KERSHNER’S FAMILY PROUD OF WHAT HE ADDED TO AVIATION

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by

Ace Aerobatic School, founded by William K. Kershner, closed on the day of his death, Jan. 8, 2007. Catherine Cavagnaro, highly thought of by my father as a pilot and aerobatic instructor, has her own school, Sewanee Aerobatic School. Continue Reading →

‘ZERO GRAVITY’ DEBATE CONTINUES

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by

No airplane is ever in zero gravity! Continue Reading →

COWS AND AIRPLANES DON’T MIX

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by

I was feeling pretty good, so I decided to fly my 1946 Luscombe 8A about an hour before dark. I put in five gallons. I had maybe two or three gallons in it already. I figured I would be in... Continue Reading →

BAD ADVICE?

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

I believe Paul McBride may have given some bad advice regarding not pulling the prop through on engines that are not being used regularly (“Ask Paul: Prepare your plane for winter,” Nov. 9 issue). Unless Teledyne Continental Motors changed its... Continue Reading →

HELP!

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

Can someone please help? I know of a crashed American DC-3 in the jungles of New Guinea and wish to know where we might find the plate with the manufacturer’s details and the aircraft serial number. Continue Reading →

MORE HELP NEEDED

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

We are restoring a 1946 BC-12D Taylorcraft and need a glare shield — the panel over the fuel tank that the windshield sits on and is connected to the instrument panel. Continue Reading →

STILL NO. 1

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

In Letters to the Editor of your Oct. 19 issue, Lou Drendal commented on Meg Godlewski’s article about the 35-ship formation at Oshkosh in your Aug. 24 issue (“The largest OSH formation?”). He suggested that I was “not even close... Continue Reading →

MORE ON OSH FORMATIONS

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

Regarding the highest number of airplanes flown into Oshkosh, read “The Cessna 120/140 Story Book” by Dorchen Forman for a number never to be duplicated by one kind of civilian plane: 163 Cessna 120s, 140s and 140As flew in a... Continue Reading →

AIRPORTS UNDER FIRE FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

As an environmental health physician I’m aware of the association between noise exposure and high blood pressure (hypertension). People exposed to noise are more likely to have hypertension. European researchers have identified more hypertension in those who live near airports. Continue Reading →

FLYING A 1911 WRIGHT ‘B’ FLYER

Posted on December 21st, 2007 by

I just want to share an experience I had in September of this year. I traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to see a replica of the 1911 Wright “B” Flyer aircraft and the museum that is at the Dayton Wright Bros.... Continue Reading →