“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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
The SubSonex Air Show, flown by performer Bob Carlton, will make its worldwide debut at the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. [Read more…]
MIAMI, Florida – AMETEK MRO, a division of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and a supplier of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened AMETEK MRO Florida.
The new company brand is made up existing AMETEK MRO Miami based business units, Avtech Avionics & Instruments (AAI) and Aero Components International (ACI). [Read more…]
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Insurance Services has created a hangar insurance program, designed to protect individuals who own or lease hangars in cases of hangar damage, personal injury, theft, fire or wind damage for as little as $42 a month.
ADDISON, Texas — Baker Aviation, an aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, has become the first Omega Aircraft Articles distributor to stock an inventory of FAA approved Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts for various business jets and turboprop aircraft. [Read more…]
A flight instructor and student were practicing short field landings in a Cirrus SR22 at the airport in Milledgville, Ga. When the airplane was about 20 feet above the ground and on final approach, the airspeed suddenly decreased. [Read more…]
Bob Martin sent in this photo of this “pilot’s lounge,” taken at Havana Regional Airport (9I0) during EAA Chapter 1420’s annual fly-in, June 27, 2011. “The best way to beat the heat on a hot day,” he says. [Read more…]