Almost 8,000 Mosquitoes were built during the 1940s, but Yagen’s plane is one of only two examples that are airworthy today. The rare plane, made largely of wood, flew in the airshow and was presented at one of the popular twice-daily “Warbirds in Review” programs.
“I would have come to Oshkosh just to see the Mosquito fly,” said Morty Lloyd, a pilot and warbird enthusiast from Chattanooga, Tennessee. [Read more…]
Aircraft Spruce has launched a new headset buy-back program. After inspection of your used headset, credit will be applied to your account, which can then be used towards the purchase of a new headset (valued at $650+).
Now hangars and airport properties that are for sale, lease or available as transient space are viewable as an interactive layer in all of iFlightPlanner’s web-based mapping interfaces.
An industry first, these new tools allow pilots to see all the space available at airports along their route of flight, according to iFlightPlanner officials. [Read more…]
The pilot/owner purchased the Aeronca 7AC about a month before the accident and was flying near Taunton, Mass., with a pilot-rated passenger who owned a similar model airplane. A witness reported that the airplane accelerated and climbed normally to an altitude of about 50 to 100 feet above the ground. It then entered a slow right turn and began to descend until it hit the ground and immediately became engulfed in fire. Both the pilot and passenger were killed. [Read more…]
Hardath Laloo submitted this photo, with a brief note: “Your first IFR250 is always a very memorable experience, and paves the way to time building. Florida is definitely a beautiful place to get your training! Lake Okeechobee was just asking me to get my seaplane rating!