A news story in the Rocky Mount Telegram by Lindell John Kay reports that Nash County in North Carolina now allows private airplane landings strips in the county’s residential neighborhoods. [Read more…]
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Hillsboro Aviation has unveiled its new headquarters at the north end of the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO).
The facility is phase two of a four-phase, 425,000-square-foot long-term development project. The new building is home to the company’s FBO services, helicopter and airplane charter division, aircraft sales, maintenance and avionics services, and parts sales. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will fly its P-51 Mustang, “Red Nose,” and SB2C-5 Helldiver, “The Beast,” to Fond du Lac airport (KFLD) as part of the 2016 Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wis., from Monday July, 25 until Sunday July, 31.
Rides will be available on both of these historic aircraft. The CAF Dixie Wing will have a rides desk at the CAF Headquarters tent in Boeing Plaza at EAA AirVenture. The CAF SB2C Helldiver Sponsor Group will partner for the week with the Dixie Wing, which will provide ground support to the pilots of the old Navy bomber. Rides can be purchased here. [Read more…]
After the Mooney M20L bounced on landing, the pilot aborted the landing by adding full power and confirmed that the flaps were in the takeoff position.
When she realized the plane was not climbing normally and that the engine did not seem to be providing full power, she prepared for an emergency landing to a parking lot between two large retail buildings in San Diego, Calif.
The plane hit a rooftop air conditioning unit on one of the buildings, collided with the roof’s perimeter cinderblock barrier, and then fell to the ground, resulting in one fatality and one serious injury. [Read more…]
Matt Pinkerton of Pinehurst, N.C, sent in this photo, with a simple note: “Hanging out with dad at the airport.” [Read more…]
When this small aircraft flies overhead, the questions start flying as well.
What kind of airplane is that? Is it an antique?
Well, it does resemble one, with its angular windshield, outrigger gear, large spoked wheels, and square-shaped rudder — but it isn’t.
This classy Cabin Ace SJ (N486N) is a special blend, concocted by a couple of retired chemists who are avid homebuilders and pilots. [Read more…]
By Nancy Covert
It was a story about Germany’s flying ace, the Red Knight (Snoopy’s infamous Red Baron), according to Dorothy Kocher Olsen, that piqued her interest in learning to fly.
Olsen, who was resting up on a June Sunday morning for an afternoon celebration of her 100th birthday with a pair of sister flyers from the Women’s Air force Service Pilots (WASPs) —shared a few of her recollections. [Read more…]