Another fifty hours, another oil change. You know you have to do it. You know it’s a normal expense of operating your aircraft, but do you truly know why you do it? Anthony Arispe, the staff A&P at The HD Pilot, spells it all out in his new blog post.
MONACA, Pa. — The first in the region, Community College of Beaver County’s new Aviation Academy for high school students recently welcomed the inaugural class of 27 students from nine county school districts. [Read more…]
There are some people who get as much joy out of restoring an aircraft as they do out of flying one. Steve Noyes, an A&P/IA and commercial pilot from Newbury, Massachusetts, is one of those people.
Since 1985 he has operated Noyes Enterprises, which includes Birddogs by Noyes, a business dedicated to the restoration and modifications of Cessna L-19 Birddogs, the militarized versions of the C-305. One of the common uses of Birddogs is as a glider tower, so perhaps it’s understandable that a job maintaining tow aircraft led Noyes to the restoration of a 1942 Schweizer training glider, known as a TG-2. [Read more…]
On Feb. 28, Wipaire held a grand opening for its facility in Leesburg, Florida. Contributor Tom Snow was there and sent in these photos of the event. [Read more…]