Continental Motors Group has inked a deal with Danbury Aerospace to purchase essentially all of the assets associated with its operating divisions, including Engine Components International, Inc., Precision Machined Parts, Inc., Airmotive Engineering Corporation, Aircooled Motors, Sterling Machinery and Process, and EC Services, located at its site in San Antonio, Texas, as well as the Titan brand of engines and parts. [Read more…]
“What is that?”
My student and I were on downwind to Runway 16 at Pierce County/Thun Field (KPLU) in Puyallup, Wash., when he uttered this phrase. “It looks like something out of World War II!” he exclaimed as we saw the high-wing boat-hulled aircraft make its final approach.
And he is right. The “that” in question is a 1945 PBY, an amphibious Patrol Bomber (the PB) built by Consolidated Aircraft. During their military service, many of the PBYs were used for patrol and to rescue sailors and aviators from the ocean. Many were kept in the military until the 1980s, then released to become water bombers for fire fighting.
This particular PBY belongs to Bud Rude of Spanaway, Wash., and it’s set to star in a movie with Nicolas Cage about the rescue of sailors from the USS Indianapolis during World War II. [Read more…]
Two and three blade MT propeller systems — with a reversing option — are now available for installation on Aviat Husky aircraft. [Read more…]
ANCHORAGE – It feels like half of Alaska showed up at the FedEx Maintenance Hangar at Anchorage International on Saturday. In all the years I’ve been coming to the show, I don’t ever remember seeing the show this busy.
In addition to thousands of people, and a sold-out exhibit area, a wide variety of planes are on display inside and out. Suffice it to say, the 2015 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering is a hit. [Read more…]