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…]
Keeping aircraft control surfaces – rudder, elevator and aileron – in a neutral position prevents damage. If not properly secured, wind can force a control surface from stop-to-stop, which can damage mounting points, hinges and more. To prevent this damage, Classic Aero is now producing the Luscombe Control Lock. [Read more…]
Feb. 28 sounds like a great day to be in Leesburg, Florida, especially if you happen to live in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. And if you are anywhere near Leesburg, you might want to check out Wipaire’s grand opening of its new Florida facility.
Those who attend have an opportunity to earn Wings credits, learn a thing or two about operations and safety and win some prizes. [Read more…]