chip Lamp flying one of the Trojan Phyler’s T-28s into the sunset. [Read more…]
“We sell fun,” says Helen Woods, manager of Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Md., a flight school specializing in Light-Sport Aircraft and recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the 50 best flight schools in the nation.
The school operates a fleet of European-made LSAs, but being located next to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, with hundreds of potential water landing spots to explore, Woods has shifted her focus to the Searey “flying boat” amphibian made by Progressive Aerodyne in Tavares, Fla.
An experienced pilot will make a better decision about whether to attempt a marginal landing while showing only about half as much brain activity as less experienced pilots, according to a recent study completed by scientists at Stanford University. A report on AVweb quotes the study’s lead author, Maheen Adamson: “The data show that the expert pilot seems to just know what to look for, where to look and when to look.”
Picollecta, the picture-sharing community for collectors, has compiled a top 10 list of historic aviation memorabilia, including what they sold for at auction. Items are from the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. Care to guess No. 1? It’s probably not what you think…Check it out here
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has launched the “Earn & Learn Safety Challenge,” a new program that enters those who take aviation safety courses into a quarterly drawing for aviation gear.
A new prize will be awarded each quarter, beginning with a Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver – an $899 value — courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop. The first prize winner will be announced in April.
PlaneSense, a fractional aircraft company based in Portsmouth, N.H., filled a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft with more than 800 pounds of food for the New Hampshire Food Bank.
The food was flown to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 17, where New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas greeted the aircraft full of food. [Read more…]
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore., is not closing. That’s the message from officials at the not-for-profit museum in the wake of the bankruptcy filing of Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, a separate for-profit company that owns several vintage aircraft that are on display at the museum, but are not museum property.
F. Clifton “Clif” Berry, Jr., a long-time journalist, author and public relations professional in the aerospace and defense field, has been selected to receive the 2014 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications.