NEW YORK — An Australian entrepreneur. David Mayman, flew a jetpack in a controlled and sustained flight around the Statue of Liberty Nov. 3. [Read more…]
The guys at FunPlacesToFly.com just posted this very short video celebrating one of the best sounds in aviation, a big radial engine as a vintage aircraft takes off from the Gainesville Airport at the Texas Vintage Aircraft Association Fly-In.
Our friends at FunPlacesToFly.com sent us this video, which captures “a great visit from the McKinney Fire Department as they show EAA Chapter 1246 the Protecter, a custom-built firefighting machine. It was designed to be the first a responder to jet fuel fires, protecting passengers and firefighters from harm.”
The folks at Team Fly Halo, a group of aerobatic parameter pilots and instructors, recently posted this trailer of a web-based adventure film that they plan to releasing in the next couple months.
“We travel the country flying the most scenic places imaginable in our small backpack-aircraft, and one of our team members, Ryan Southwell is a cinematographer as well,” Shane Denherder, primary instructor, explains. “We filmed this production over the course of two summer trips and it includes flights from the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arizona, Utah, Bonneville Salt Flats, Salt Lake, Fry Canyon, Burning Man, Nevada, Natural Bridges, San Rafael Swell, Ship Rock New Mexico and more.”
In the video, you can see the interior, including the cockpit, of this famous transport aircraft. Also shown in the video, is James “Pee Wee” Martin, one of a handful of men still alive that jumped with the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day. Pee Wee served under the original Colonel Sink in World War II. Dale Dye, who played Col. Sink in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” is also shown in the video, speaking with “Pee Wee” Martin. [Read more…]