Rich Englert has joined Hillboro Aviation‘s management team as chief pilot for the company’s contract and charter division. Division missions include external load, firefighting, aerial survey, film and photography, power line patrol and search and rescue. The company operates a fleet of 13 turbine aircraft and 25 pilots. [Read more…]
WICHITA, Kan. – Textron Aviation recently welcomed more than 500 Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft owners together for the first time at the Textron Aviation Customer Conference in Wichita. This was the first joint customer conference since the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands combined last year. [Read more…]
The pilot of the RV-8 called the destination airport in Cortland, Ohio, to check on the condition of the turf runway. No concerns were noted.
The pilot said that the flight and touch down were normal but, during the landing roll, the airplane encountered a soft spot in the runway and nosed over, coming to rest inverted. [Read more…]
The 1920s saw many records set for altitude, speed, endurance and range, but they were destined to be only fleeting. The records fell quickly due to the development of better aircraft and engines.
January 1929 began the year with an achievement that many thought would never be exceeded anytime in the near future — the epic six day flight of the Question Mark.
The Question Mark was a modified Fokker transport aircraft that was flown to a refueled endurance record by US Army aviators. The flight established new world records for sustained flight, refueled flight, and distance. [Read more…]