Gord McNulty sent in this photo, noting: “The Commemorative Air Force B-17G Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” took center stage while visiting the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, in September, 2016.” [Read more…]
What does it take to fly around the world?
Pilot Robert DeLaurentis recently took time to share what he learned during his historic 2015 solo circumnavigation of the world.
His new book, “Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion and the Journey Within,” details the historic 98-day, 26,000-mile ultimate cross-country. [Read more…]
The student pilot reported that he was practicing solo ground reference maneuvers about 1,600 feet above ground level when the Diamond DA-20’s engine began operating erratically.
He added the airplane might have entered an aerodynamic stall. [Read more…]
Last summer, while on a flying trip to Alaska, I visited two popular tourist destinations in the backcountry.
One of them, Chena Hot Springs, was half an hour by air from our home base at Chena Marina Airport (AK28) in Fairbanks. The other, 184 air miles south, was the historic town of Talkeetna, aerial gateway to Denali, North America’s highest peak. [Read more…]