Video: Your landing gear doesn’t extend…

Posted on December 26th, 2013 by

A post maintenance flight in a Cessna 210 results in a gear up landing. This YouTube video shows a remarkable landing using only the tail and an extended nose gear. I don’t think it could have gone better. Continue Reading →

NJ governor sets ‘Aviation Awareness Day’

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has issued a proclamation designating Sept. 29, as “Aviation Awareness Day,” to highlight the value of general aviation to the Garden State. Continue Reading →

World War II reenactment slated

Posted on September 19th, 2010 by

The Collings Foundation is hosting a World War II reenactment and World War II veterans roundtable discussion Oct. 9-10 in Stow, Mass., with more than 150 reenactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military. Fully restored military equipment of... Continue Reading →

Homecoming for first Colonial Skimmer

Posted on September 12th, 2010 by

John Staber, who spent 11 years painstakingly restoring the first Colonial Skimmer C-1, flew it to Sanford Regional Airport (SFM) in Maine earlier this month to show off the plane to her designer and builder, David B. Thurston, and to... Continue Reading →

More airports to get recovery act grants

Posted on September 12th, 2010 by

The FAA recently selected five additional airport projects for funding, paid for with $9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds that became available because of low bids on airport projects nationwide. Continue Reading →

Finding the grass in Mount Dora

Posted on September 7th, 2010 by

It had to be here somewhere. I was hunting a small grass strip south of pretty Mount Dora, Florida, as my search for a retirement town continued. Aside from its growing reputation as a new Florida “cultural capital” and great... Continue Reading →

Legislative confusion in Maine over ethanol and Mogas

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by

Readers might have seen Maine’s Morning Sentinel report about the loss of mogas at the Norridgewock, Maine, airport (OWK).  There was another airport in Maine that used to have mogas up until a couple of months ago, Sanford Regional (SFM),... Continue Reading →

The new voting block in town

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 by

Traditionally, aviation enthusiasts are an ignored minority population. That’s certainly true when election time rolls around. Politicians rarely show up at the airport trolling for votes, Continue Reading →

GA pilots ‘in limbo’ at new Florida airport

Posted on August 10th, 2010 by

Construction delays at the new $318 million Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) have left local pilots “trapped in a state of limbo” at an abandoned airport site for months without fuel, maintenance or low viability radar, according to a... Continue Reading →

Three times the charm

Posted on August 10th, 2010 by

Women in Aviation, International and the Experimental Aircraft Association repeated the WomenVenture initiative, with a week’s worth of camps, seminars, panels, a networking breakfast and reunion picture during AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh. Continue Reading →