Video: Saving ‘That’s All Brother’

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Last year an iconic piece of history was discovered lying in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin. It was the Douglas C-47 “That’s All, Brother” — the airplane that led the massed paratroop drop on D-Day.

The Commemorative Air Force reports it is in the final stages of acquiring “That’s All, Brother,” noting the C-47 will be a “star within our fleet, due to its historic significance.”
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RPA encounters increasing

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Nearly 200 encounters with remotely piloted aircraft, ranging from amusing to chillingly dangerous, were reported to the FAA between February and November of 2014, according to a report at AOPA.org. Writer Jim Moore notes that a list published by a New Orleans television station May 26 documents the growing use of drones — authorized and otherwise — and their infiltration of the National Airspace System. Many of the reports document troubling encounters, he reports, including unmanned aircraft flying near manned aircraft, airports, or navigation aids. Read the full story here.

Bakerfield Flying Club founder killed in car accident

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One of the founders of the Bakersfield Flying Club in California, Dan Lamb, was killed Friday, May 29, while stopped at a traffic light in Southwest Bakersfield. The driver of the vehicle that hit Lamb’s truck fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged, club members report.

Dan’s Cessna 172 was the club’s first airplane, and it was his generosity and dedication to general aviation that enabled the Bakersfield Flying Club to take its first fledgling steps just five years ago, members noted.

A long-time pilot and community leader, Dan’s face was a familiar fixture on the Bakersfield aviation scene.