Some people say you’re a real pilot the day you solo. Some insist you have to have that airman’s certificate in your pocket. But those who have flown into Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the famous AirVenture Fly-In say there’s no more triumphant sense of arrival as a pilot than landing three-to-a-runway at OSH on opening day. [Read more…]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Testimony began March 24 in favor of an Ohio bill that would repudiate the claim that Gustave Whitehead flew a powered airplane in Connecticut two years before Ohio’s Wright brothers flew in North Carolina. [Read more…]
Asset Insight now offers its Baseline Maintenance Rating tool free of charge online.
Individuals interested in buying or selling an aircraft will find this to be a useful tool, allowing them to evaluate and compare airplanes based on an aircraft’s most significant financial “wild card” – its maintenance condition, according to company officials.
Garmin reports new capabilities for the G1000 on the King Air C90 are available through the latest software upgrade. The latest update offers new features including NextGen components such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance and user-defined holding patterns.
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders will be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 by leaders of the U.S. House and Senate. [Read more…]
WICHITA, Kansas — Exactly 70 years after it was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces in Wichita, Kansas, the B-29 “Doc” was delivered again.
On March 23, 1945, the B-29, one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the Army Air Forces. On March 23 this year, that same aircraft was rolled out again, in commemoration of its restoration and progress back toward flying condition.
More than 200 supporters — known as Doc’s Friends — came to watch it roll out again in the city of its birth.