Emil Bryant sent in this photo, noting: “My son Alex sitting at the controls of the giveaway Cub at Sporty’s in Batavia, Ohio. He grabbed the controls like he had been doing it all his life.” [Read more…]
There is precious little we can accomplish in life entirely on our own. We need help, or encouragement, or correction from others. And thank goodness. Life would be awfully lonely if we all went around all the time being entirely self-sufficient and self-contained. [Read more…]
The board of directors of Chicago Executive Airport have again rejected pilots’ request for self-serve fuel, continuing a stalemate over high gas prices. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, the board voted unanimously against offering self-service aviation gas, despite a petition from nearly 200 pilots asking for it.
According to one board member, self-serve fueling stations would compete with the airport’s FBOs.
Read the full story here.
Bearhawk Aircraft has unveiled the Bearhawk Bravo, a refinement of the four-place Bearhawk design that established the family of Bearhawk aircraft.
The Bearhawk Bravo, referred to internally as the model “B,” will be available as both a plans-built design and a Quick-Build kit. The original design and modifications are by aviator, mechanic and engineer Bob Barrows. [Read more…]
Officials with Sonex Aircraft announced on opening day of AirVenture that the Oshk0sh-based company has begun a new initiative to make kit aircraft building a part of the mainstream general aviation infrastructure in China.
Working with China GA trailblazer Francis Chao and his firm Uniworld, Sonex Aircraft is set to promote its products in China with a multi-part strategy that includes government advocacy, participation in the training infrastructure for GA pilots and mechanics, and growth of the Chinese recreational aviation enthusiast base. [Read more…]
A video made by a witness located in a restaurant parking lot near the top of a ridge near Lake Elsinore, Calif., initially shows the Piper PA 28R’s wings level at a low altitude with a steady engine rpm and the landing gear in the retracted position. The airplane then makes about a 45° left turn.
It subsequently levels off, flying in the direction toward the ridgeline with the landing gear in the extended position. The airplane continues at a low altitude toward the rising terrain, and then the video ends. [Read more…]