SocialFlight’s Event of the Week is the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron 45th Annual Antique Fly-In. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KTRL, Terrell, Texas: I pull my mixture control knob all the way back, turn the key three clicks to the left to shut off the mags, and reach up to flip the master switch down.
Race 53’s engine doesn’t like to stop running, but finally sputters, coughs, stops. The spinning prop makes one last lazy arc, then is still.
I sit in the hot, damp cockpit, too tired to fully open the doors, unbuckle my seat and shoulder belts, or even remove my headset.
Racing is hard work. [Read more…]
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) have revealed that the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will headline this year’s performers at the 2016 National Championship Air Races, slated from Sept. 14-18, at the Reno-Stead Airport.
The Wings of Blue United States Air Force (USAF) Jump Team will also perform and Jim Peitz will pilot an aerobatic Beechcraft F33C bonanza. Performers also include the Lucas Oil Pitts, the Smoke ‘n Thunder Jet Car, and for the first time, an F-35A stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona will join the line of static displays. [Read more…]
In the beginning, Waco 10 owners Dave and Jeanne Allen had a 1930 Waco 10 data plate, some paperwork and a mountain of dreams.
Now, 28 years later, they fly NC662Y, a pristine, vintage flyer that draws a crowd at nearly every airport they land. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — EAA AirVenture has a strong tradition of honoring America’s veterans, and this year is no exception.
Old Glory Honor Flight, partnered with EAA and American Airlines, is bringing Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight IV to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. This flight will take place on Friday, July 29.
The veterans will fly to Washington, D.C. to tour war memorials at no cost to them. [Read more…]