Gord McNulty sent in this photo, with a note: “It was a fiery start as flames momentarily erupted from the Merlin engine of the Commemorative Air Force P-51D Mustang, “Red Nose,” piloted by CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader Bill Shepard, during a visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton, Ontario, in August 2016. Bill flew in with the CAF Red Tails “Rise Above” Travelling Exhibit about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. [Read more…]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The aviation program at Oxbridge Academy is reaching new heights under the leadership of pilot and professor Deborah Donnelly-McLay.
Awarded UPS Pilot of the Year in 2013, she brings more than 25 years of experience as a commercial airline pilot and academic instructor to her role at the independent secondary school in West Palm Beach. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — Santa is letting his reindeer rest up for Christmas Eve, so he and Mrs. Claus will fly a vintage propeller plane to the Museum of Flight on Dec. 10.
The couple will arrive at 11:45 a.m.
Children and parents are encouraged to greet Santa at the plane, then he will be listening to children’s wishes in the Great Gallery until 4 p.m. [Read more…]
The fourth edition of the Visualized Flight Maneuvers Handbook For Low Wing Aircraft has be released. [Read more…]
Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) elected new officers for 2017 at its 85th annual convention held in San Antonio.
Brad Brandt, Aviation Division Director for the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, was named NASAO’s new Chairman, accepting the gavel from Gary Cathey of California, who will continue to serve as Immediate Past Chairman. [Read more…]
The pilot was conducting an early morning repositioning flight of the Cessna 404. Shortly after takeoff, he reported to air traffic control that he had “lost an engine” and would return to the airport.
Several witnesses reported that the engines were running rough and one witness reported that he did not hear any engine sounds just before the crash. The airplane hit trees, a wooden enclosure, a chain-linked fence, and shrubs in a residential area in Englewood, Colo., and was damaged by the impact and postimpact fire. The pilot died in the crash. [Read more…]
After two years, the Breitling Jet Team’s first-ever American Tour recently concluded at the inaugural Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow in Huntington Beach, California.
Supported by the Swiss watch brand Breitling, the team flew their seven L-39C Albatros jets at speeds up to 435 mph, within just a few feet from each other, at more than 70 performances at 30 airshows from coast to coast. [Read more…]