Brian Boeshart is completing his Masters of Aeronautical Sciences (MAS) degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Brian’s “Graduate capstone research project,” seeks to “determine why MoGas is not being offered at a majority of airfields across the United States.” If you are, “an FBO manager, or a pilot who is over the age of 18 and lives in the United States or US Territory,” you are eligible to complete this survey. Care to weigh in?
The young lady in the photo is my oldest daughter, Savannah. An hour before I snapped this picture, she thought we were driving five hours to Spokane for a little father-daughter bonding at last month’s AOPA Fly-In. Nope.
Friend, General Aviation News columnist and Cirrus Sales Director Ivy McIver happily stuffed myself and Cirrus’ Director of Flight Operations Travis Klumb in the back seat of her SR-22T and took off for Spokane’s Felts Field (KSFF) for the fly-in.
Savannah wasn’t raised in an airplane as I was. But she has been flying with me several times in our friend’s J-3 Cub… and has loved every minute of it. But this experience was different. Very different.
“The Nampa Model Aviators RC club hosts an exciting and varied gathering annually for radio-control warbirds at their home field in Nampa, Idaho. The aircraft range from 1/3 scale World War I fighters to lightweight electric warbirds of World War II, and ducted-fan electric jets. It is a pleasure to watch, and video, the club’s event; a great bunch of RC aviators. The group hosted veterans from the Idaho State Veterans Home for a barbecue lunch during the event.” [Read more...]
The annual Warhawk Air Museum’s Warbird Roundup was held August 30-31 in Nampa, Idaho. Airailimages was on site with cameras in hand.
From the YouTube description, “Warbirds from as far away as the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, Calif., came to Nampa, Idaho for the Warhawk Air Museum’s Warbird Roundup the weekend of 30-31 August 2014. An F4U-1A Corsair joined a P-38 Lightning and several Mustangs and P-40s for the show.”
I can’t imagine the FAA approving the use of a bridge deck to launch an airshow routine. But there it is… in Budapest. [Read more...]
Private pilots have been legally sharing the expenses of flights for decades. So when ride-sharing website Flytenow co-founders Alan Guichard and Matt Voska set up shop to make it easier for pilots and passengers to connect for aviation adventures, they sought an interpretation of the expense-sharing rules and exceptions from the FAA to make sure all was OK.
What they received was a “huge shock,” said Guichard.
Bruce Bohannon made a name for himself as a race, aerobatic and time-to-climb pilot. Remember ‘Pushy Galore’ or the ‘Exxon Flyin Tiger’? Well, then you remember Bruce. Well, he accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and put his own “spin” on it. [Read more...]
The FAA has drawn the ire of model aircraft hobbyists and UAV manufacturers. A trio of lawsuits were filed against the FAA Friday that challenge “a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights.” Read more at The Seattle Times.
Super-slow-motion aerobatics is a video trend I really enjoy. Seeing the details of the smoke and the control surface deflections is a real treat. Here’s a silent super-slo-mo from airshow pilot Skip Stewart.