By ELIZABETH WALKER
The inscribed bricks at the walkway entrance to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida mark a significant date for a small group of students at the school. Each of the red bricks commemorates a student’s first solo.
So far, 28 bricks have been laid and the numbers will climb steadily with each yearly dedication. [Read more…]
Smitty Smith from FunPlacestoFly.com posted this video of what we pilots don’t normally see during a takeoff. He explains: “Just for fun, I made this video showing what you don’t usually see as a pilot. Now if the camera designers could only make their cameras more aerodynamic so the wind doesn’t make them bounce around, it would be great. My apologies for the bumpy visual ride.” [Read more…]
The accident happened during the student pilot’s first solo flight at the airport in Ankeny, Iowa. The first landing was good, but on the second approach the airplane touched down flat and bounced several times. [Read more…]
Robert Stambovsky, USMC retired, sent in this photo of him flying an ex-RAF Jet Provost T5A over Edwards AFB. [Read more…]