Brian Neidhardt sent in this photo taken the last week of November on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire from above in a Cessna 175 of a Cessna 206 on glassy water. [Read more…]
What advice would you give to pilots who have never flown into SUN ‘n FUN or AirVenture before? How can they best prepare, not just for flying in, but surviving the show in style?
What are the can’t-miss airshows and fly-ins?
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The pilot completed his third aerial application sortie of the day in the Grumman G164-A, and was returning for landing on a paved private airstrip near Caruthers, Calif. On touchdown, he heard a “huge bang,” and the airplane began to roll right wing down. [Read more…]
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…]