On Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 2016, 29 young people from the greater Leesburg, Florida, area took to the sky through the EAA Young Eagles program at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE). [Read more…]
Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship for 2017.
In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of Nov. 1, 2016. Scholarship applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Nov. 14, 2016. New this year, all applications may be submitted online at WAI.org. [Read more…]
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — After nearly three decades at the helm of his family’s company, Cosby Stone has retired as chief executive officer of TAP Publishing Company, publisher of Trade-A-Plane. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he made three radio calls stating his intentions to land near Orange, Texas. When the Cessna 182 was about 25 to 50 feet above the runway, the pilot saw an agricultural airplane making a non-standard, low circling approach to land on the opposing runway. [Read more…]
Bob Hoover, called the greatest stick and rudder pilot of all time by Gen. Jimmy Doolitte, died Oct. 25 at his home in Southern California. He was 94. [Read more…]
Steve Nelson sent in this photo, with a short note: “The Wings Over the Rockies Museum at Centennial Airport in Denver holds a teacher day a few times a year. It sparks their interest in aviation, and hopefully that will trickle down to the students. Two astronauts spoke, then there were plane rides in three different aircraft — a Stearman bi-plane, Cessna 182, and a Jet Ranger Helicopter. This photo was taken as the astronauts spoke to the teachers. This little guy was ready for ground school.” [Read more…]
General aviation airports are my happy place. There’s no denying that.
Often I stop into my hangar just to sit peacefully in the usually quiet confines of the non-towered airport environment I call home. [Read more…]