Frequent contributor Star Novak sent in this photo, which she took Saturday, Dec. 2. “This pretty little Luscombe is a frequent visitor to the restaurant at K81, and that’s exactly where he was headed on this chilly Saturday.” [Read more…]
RED WING and BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and AirCorps Aviation, specialists in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage World War II aircraft, report the successful return to flight of the squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen.
The aircraft, which had been out of commission for eight months to undergo repair following a hard landing, made a successful test flight on Dec. 1, and is expected to return shortly to its mission to honor the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen at air shows and events around the country. [Read more…]
The National Oceanic and Aeronautic Administration Hurricane Hunters weather squadron will be moving its staff of about 100 and fleet of nine aircraft — including its modified P-3 Orions “Kermit” and “Miss Piggy” — to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida after May 1, according to a report in the Lakeland Ledger.
KLAL is best known as the home of SUN ‘n FUN, the fly-in that traditionally kicks off airshow season for general aviation.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is inviting Oklahoma youth ages 6 to 17 to participate in the state’s 2017 International Aviation Art Contest. The art contest encourages students to reflect on aviation by having them design their artwork based upon this year’s chosen theme, “Above the Clouds.” [Read more…]
The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) will be distributing at least $15,000 worth of prizes, trophies, and scholarships as part of the seventh annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6-12, 2017. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that, shortly after the skydiving flight departed, the Cessna 210’s engine experienced a “mechanical failure,” so he made a forced landing in a farm field south of the airport near Sussex, N.J.
The airplane nosed over in the mud, which resulted in structural damage to the airframe. [Read more…]