Martel Bundy sent in this photo, noting: “A Twin Otter and two Cessna 182s flying formation over Browns Field in Weeping Water, Nebraska, at the end of a great day of skydiving with the Lincoln Sport Parachute Club at the Burn the Mortgage event in October 2014.” [Read more…]
A silver Heath Super Parasol shimmered in the late summer sun as it flew by Antique Airfield. Its 20-year-old owner/pilot, Hayden Newhouse, felt the breeze ruffling through his hair, and couldn’t help but smile as he listened to the Continental A-40 humming happily along and the wind whistling through the Parasol’s wire-braced wing struts.
Gazing over the nose, the burnished cowling and cockpit fairing was gleaming through its time-worn patina, transporting him to another time. His thoughts eddied and swirled with the airflow over his wings, reaching far back through the mists of aviation history. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — Air show performer Patty Wagstaff has added her voice to those urging the restoration of America’s first airplane factory — the Wright Company factory in Dayton. [Read more…]
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Wipaire has revealed the 2016 recipients of the Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship.
Established in 2015, the scholarship provides $1,500 for recipients to pursue a seaplane rating and to further the community of seaplane pilots in honor of Ben Wiplinger’s contributions. While the scholarship was originally only intended to celebrate Wipaire’s 55th anniversary in 2015, it was so successful that it was renewed for 2016 and will be available again in 2017, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he was returning from an air race competition and that, about 15 minutes into the flight, he heard a “thump” and thought the Lancair Legacy had struck a bird. He then heard a second “thump” along with a “rattle and vibration,” so he found a place to make a forced landing. [Read more…]
Gord McNulty sent in this photo of a static T-33, explaining: “An example of Canada’s version of the Lockheed T-33, a Canadair Silver Star, makes an attractive display at London, Ontario, International Airport in a photo taken July 15, 2016. The Silver Star differed from the conventional T-33 in being equipped with a more powerful Rolls Royce Nene engine in place of the Allison J-33.” [Read more…]