Jan Schenzle sent in this photo, with a simple note: “Walchensee, 25 nm south of Munich, Germany, Bavaria. 6000 feet.” [Read more…]
“Take this job and love it…”
Our variation on the title of an old country song is how we at T.J. Snow Company introduce the unique flying job we’ve developed over the years at our Chattanooga, Tennessee-based business, which was founded by my father in 1963 and is now owned by my son and me.
For the right person — an experienced pilot with electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills — being a flying service tech can be a rewarding career.
With a total of six pilots among our 85 employees, T. J. Snow Company is an aviation-minded company that has operated its own aircraft since 1984. [Read more…]
NextGen is bringing new benefits to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through a technology called Data Comm.
According to FAA officials, Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges – like texting versus talking over the phone. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — The steady rumble of World War II bomber flight operations will resonate at The Museum of Flight July 1-4, while a group of four historic aircraft is based here for public rides and tours.
Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. [Read more…]
Scot Warren, an experience pilot and aviation enthusiast, will represent WACO in the south central region of the US, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
The pilot/owner was ferrying the Lancair IV from the United States to Europe, and he had installed an auxiliary fuel bladder in place of the rear seat.
Before takeoff, the fuel tanks were topped off, and 60 gallons of fuel were added to the auxiliary fuel bladder.
The estimated weight of the airplane during takeoff was about 509 pounds over its maximum gross weight. The estimated center of gravity (CG) of the airplane was 93.2, which was near the aft limit of the CG range. [Read more…]
Mark Spencer recently sent in this photo, explaining: “This spring we took a VFR trip from Northwest Arkansas to the West Coast, up to Seattle and back to Arkansas. We stopped at some great airports along the way from the Grand Canyon to Oceano to Half Moon Bay. So many great places to visit. A week was not enough time to stop everywhere we wanted to stop. [Read more…]