Cardinal loses power

The pilot of the Cessna Cardinal reported that the engine experienced a total loss of power while in cruise flight near Elcho, Wis. He attempted to restart the engine without success, so he made a forced landing on a snow-covered field. [Read more…]

Low pass results in crash

According to the passenger, the pilot of the Super Cub was making a second low pass over friends just before the accident in Sterling, Alaska. Witnesses reported seeing the airplane flying very slowly, about 300 feet above the ground, with the engine at a low power setting. [Read more…]

Type Club celebrates the Cessna 195

C195 in flight

“You should see all the Cessna 195s!”

You hear this all the time at AirVenture when someone comes back from Vintage Aircraft Parking. Often, there are rows and rows of the high-wing taildraggers with their distinctive bumped cowls.

It’s not unusual to find multi-generational families of C195 owners camped beneath the wings of their airplanes, ready to tell you the story of the vintage machine and extol its virtues. Many will tell you they are not the owners of the airplane — they are merely its caretaker for the time being.

And don’t be surprised if you are invited to join the Cessna 195 Type Club when you visit. [Read more…]