Wright B Flyer to build new airplane at original Wright Co. factory

25th anniversary of the Wright "B" Flyer lookallike's first flight.

DAYTON, Ohio — More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer.

Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Co. factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing support. Final assembly will take place inside the original Wright factory buildings.

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Breitling Jet team sets U.S. tour schedule

The Breitling Jet Team has announced its tour dates for 2015, which include, for the first time, stops in the United States. The aerobatic display team is made up of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 435 mph, and have flown across 36 countries all over the world.

The Breitling Jet Team will begin its tour at SUN ‘n FUN in Lakeland, Fla., with stops in Maryland, the Jones Beach Air Show in New York, the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, SeaFair in Seattle, and the National Championship Air Races in Reno.

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Crafting a flying club agreement

Many thousands of frugal pilots continue to fly because of flying clubs. These clubs typically include a wide variety of pilots and at least two aircraft, bringing down the price of going up by sharing the costs of plane ownership and operation.

Just as there are many types of pilots, there are many ways flying club agreements can be structured to meet the needs of a nest of persnickety pilots and aircraft owners. [Read more…]