According to the pilot, after landing in Colebrook, N.H., a 180° turn was required to back taxi on the runway.
During the turn, the Cessna 140’s main landing gear encountered soft snow at the edge of the runway, and began to sink further into the snow. [Read more…]
Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS), also known as Walter A. Duncan Field in Peru, Ill., hosted a TBM reunion April 16. According to Albert Dyer, who sent in these photos, “Perfect weather welcomed the 10 TBMs that made Illinois Valley home for the weekend. Many other historic military aircraft also made the flight, as well as dozens of antique civilian aircraft.” [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — The Wright brothers’ factory should be preserved because its two buildings contain stories of importance to the world, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough said Tuesday, April 19, after touring the century-old factory.
They’re also symbolic of a time when industrial cities like Dayton took great pride in the products their workers turned out in mills and factories, said McCullough, whose book “The Wright Brothers” became a best seller and renewed interest in Wilbur and Orville since its release last year. [Read more…]
OLNEY, Texas — Air Tractor has received FAA certification for factory production line installation of the Electronics International MVP-50T turboprop engine analyzer in all production Air Tractor aircraft.
Going forward, the glass panel engine instrument display will be optional equipment in all models of Air Tractor aircraft. [Read more…]
Just released is the second edition of the VFR Flight Handbook, a reference and refresher for pilots who fly VFR in fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
Author Anthony A. Repeta has gathered, condensed and organized material from FAA publications and other sources to create the handbook, which includes notes on aircraft operation and the rules, regulations, procedures, normal and emergency, for flying VFR in all classes of airspace. [Read more…]