To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted about all that’s been going on with the Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA’s demand that the association cover some of the costs of air traffic control at this month’s AirVenture.
ANCHORAGE – “It’s all about getting home safely,” said Carey Foster, owner of One Sky Aviation. “Not about launching into bad weather.”
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Lam Aviation, Inc., has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis) airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron.
Flight test and evaluation show that the modified aircraft realizes improved performance by every measure [Read more...]
Current Island, Eleuthera in the Bahamas is a little bit nicer, thanks to the generosity of pilots. Zion Children’s Home dedicated two homes, June 23, that can accommodate sixteen abused or neglected boys and girls. Volunteer pilots from Bahamas Habitat over a two-and-one-half year period, “flew about 25 aircraft loads of supplies to the islands.” AOPA’s Alyssa Miller wrote a nice story which is posted on the AOPA website. This is the kind of cause we need to share with our non-pilot friends.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 25, 2013 – Lam Aviation, Inc., has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis) airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron. Flight test and evaluation show that the modified aircraft realizes improved performance by every measure when compared to the production Corvalis. The plane will be on display at the Innovations Pavilion at AirVenture.
Is this country great or what?
I can rent a 30-foot-long CruiseAmerica.com motorhome, with no prior large vehicle experience, load it with six of my friends and family, and plow on down the road.
The process of renting an airplane should be as easy as renting a car. Hopefully you’ve heard of OpenAirplane before now, but in case you haven’t, renting an airplane just got easier.
Rod Rakic, co-founder of OpenAirplane, announced via email on Monday the first six operators (see list below) have opened:
A new seaplane dock recently opened on Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway. The local daily newspaper, the Tacoma News Tribune, featured a page 1 (above the fold) story and photo about the opening and a question and answer interview with Greg Corrado, vice president of the Washington Seaplane Pilots Association and Chuck Perry and Craig O’Neill, Kenmore Air‘s chief pilot and director of flight administration.