Ryan Bassett sent in this photo with a note: “My first flight! A view of Blue Hill Bay in Maine, as seen from under the wing of a Cessna 172.” [Read more…]
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched a new initiative, the Remote Pilots Council (RPC). [Read more…]
INDIANAPOLIS — The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust-Allison Branch has reopened the James A. Allison Exhibition Center at a new downtown Indianapolis location.
The nearly 6,000-square-foot facility, located at the Rolls-Royce Meridian Center office, 450 S. Meridian Street, will display a collection of exhibits of jet engines and other equipment made in Indianapolis that power today’s and yesterday’s aircraft [Read more…]
VERO BEACH, Florida — Piper Aircraft has appointed Drew McEwen to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network for the company. [Read more…]
The pilot reported the Cessna 310 was at 8,000 feet mean sea level when it ran out of fuel. [Read more…]
Christopher Ebdon sent in this photo, with a note: “Photo flight of rare World War II Cobras: A 1946 Bell P-63F King Cobra S/N:296E1-1R – N6763 and a 1943 Bell P-39 Airacobra 42-19597 – N6968, Commemorative Air Force.” [Read more…]
By TED LUEBBERS
Mooney pilots from around Florida — and as far away as Georgia — congregated at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 hangar for their annual Mooney lunch at the Leesburg International Airport in Florida on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
This was the third consecutive year that EAA Chapter 534 hosted the Mooney Lunch Group. Several members own Mooney planes, so it turns out to be a good fit. [Read more…]
Thirty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women’s world records for human-powered flight, which still stand today. From California’s Edwards Air Force Base, 29-year-old McCallin made history.
At peak physical condition, McCallin — an amateur triathlete — had been training for months to pedal a gossamer-light plane into the air. She flew by leg-power alone for 9.3 miles at an average speed of 12.4 mph. [Read more…]