Many aspire to flying in the backcountry. Few do. YouTuber RanchPilot is one who does. Better yet, he videos his flights and beautifully edits them in to masterpieces that are sure to get your blood pumping. [Read more…]
Radio-controlled (RC) flying is a popular hobby for full-scale pilots and non-pilots alike. For those full-scale pilots who haven’t had the pleasure of flying an RC, I thought I’d share a recent conversation with Seattle-area full-scale and RC pilot Doug Wilson. [Read more…]
PAYSON, Ariz. – Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. While the camping/picnic shelter was invented long ago, having one at the Payson Airport (KPAN) campground would’ve been nice when then 6-year-old James Nebrig and his family waited out a very wet thunderstorm in a tent. [Read more…]
Uncontrolled Airspace (UCAP) – broadcasting since August 22, 2006 – is the grand-daddy of aviation-themed podcasts. Hosted by Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon and Jack Hodgson, UCAP is a heavy dose of hangar flying.
Suffice it to say, I’ve been to many more airshows than car shows. But back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, my wife and I met up with my in-laws at a few car shows around the country.
Roy Nisbet, my father-in-law, was a car guy. After a lifetime as owner of Grand Forks Welding and Machine, he sold the business and retired. He retired right into a job building and maintaining street rods for a friend in Grand Forks, N.D. [Read more…]
Prepare to be jealous. Very jealous. BackcountryPilot.org founder Zane Jacobson enjoyed a multi-day trip into the wilds of the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska. What’d he get all of us? A video. A very beautiful video (and story). [Read more…]
It’s not often we get to learn – in such a graphic way – from an inflight emergency. At the May 8, 2015 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover a TBM Avenger suffered a “1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover and land at Reagan DCA airport.” [Read more…]