Most people spend their teenage years planning their future. But Dillon Barron, who just turned 20 in June, spent a good portion of his teen years with an eye to the past as he restored a 1950’s-era Cessna 170B to fresh-from-the-factory condition. [Read more…]
Something interesting is happening in General Aviation. It’s largely being driven at the grass root level, and frankly these developments fascinate and encourage me.
The industry has noted a loss of participation in past decades, with fewer active pilots taking to the skies. We’ve bemoaned this reality for years. While some point a finger at regulatory issues, others single out high cost as a detrimental factor, while a handful of us blame an aging fleet as the reason fewer of us are climbing into a cockpit, firing up the engine, and rotating skyward.
All these factors play a role, certainly. But none of them is truly insurmountable. None are so universally daunting they can’t be overcome. They are valid reasons for concern, but they are not even close to representing the end of GA as we know it.
There is a bright shining light on the horizon, with blue skies above. Truly there is. [Read more…]
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Military Aviation Museum regretfully announces that the 2015 Biplanes and Triplanes Airshow, scheduled to be held Oct. 3- 4, has been cancelled due to the projected high winds and rain brought on by a tropical depression hitting the surrounding area this weekend.
There are no foreseeable alternative dates to reschedule the event this year, but is planned to return in 2016. [Read more…]
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000 for the 2016-17 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies. Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000.
Applications are available online beginning today at AEA.net/scholarship. Deadline to submit applications for the 2016-17 academic year is April 1, 2016.
The pilot flew the Pitts S1S for about 30 minutes and then returned to the airport in Wellington, Kansas, for landing. As the plane approached the airport, the engine lost power, and the pilot made a forced landing short of the runway. [Read more…]
Leading the way from his native Texas to Las Vegas for the season finale of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Kirby Chambliss took fellow pilots Nicolas Ivanoff of France and Matthias Dolderer of Germany on a flight through one of the most iconic regions of the American West: Monument Valley. [Read more…]