Aaron Huffman repeatedly shined “a laser into the cockpit of a Washington State Patrol airplane,” over the Labor Day Holiday in 2014. On Tuesday, September 1 a judge sentenced Huffman to six months in jail. According to the The News Tribune story, this is not Huffman’s first run-in with the law. The judge went so far as to advise Huffman “to give up his young son for adoption.”
It is amazing how efficient the FAA can be at times. In August 2015, the FAA posted 11 proposed rules to the Federal Register regarding airspace. Did you know that?
Until Sept. 1, I didn’t either. On each proposed rule is a 45-day comment period. After 45-days, with no comments received, the FAA is one large step closer to making a proposed rule final. [Read more…]
The 2015 Abbotsford International Air Show featured a Heritage Flight with a P-51D Mustang and an F-22 Raptor. Inside the P-51 – “VAL-HALLA” – was a camera capable of shooting 360° images (courtesy Lyle Jansma of AeroCapture Images). [Read more…]
As this razorback P-51C Mustang lands on a hot day, look closely at the wingtips. You’ll see the “wingtip vortices made visible by heat waves.” [Read more…]
I suggest you make plans to see Living in the Age of Airplanes. Better yet, take some non-pilot friends and go see it together. Then go out to dinner so you can talk about the movie.
Living in the Age of Airplanes is from the director that made 2005’s One Six Right, Brian J. Terwilliger. But unlike One Six Right, Living in the Age of Airplanes isn’t for pilots, it’s for everyone else. [Read more…]
“From the CAF’s Tora! Tora! Tora! cast to a Zero, plus the world’s only flying PB4Y-2 Privateer and B-29 Superfortress, Saturday’s warbird air show rocked the field.” [Read more…]
Yes, I know that headline is a tad cliche, but it’s true. We need each other… more than ever.
In order to survive we need pilots, aircraft, fuel and airports. To thrive, we must add pilots, produce state-of-the-art aircraft, have a steady supply of fuel, and a healthy network of airports of all sizes. [Read more…]