It’s not often we get to learn – in such a graphic way – from an inflight emergency. At the May 8, 2015 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover a TBM Avenger suffered a “1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover and land at Reagan DCA airport.” [Read more…]
Smitty Smith from FunPlacestoFly.com posted this video of what we pilots don’t normally see during a takeoff. He explains: “Just for fun, I made this video showing what you don’t usually see as a pilot. Now if the camera designers could only make their cameras more aerodynamic so the wind doesn’t make them bounce around, it would be great. My apologies for the bumpy visual ride.” [Read more…]
“Smitty” Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com sent in this very short video celebrating his latest flight on May 6. He says: “A beautiful spring day in Texas. Green fields, soft winds and a nice runway to land on. It don’t git no better than this.”
Altitude Group has completed Phase I flight testing of the P85. Based on the fixed-gear tailwheel Radial Rocket is powered by a 400-horsepower liquid cooled Chevy LS V8 engine. [Read more…]
In this video from FunPlacesToFly.com, Anthony Arispe talks about the installation of the Navworx ADS-B unit in a Cessna 172. He also reviews the tools involved, plus a full explanation of the entire system.
The coolest waterskiing tow-boat ever… [Read more…]
To preserve the memory of forgotten PBY Catalina Pilots of World War II, documentary filmmaker Daniel Bunker is making ‘Return of the Catalina‘.
“The film documents the restoration of a Catalina and the subsequent flight from Spain to Australia to honor the men who reconnected Australia to England after the fall of Singapore,” says Bunker. [Read more…]