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A love of flying is universal. Poland’s Dawid Nieradka put together a wonderful 5+ minute video of his flying club’s 2014 flying season. [Read more…]
Using a DJI Phantom radio-controlled quadcopter and a GoPro Hero 3… oh, and a couple of full-scale taildraggers produced some stunning scenery. [Read more…]
YAKIMA, Wash. – A real estate auction isn’t always a good thing, unless it is. Too often we read of foreclosure auctions in the press. Well, the Falcon Ridge Airpark auction isn’t one them.
Back to that in a minute.
Airpark developer Russ Wilkinson bought 64 (of 84) unsold lots in a real estate development west of Yakima back in the summer of 1995. The development, originally developed in the 1970s and early 1980s, had only sold 20 lots and was falling into disrepair.
As Dad and I flew over top of Memphis International Airport we realized, too late, it had gotten very quiet on the radio. Turns out we — Dad actually — had keyed the mic in the Baron and hadn’t realized. It turns out the mic had slipped from the holder and was wedged between the fuel selector panel and Dad’s leg.
I don’t recall our conversation, but I can only imagine what the controllers were thinking.
Zach Sweetser’s friend Will took his dog, Huey (a Corgi) up for a first ride in Will’s Luscombe. Huey did OK. [Read more…]
More proof (as if we needed more) that flying is truly magical. This time via a DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver operating in British Columbia. [Read more…]
How’d you like to rent a Cessna 182 for $110 per hour? Or a Cessna 172 for $67.80 per hour or a Cessna 150 for $51.76 per your? Oh, and those rates include fuel. Did that grab your attention?
Ohio reader Thomas Root recently sent me a flyer from Galion, Ohio’s Galion Air that promotes its aircraft rental.