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.
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.
Overhaul Bids is similar in style to Angie’s List, but with pricing on engine repairs, overhauls and inspections.
He attributes this early success “to a long unsatisfied need for information about engine overhauls.” [Read more…]
Three iconic World War II aircraft — the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang — will be on display with aircraft tours throughout the day. Flights in these beautifully restored historic aircraft are also available. [Read more…]
Uncontrolled Airspace (UCAP) – broadcasting since August 22, 2006 – is the grand-daddy of aviation-themed podcasts. Hosted by Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon and Jack Hodgson, UCAP is a heavy dose of hangar flying.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft officials are reporting that CEO Jeremy Monnett and assembly mechanic Mike Clark died June 2 in an accident involving Sonex Sport Acro N123SX at the east end of Wittman Regional Airport’s runway 9 around 3:30pm.
The cause of the accident remains unknown pending investigation by the FAA, NTSB and Sonex Aircraft. [Read more…]
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.