Frequent contributor Star Novak sent in this photo with a quick note: “This pretty 1946 clipped wing Cub waits patiently for a summer evening flight at Cedar Air Park (51K) in Olathe, Kansas.” [Read more…]
Q: I’m finishing a Long-EZ and want to put a reliable high-horsepower Lycoming engine on the plane.
I’m leaning towards several things:
- CD Ignition;
- High compression (I will be doing a lot of high altitude and this seems to be the best bet in lieu of a turbo);
- Fuel injection;
- Cold air induction; and
- Ram air induction.
I have heard that people are taking the 320 series and beefing them up, opposed to doing the same with the 360 series as they are lighter. [Read more…]
Washington’s Sanford Reim is flying a Breezy – N800PY – from Penn Yan, New York, to Hillsboro, Oregon. Reim launched on Friday, Sept. 9 and as of Sept. 14, he’d made it to Billings, Montana. You can follow along via his SPOT.
GAINESVILLE, Texas — A new safety program will debut at the 54th annual fly-in for the Texas Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association.
The fly-in will be held Oct. 7-8 at the Gainesville Municipal Airport (KGLE). [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he was performing both water and pavement touch-and-go landings in his amphibious Piper PA-18A-150 in Gunthersville, Ala.
On final approach for a water landing, he observed a jet ski come out of a slew area and his attention was drawn to it. [Read more…]
Carlos Bultron sent in this photo with a quick note: “I was with my 6 month son at home, sitting on the balcony. When a plane passed by, my son was amazed and couldn’t stop looking at it. Aviation unites family and I guess flying or plane spotting together will be a father and son activity.” [Read more…]