Is your home, or hangar, hot water tank gas fired? If so, you might have a plentiful, and affordable, supply of fuel for your airplane. At least that’s what Aviat Aircraft owner Stu Horn is trying to see come to fruition.
Many of General Aviation News readers have a connection with the airline industry. Many not directly connected to the airline industry follow it all the same. Stop by any number of plane-spotter websites to see the copious number of beautiful images taken by those transfixed by airline-class aircraft.
If you count yourself among the number of airline followers, you may consider a new book titled, “Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines.” Written by Jack El-Hai, the book traces the roots of Northwest Airlines from its founder, Lewis Brittin, to its 2010 merger with Delta.
The fourth annual Willapa Harbor Oyster Feed and Fly-in is slated for Saturday, September 21. This annual event is one of Washington State’s most popular fly-ins attracting pilots from neighboring states and Canada.
ALBANY, Ore. – Oregon pilots who attend the Oregon Pilots Association (OPA) Convention, Saturday, August 24 (10 a.m.) will hear first hand about SwiftFuel’s 100SF high-octane unleaded fuel for general aviation. The OPA Convention will be part of the Northwest Art & Air Festival which will be held August 23-25 at the Linn County Expo Center.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Nathan “Nate” Bruss turned 16 years old on Friday, August 16. He celebrated by soloing 10 different aircraft from Flying Cloud Airport. “The day went great,” said Nate Bruss via email. “The wind picked up towards the afternoon and I had a 5 kt crosswind component, but it was within my personal limitations.”
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — I spied her across the hangar 12 months ago. It’s amazing how small a 1947 Cessna 120 looks tucked in a corner of a 30,000 square foot hangar. I had to fly her…but how? Oh wait, she’s owned by the Hoff family, owners of the AeroMark FBO at IDA.
Mark and Onita Hoff bought the plane new in 1947 for $2,650. [Read more...]
OSHKOSH, Wisc. – Launched just one year ago, SocialFlight has signed up more than 20,000 users. SocialFlight, for those unaware, is a robust calendar of aviation events. “We’ve logged more than 4,000 events in 2013 alone,” reports SocialFlight founder Jeff Simon. “In fact, we’ve heard of events being created because of SocialFlight.”
Arcadia Publishing has built a strong reputation for producing pictorial walks through history in the form of their sepia-tinged books.
The latest from Arcadia’s Images of America series is McChord Field. Released on July 22, the book boast more than “200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.”
Are you a CFI? Are you at AirVenture? If so, swing by the Gleim booth (4073) and get a 2013 Gleim FAR/AIM ($15.95 value).
Gleim is also giving away, to CFIs, access to their Flight Review Ground Training (FRGT) online course ($29.95 value). The FRGT is 3-4 hour primer for pilots who need to prepare for their Flight Review.