The Walsh Group has named Thomas Haag National Director of Aviation.
The pilot had purchased the RV-6A the day before, and was returning to his home airport when he elected to stop at an intermediate airport in Pikeville, Kentucky, for fuel.
After crossing the runway threshold, he reduced engine power and entered the landing flare. He felt the airplane “balloon up slightly, then stall and drop around 15 feet” onto the runway. [Read more…]
The commercial pilot was in the process of purchasing a block of flight time with the intent of building time toward an additional rating.
According to the operator, she did not complete the mandatory checkout.
However, she possessed the keys to the Cessna 152 since she had flown the previous day with an instructor, but he did not approve her for solo flight because he believed she required additional practice landing the airplane with an instructor onboard. [Read more…]
Steve Nelson sent in this photo, with a quick note: “Larry Qualls, from L&L Aviation, doing some work on a customer’s P-64 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitian Airport (KBJC) in Broomfield, Colo.” [Read more…]
Pardon a little fun in the title. I recalled the line long ago attributed to Henry Ford, “You can have any color Model T you want, as long as it’s black.”
Sonex Aircraft had so regularly brought bright yellow airplanes to airshows, folks could be excused for thinking that was the only color available. Of course, since the company sells kit aircraft, you can have whatever color your wallet can handle.
Why wouldn’t you want a red one? The color works for Ferrari. [Read more…]
Many pilots wonder why a car loan can be approved in as little as 20 minutes, but it can take days — or even longer — to get approved for a loan to buy an airplane.
A new post from Adam Meredith, president of AOPA Aviation Finance Co., explains why, noting that the underwriting process for an airplane loan is more like that for a house than it is for a car. Read his full post here.
MESQUITE, Nevada — More than 40 hot air balloons will take to the skies for the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino from Jan. 20-22.
Pilots will create a beautiful display as they race through the breathtaking Virgin Valley during the three-day festival, which was extended another day this year due to popular demand, according to organizers. [Read more…]