At 80 mph, the Mars Water Bombers can take on 6,000 gallons of water in 26 seconds. The four-engine firefighter is a wonder to marvel. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN is more than a fly-in and convention. “Spring Break for Pilots” plays host to a world class airshow as well. Here’s a partial list of the performers scheduled to appear at SUN ’n FUN April 21-26. Don’t see your favorite performer? Check the complete list at the SUN ’n FUN website. [Read more…]
The 25th Annual Challenger Winter Rendez-Vous should have a been a blow-out event. But Jan. 30-Feb. 1 temperatures in the -20°C range kept many would-be attendees home. A hardy gathering of 37 aircraft (15 Challenger ultralights and 22 other types), all on skis, landed on the frozen Ottawa River at the Fairmount Le Château Montebello. [Read more…]
Poking around our media vault this weekend and found this 24-second gem of Palmer, Alaska’s Frank Knapp at the 2014 Valdez Fly-In & Airshow. [Read more…]
“The drone industry – in 2014 – delivered enough units to more than double the entire number of aircraft in the United States,” says NoFlyZone.org founder Ben Marcus. “And that, for many people, is a privacy issue.”
With that, Marcus – an ATP-rated pilot, flight instructor and co-founder of aircraft brokerage firm jetAVIVA, launched NoFlyZone.org. “Most of the major drone manufacturers are including a no-fly database of airports in their software. We are adding other types of sites to the no-fly database, including individually opted-out properties.” [Read more…]
We don’t need to attract every kid, just the next kid… or three.
Seventeen-year-old Ella, 16-year-old Jonathan and 15-year-old Benjamin Robbins are passionate about aviation. The homeschooled trio from Ferndale, Wash., have been designing and building their own radio-controlled aircraft for several years. [Read more…]