Jean-Yves Duplessis submitted this photo of Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Douglas Dakota’s Wright Cyclone R-1820 engine. “I used Corel Painter software to give it the painterly effect,” he reports. [Read more…]
Cdr. Leroy Robinson, a World War II naval aviator, flew in the Pacific Theatre and is a confirmed “Ace.” He also flew in the Korean Conflict and had a 32-year career at Delta Air Lines. In failing health now, most of his time is spent in his Civil War-era Tignall, Georgia, farmhouse.
Stories like this, and more, are what photographer John Slemp (owner of Aerographs) seeks to collect using his camera to document both bomber jackets and the brave men who wore them.
The FAA flight advisory for Super Bowl XLIX has been issued. It describes the expected, but not final, plans for the Temporary Flight Restriction that will be in place during the Super Bowl.
General aviation’s alphabet groups are urging the FAA to address barriers to ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) equipage, including high cost and lack of certified solutions for some types of aircraft.
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A world-record skydive attempt will be part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, with an international team of skydivers aiming to make history. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Skydiving Hall of Fame based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will organize the 108-person jump team for the record attempts sanctioned by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House General Aviation Caucus Co-Chairs Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Marc Veasey (D-Texas) report the reorganization of the bipartisan House General Aviation Caucus for the 114th Congress. The Caucus begins the new Congress with 222 members, giving it a strong majority in the House of Representatives.
A CFI and private pilot were attempting to do a two-leg cross-country flight in a Cirrus SR20. Before takeoff from Danbury, Conn., the CFI used a flashlight to look in the fuel tanks and determined they contained 25 gallons of usable fuel, and that the flight would require 23.3 gallons of fuel. He then entered 22 gallons in the airplane’s multifunction display (MFD) fuel totalizer. The airplane reached its destination airport and landed without incident. He did not refuel. [Read more…]
Dale Andersen sent in this photo, which he describes as “back to the hangar after a morning flight.” [Read more…]