FREDERICK, Maryland — There are only a handful of days left to apply for a $500 aviation scholarship offered for student pilots and pilots to help further their training.
Sponsored by aviation insurance broker Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), the “Get into the AIR” scholarship can be used towards any phase of flight training, a flight review, written exam, instrument proficiency check or a check ride. [Read more…]
The private pilot had recently purchased the Pitts Model 12, and the flight was the second leg of his cross-country trip to fly the plane home. [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Albert Dyer sent in this photo, with this explanation: “Brodhead Wisconsin has an airport (C37) that is perhaps the embodiment of what grassroots aviation is all about. There is a very active EAA chapter (EAA Chapter 431). It also has a small museum housing some very, very rare aircraft and cars. It’s also known within the Hatz & Pietenpol Air Camper community as the place to ask questions, build and fly these types of aircraft. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KIYA, Abbeville, Louisiana: As I turn off the taxiway for the hold-short line, I glance back over my left shoulder to watch the parade of Aeronca 7 Champions move forward. Each a different shade of yellow and red, with their stubby noses high in the air, their tails low, they look like a pack of eager puppy dogs begging for a treat.
I sigh. For me, in this race, they would have been easy pickings. Even though they rolled off the assembly line about the same time my plane did, they are a whole order of magnitude slower. Even on a bad day I could beat them all.
That is, if they actually were flying against me, which they aren’t. [Read more…]
Would anyone be interested in a 250-horsepower aircraft capable of crossing the continent in just over eight hours at an average speed of 252 miles per hour while using only 61 gallons of aviation fuel, about 40 miles per gallon in cruise?
Headset manufacturer Lightspeed Aviation has launched the Fly Me to the Moon contest, which runs through June 26, 2016.
The pilot who flies the most miles during private flights — as tracked through CloudAhoy tracking and debriefing service — will win their choice of any of the four models of Lightspeed ANR headsets including Sierra, Zulu.2, Zulu PFX, or the new Tango wireless headset. [Read more…]