Bricks mark aviation milestone

Cole Harris

By ELIZABETH WALKER

The inscribed bricks at the walkway entrance to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida mark a significant date for a small group of students at the school. Each of the red bricks commemorates a student’s first solo.

So far, 28 bricks have been laid and the numbers will climb steadily with each yearly dedication. [Read more…]

A first visit to AERO

The retractable gear Ellipse Spirit with elliptical wing was flying high at AERO.

By MIKE TAYLOR

As a first-time visitor to AERO Friedrichshafen, the biggest general aviation event in Europe, my impressions were highly favorable. It’s held annually on the shores of Lake Constance in Germany.

Having been to Berlin’s air show twice, I’ve found the German capital’s event to be all about big aircraft and military. AERO, on the other hand, is billed as the Global Show for General Aviation. This year, more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 33,000 visitors from all over the world attended the show, which was held April 15-18. [Read more…]