The second annual Sunshine Express 400 ran Sunday, April 3. A strong tailwind helped the 17 racers set fast times on the course from Greenwood County Airport (KGRD) in South Carolina, to Multrie (KKGR), Georgia, then to Winter Haven’s Gilbert Field (KGIF).
The 400 nautical mile race was organized by 71-year-old Pat Purcell, who was a racer in the Air Race Classic in the 1970s and 1980s, and racer Richard Kaczmarek.
Last year the race was called Race to the Sun, but this year, it was renamed. The race is sanctioned by the Sport Air Racing League, whose motto “Racing for the rest of us” truly suited the group who raced this year. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued aviation safety alert SA-053, highlighting aviation safety issues pilots may face arriving at major fly-in events.
The safety alert comes in advance of two major fly-in events — the April 5-10 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, and the July 25- 31 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. [Read more…]
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS – American Legend Aircraft Company reports the first scheduled performance of a Super Legend HP aircraft landing on a pickup truck will be this weekend.
Greg Koontz Airshows will perform at Luke Air Force Base near Glendale, Ariz., during its 75 Years of Airpower airshow April 2-3,. This will be the first public performance by Koontz as he lands the new Super Legend HP on top of a moving pickup truck. [Read more…]