Luxury living with your airplane

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The mantra “if you build it, they will come” may have worked to attract baseball fans in the movie “Field of Dreams,” but it take more than a runway to attract homeowners to an airpark.

For the developers of SilverWing at Sandpoint Airpark located in Sandpoint, Idaho, there were three important attributes in mind when they looked for a place to build a new airpark.

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Meet Tony, your friend in Alaska

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By BILL WALKER

If you’re thinking about flying to Alaska in your own plane, Tony Turinsky is a strong candidate to become your new best friend.

The veteran Cessna 185 pilot from Anchorage has nearly 40 years of flying in America’s Last Frontier. He shared his expert knowledge of Alaska flying with presentations at this year’s SUN ’n FUN and offered his assistance to flyers who choose to visit during the coming year. He also spoke at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Night flight into clouds kills two

Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Stanley, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who did not have an instrument rating, had logged 640 hours, including 520 in the 182. On the afternoon of the accident, he checked the weather, then took off. [Read more...]