Evan Seitz sent in this photo, snapped when he was visiting Quillayute State Airport (UIL), on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula in a 1966 Cessna 150G. “Quillayute Airport is an old 1930s Navy blimp base,” he says. “You can see one of the old abandoned hangars in the background.” [Read more…]
Dan Albers of Conroe, Texas, sent in this tip: When I retired from the airlines, my flying went from 70 to 80 hours a month, to maybe 50 to 60 a year.
How I work on staying current is each time I fly, I pick a different airport about 20 to 30 minutes flying time from my home base. I plan a short cross country, get the weather and decide what I want to work on en route.
I may practice slow flight, stalls, or steep turns on my outbound leg. Once at my destination, I’ll do two or three touch and goes, maybe working on soft/short field technique. [Read more…]
The raffle drawing winner will be announced April 10 at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo in Lakeland, Florida. The winner does not have to be present to win.
Proceeds from the raffle drawing benefit Mercy Flight Southeast, which provides free air transportation to far-from-home medical appointments. [Read more…]
Hartzell will provide its three-blade structural composite propeller known as “The Claw,” carbon fiber composite spinners, and lightweight governors to every Red Bull Air Race team. [Read more…]
While taking off from Runway 32 at the airport in Fredericksburg, Texas, the Cessna 185 encountered a crosswind. As soon as the tailwheel came off the runway, the plane veered to the left. [Read more…]
Garth Baker snapped this shot looking southeast across the snow-covered Craters of The Moon National Monument in Idaho on Jan. 2. [Read more…]
Have you equipped for ADS-B? What did you add to your plane and do you plan to add more? What did you learn from the experience that other pilots could benefit from? If you haven’t equipped yet, do you plan to by the 2020 mandate?
What other avionics have you added recently? Was it a worthwhile investment?