The Cessna 182Q pilot departed from a dirt airstrip in mountainous terrain earlier during the day, and was preparing to land at another mountain dirt airstrip near San Luis Obispo, Calif. [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Ted Luebbers recently sent in this photo of the Bob Hoover tribute on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport.
Hoover, considered one of the best pilots in history, passed away Oct. 25 at the age of 94.
Luebbers adds: “Notice his plane, the North American Rockwell Shrike 500S “Sweetie Face” and the life-size statue of the man.” [Read more…]
Q: I have a Mattituck TMX O-360 in my Glastar. During a longer climb phase, my CHTs differ up to 100°F between Cylinder No. 1 and No. 4. Leveling off and reducing to cruise power (65%) at top of climb, CHTs stabilize all within max 30°F.
What could be the reason for this difference (airstream entering the cowl at a steeper climb angle?) and do I have to be concerned about this?
Christian Stuessi, Switzerland [Read more…]
If you get a drone as a holiday present, the FAA wants you to know how to fly it safely.
That’s why the agency released a new video reminding everyone of the rules and regulations that safe drone pilots must follow. [Read more…]
Peter Bowers of WACO Aircraft Corp. at W.K. Kellogg Airport (KBTL) in Battle Creek, Mich., shared this video with us that shows the final assembly of a Great Lakes aircraft. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes together…
The founding roots of America’s modern day aviation industry can be traced through St. Louis and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. That history is documented in a new book published by the Missouri History Museum Press, “The Aerial Crossroads of America: St. Louis’s Lambert Airport,” by author Daniel L. Rust.
The same time the book was released, Lambert and the Missouri History Museum opened a companion exhibition by the same name in The Lambert Gallery in the Bag Claim of Terminal 1. [Read more…]
The 2017 Beringer Aero calendar is now available, showcasing planes equipped with Beringer wheels, brakes and landing gear. [Read more…]
The sport pilot was performing touch and go landings on Runway 17R at the airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the fourth landing a wind gust turned the Champion 7EC to the left. [Read more…]