In the fifth edition of “Flying IFR,” author Richard Collins covers all aspects of modern IFR flying, including the perfection of basic attitude instrument flight; light airplane operation in the middle high-altitudes beginning at 18,000 feet; IFR flight in and around ice thunderstorms and at night; best practices in new, modern glass cockpits; and managing stress.
Reader Gene Lee sent in this photo of him performing a loop in his RV-7a over McKinney, Texas. [Read more…]
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has lowered Charles Lindbergh’s Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis” to the floor. The famous aircraft will remain on the floor at eye level for visitors to see for approximately five months while it undergoes preservation work before being suspended once again. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — The 75th anniversary of the Ercoupe will be celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 with a gathering of these unique airplanes and their owners. The 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Mary Smith sent in this photo of a Lockheed Vega, which stopped at Centennial Airport (KAPA) near Denver on its way back from Oshkosh 2014. [Read more…]