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.
No airplane is ever in zero gravity!
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 the air only about 30 minutes, so I reasoned I was good for about one and a half hours.
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 policy recently, it “requires” the prop be pulled through every seven days or the warranty is void. Lycoming may have a different policy.
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.
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.
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 to correct” when I said it “was the largest formation ever at Oshkosh.” He cited several larger formations of T-34 and T-6 aircraft. He even included a picture of the 1999 T-34 61-ship formation.
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 trail into Oshkosh. All one kind of plane, within 15 horsepower of each other — and they did it safely.
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.
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. Airport. I understood that under certain conditions there was a chance of flying in the Wright Flyer, and that made the 900-mile trip worth it.