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Allen McGregor honored with Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award

Posted on December 19th, 2012 by

Allen McGregor was recently honored with a Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Continue Reading →


Snakes on a (vintage) plane

Posted on December 13th, 2012 by

There are certain traditions at airshows. For example, AirVenture is not complete for me until I see Ron Johnson’s 1941 PT-22. Although it’s technically a Warbird, Johnson, who hails from Rockford, Ill., parks in the Vintage Area — and places... Continue Reading →

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Pilot celebrates 100th birthday flying his Evektor SportStar

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by

By John McVey, The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Thomas Guy Reynolds Jr. eased back on the stick of his Evektor SportStar light sport aircraft and it lifted effortlessly off the runway at the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB). He... Continue Reading →


New CEO for Quest Aircraft

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Quest Aircraft Company has named Samuel Hill its new Chief Executive Officer. Hill has more than 40 years of aviation experience, most recently with Honda Aircraft Co. from which he retired in early 2012. Continue Reading →

Tom Schad’s signature look

Posted on November 27th, 2012 by

It’s not unusual to see a leather A2 flight jacket at AirVenture, but when it comes to a unique A2, Tom Schad of Gainesville, Texas, may have the granddaddy of them all. Schad is the proud owner of a customized... Continue Reading →


SUN ’n FUN hires Executive Director of Education

Posted on November 27th, 2012 by

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Florida — SUN ’n FUN has named Lori Bradner Executive Director of Education, charged with leading the transition of the Florida Air Museum “as it becomes a world class, aviation-based, interactive educational experience,” officials said. Continue Reading →


The “Miss Muffet” Stearman

Posted on November 8th, 2012 by

Stripes and spiders — not a combination most people would think of when designing a paint scheme for a vintage airplane, but that’s exactly what Merrill and MaDonna McMahan of Wausau, Wis., decided to do when they painted their 1941... Continue Reading →

Kenneth Karnes and his 210 #2

A poetic checklist

Posted on October 24th, 2012 by

When Kenneth Karnes, now 75, recently started flying again after a several-year hiatus, he bought a Cessna 210 and began studying the airplane and procedures. One day his son, David, picked him up from the airport and noticed he was... Continue Reading →

Craig Spence

AOPA names Spence permanent secretary general of IAOPA

Posted on October 21st, 2012 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has made Craig Spence the permanent secretary general of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA). He was named acting secretary general in May. Continue Reading →


Avionics legend Monte Mitchell passes away at 83

Posted on October 17th, 2012 by

The Aircraft Electronics Association is reporting that its former president and a legend in the avionics industry, Monte R. Mitchell,  passed away Oct. 16, in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 83, following a brief illness. Continue Reading →