Frequent contributor Annemarie Bain sent in this photo, snapped back in December during a “Santa Clause flight over the Fire Island lighthouse in New York. That’s Scotty Gerber in his Piper Cub, she noted. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN always marks a big time of year for many of us who fly elsewhere throughout the country.
It marks the end of the season where our priorities are making sure the engine heater is plugged in, the snow and ice are chipped away from the hangar door, and weight-and-balance includes the weight of a parka.
We can now look ahead toward calm evening flying, open hangar doors, and the company of friends who have projects we can “inspect.” [Read more…]
Ever wonder what your car does while you’re at an air show… [Read more…]
Third class medical reform will once again go to the full Senate for a vote, this time as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). [Read more…]
The first Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Fly-In of the year will be held May 20-21 in Beaufort, N.C., at Michael J. Smith Field (KMRH). [Read more…]
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Base Operations at Page Field has been ranked in the top 20% of FBOs in an Aviation International News (AIN) survey for the fourth consecutive year.
In 2016, Base Operations ranked first in the Fort Myers/Naples area and scored in the top 25 for all FBOs. [Read more…]
The pilot, who was conducting a local personal flight in the Piper PA-28-140 with three passengers onboard, was departing from a turf and sand-covered runway in Fountain, Florida, that had a usable length of 2,600 feet.
Although a relatively clear area was located beyond one end of the runway, he elected to depart in the opposite direction toward a heavily forested area with trees that were about 70 feet tall. [Read more…]